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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:45 am

I think we all feel that way. You could try algae wafers at midnight but the cichlids will eat that too.

Do they come out when you feed? If they are hungry they will. For me it usually took a month for that to happen.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby GlennLever » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:48 am

DJRansome wrote:I think we all feel that way. You could try algae wafers at midnight but the cichlids will eat that too.

Do they come out when you feed? If they are hungry they will. For me it usually took a month for that to happen.


Yes they come out and surrey around and then go back into hiding.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby tacs » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:54 am

Could you try an autofeeder and have it drop some fast sinking pellets or wafers like at 2 am or an hour after you have gone to bed. My multipunctatus and petricola are out and about constantly but as DJRansome is suggesting it may take a while. If you feed them they will come. :-)
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby GlennLever » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:32 pm

tacs wrote:Could you try an autofeeder and have it drop some fast sinking pellets or wafers like at 2 am or an hour after you have gone to bed. My multipunctatus and petricola are out and about constantly but as DJRansome is suggesting it may take a while. If you feed them they will come. :-)


I have some algae wafers coming tomorrow. Will try that first.

I would rather feed the fish myself, part of keeping fish I think?
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby tacs » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:55 pm

Indeed you should do what makes you happy. The wafers will probably be more than your fish at this point can handle all at once. Also as the wafer breaks down some will end up in the substrate. The cats will find it. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:38 pm

I do feed sinking pellets and the trick is to expedite getting them to the bottom for the synos. They will not starve without this and I don't do this anymore, but it gets the fishkeeper comfortable with actually seeing them eat at first.

Mix the pellets in a small container of water and pour it in from some height so the water whooshes to the bottom with the pellets instantly.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby GlennLever » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:10 pm

I did this.

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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:30 pm

Remove it after a couple of hours.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby GlennLever » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:54 pm

DJRansome wrote:Remove it after a couple of hours.


I have taken it out.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby GlennLever » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:28 pm

I got some Algae Wafers.

This is a sinking wafer, and the instructions were to feed only enough for them to feed in several hours.

I put one wafer in the tank. The fish loved it so much it was picked up and I have no idea where it went to in the tank.

How do you feed these wafers so that remainder can be removed after several hours?
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:52 pm

My cichlids grab them and race away. It's like a cross between a game of take-away and frisbee. Not sure the cats ever get any. I gave up on wafers...I just watch the bellies.
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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby GlennLever » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:34 pm

How is it possible for me to have babies?

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Re: Glenn's Tank Thread

Postby Deeda » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:46 pm

Thanks for the update Glenn!!

Yes as you've seen the fish can spawn at a couple months of age so congrats.
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