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My growouts won't eat pellets.

Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by isde02, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. isde02

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    I have a 40g setup with 3 breidohri and 2 geophagus brasiliensis all fish 2-3.5 in, and I cant seem to get them to eat pellets Ive been trying the 1mm nls pellets
    which are more than small enough for them to eat. They attempt to eat but just spit it back out and then they eventually give up. How can I get these guys on pellets?


    p.s. Ive been feeding them bloodworms, and flakes.
     
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    Try soaking the pellets in a jar of tank water fore a few minutes before you feed them, the pellets might just be too hard :)
     
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    yea i thougght about soaking them in the bloodworms
     
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    try different pellets. most of my fish don't care for NLS. bloodworm juice may work.
     
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    Which is why they won't eat the pellets. Stop feeding all other foods, and presoak the pellets in the bloodworm juice, which will increase the pellets palatablity. They will all eat soon enough. Once they are eating the presoaked pellets slowly wean them onto the pellets with less & less presoaking. Eventually they will take the pellets right out of the jar.

    I've yet to come across a fish that I could not train to eat NLS, with the exception of a juvie Mbu puffer.
     
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    Maby thay are just tired of the same pellets try some pond sticks my fish like them
     
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    Starve them. Dont feed them anything for a week or two. They will be fine. Theyre not gonna die. Then give them pellets after that. This is effective


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