feeding cory catfish

AnneCecilia z5 MIJanuary 23, 2009

I have just about given up seeing my little troup of cory cats actually get to eat any of the special sinking food I purchase for them. Always, always the platties and the betta get to it first and hog it all. That happens even when I have fed the other fish their favorite foods at the same time. I see the little cats following along behind the flock of pecking platties (makes me think of chickens!) and hopefully they are getting some crumbs. I know they do get some of the flake food that sinks unnoticed by the piggy platties, but sometimes I wonder how they survive on so little. I read somewhere a recommendation to feed the sinking wafers after lights out at night. Think they would better get the benefit of their own food that way?

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birdwidow

Corys will eat at any time, but yes, giving them sinking pellets after lights out will also allow them to eat in peace. But if yours are thriving, they are likely already getting what they need by grubbing around at night, so don't overdo the pellets or you could foul the tank with uneaten food.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2009 at 10:47AM
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AnneCecilia z5 MI

Thanks, Birdwidow. I'll hold the pellets til lights out, not give them additional. Thanks for the reminder not to overdo. :-)

    Bookmark   January 24, 2009 at 8:29PM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

They respond well to the Tabimin pellets

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 10:41AM
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birdwidow

Actually, if you want most any cory to go into a state of gourmand delirium, offer it blood worms.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 7:05PM
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