Strong Smell!! Question

  1. SmartStar Member Member

    Hello everyone, Just recently I bought some food ( API Tropical Premium flakes) for my fishes since one of the recommendations to help their immune system is garlic supplements and this is the only food for freshwater that I been able to find. The thing is that it had a very strong smell and fishes eat it but the don't seem as into it like the other one, should I intercalate one with the other or wait for them to get use to it, I also give them some Freeze Dried Medley once a week and throw some algae thins for my pleco but the mollies and platies enjoy it too. Any other suggestion attach a pic of each! Gracias!
     
  2. Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    haven't tried any of those sorry.
     

  3. mosaicguppy Well Known Member Member

    It can take some time for fish to get used to new food, mine didn't like the flakes I gave them either at first, but now they all love it and the food is gone within seconds.
     

  4. STLBluesFan Member Member

    yeah, sometimes you have to just stick with it, and they will eventually take to it
     

  5. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:please give credit for the photos in Post #1. Where did the photos come from? :) Giving credit will prevent plagiarism.

    Thanks!

    Ken
     
  6. SmartStar Member Member

    Sorry Ken,
    I just Google the info and copy from images without opening the "site" I will definitely take that in consideration next time.
     
  7. cameronpalte Member Member

    As above people said, it may just take some time to get used to it. Here is an example for humans to help you understand:). Lets say you love burger king cheeseburgers. Yet one day your friend takes you to Mc. Donald. You may love Mc Donald cheese burgers but your still going to be more careful while eating it until you get used to it, you may not order/eat as much on your first time ect. Your fish are just getting used to it.
     
  8. ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Copying from one person is plagiarism, copying from many is research! :giggle: (sorry, old high-school joke)

    Back on topic - some fish just don't like garlic, and the smell of garlic may confuse their senses. i.e. they may not recognise it as food to start with.

    You can also try soaking the food in some tank water prior to adding to the tank, this will help the flakes sink a little bit, and may encourage the fish to have a nibble.