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feeding cory catfish

Posted by annececilia z4a/N.Michigan (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 23, 09 at 19:34

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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RE: feeding cory catfish

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.


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RE: feeding cory catfish

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


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RE: feeding cory catfish

They respond well to the Tabimin pellets


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RE: feeding cory catfish

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


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