Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras

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Offline Snoopy27

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Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« on: April 23, 2016, 10:28:32 AM »
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Hi all,
My Rummy Nose Tetras don't seem to be getting much food as the others wolf it up before they get the chance! Any ideas or suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 10:58:48 AM »
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Welcome, Snoopy  :wave:

What other fish do you have in the tank? What food are you feeding currently? This might help us provide some suggestions.




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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 11:06:56 AM »
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Thanks for your reply. 😀 I have 4 five banded barbs and 4 neon tetras. I use flake food and sinking pellets. The barbs are very quick at eating everything!!

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 11:19:06 AM »
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Hi Snoopy!  :wave:

I have a shoal of Tiger Barbs which are voracious eaters and so it sometimes might seem the other fish aren't getting enough to eat.

I use various techniques to ensure everyone is well fed.

Sometimes I add sinking pellets, a few at a time and the Tiger Barbs become infatuated with them, then I add flake to the surface for the other fish to concentrate on.

I use JBL Novo Tabs which stick on the glass, I put two in, one at either end of the tank, and whilst the Tigers are nibbling them small pieces drift into the water column and the other fish eat this.

I add live food once a week, a couple of bags of Daphnia puts enough food in that even the Tiger Barbs can't eat it all before the others get a look-in.

I hope that gives you some ideas to try.

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 11:47:16 AM »
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Great suggestions from ExtremeOne/Simon. The only other suggestion I can add to that would be that putting some food in the outflow from the filter should cause it to disperse and hopefully give everyone a chance to get something.

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 01:14:45 PM »
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Hi Snoopy and welcome to the forum.  :wave:
I have to admit that my tiger barbs can eat for Britain. Luckily they are the only thing in the tanks at the moment.

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 01:38:00 PM »
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Our golden barbs are voracious feeders, I put food in at both ends of the tank to make sure the puffers and the bumble get some.

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 03:34:42 PM »
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Thank you all so much for your help and advice ( and for welcoming me to the forum)! I will try these and see how the Rummies get on. Thanks again guys!   : :fishy1:

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Re: Feeding Rummy Nose Tetras
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2016, 08:20:15 PM »
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Let us know how it pans out Snoopy.

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