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    ender2811
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    Hey guys, I’m looking for some info on how to properly feed my corys.
    I have 4 paleatus in my tank. They were put in yesterday. I plan on having seven or eight total. I bought them some Tetra TabiMin today and I would appreciate any tips you have on when to feed them, how often, how much and basically anything U think I should to know. I’m a beginner so feel free to add the most basic stuff U can think of.

    #343788

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Get some frozen bloodworm and chop it small before feeding. Live Tubifex is also good for putting weight on them if you can get it. I’d feed at least twice a day as they’re young and look quite thin.

    #343791

    ender2811
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    Can get frozen bloodworm, live tubifex is probably a no.
    Good to have your input. wouldn’t have thought they were thin. Will get on it.

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    Stefan
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 2 2011, 08:33 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Get some frozen bloodworm and chop it small before feeding. Live Tubifex is also good for putting weight on them if you can get it. I’d feed at least twice a day as they’re young and look quite thin.

    Wow you’ve just listed the 2 worst possible ‘food’ choices in the world for anything that can swim and has a pulse

    #343803

    ender2811
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    I can get frozen Artemia too. What pellets do u give them? What kind of feeding regime do you follow with corys? Any details would be of great help.

    I’ve read on a couple of posts here that bloodworm isn’t considered the most healthiest of food. Matt saw some pics of my fish and he thought they looked skiny, so I think he suggested it as a sort of fast food type deal. To get some calories in them fast maybe.

    #343805

    Stefan
    Member

    I believe that bloodworm are mostly made up of water? If you need them to ‘fatten up’ a tad I’d go with dry foods (make sure they sink). I’ll check on which pellets I use tomorrow. For flake I use JBL whatever. I feed them once a day, 5-6x a week.

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    Matt
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    I hear ya Imhotep. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #343813

    Bluedave
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    Sera tetraprima for me

    #343821

    ender2811
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    Ok, lets see here.

    @stefan – tablets + granules + frozen Artemia occasionally is an OK diet for them??? Once a day with 1 day off a week???

    @matt – Mine eat the tablets with some ”enthusiasm” so just giving them more will suffice in terms of putting some meat on them???

    @Bluedave – I looked about on the web catalogs, is it Tetra Prima or Sera Premium? Basically both are discus granules. That is what u meant, right???

    I’m including some pics of the four of them so u can get a better sense of the state they’re in. What are the physical signs of malnutrition??? Is there something I can use as an indicator, like the thickness of the ”hump”, or the ratio of length/width, or is it just something u get a feel for with experience?

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    #343842

    Stefan
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    The pellets I feed them – and they love – are O.S.I. Sinking Shrimp Pellets

    #343844

    Bluedave
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    Tetra prima mate – and yes it’s discus granules but my cory’s used to love it – once it had fallen out of the reach of the discus.

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    ender2811
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    Ok, that seems good. I’ll probably end up buying a lot of stuff and see what they like.
    Funny fish when they feed. They look like a dog when u get home, wagging their tales like they’re having a seizure

    #343961

    Mark N
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    I would agree with most foods suggested but would like to add the best one that’s been left off the list:
    Earthworm! Chop finely. Your hands will smell, but the Corys will love it! Should you wish to breed the Corys, earthworm will get the females into condition.
    Don’t overfeed though, because it will quickly go off.

    QUOTE (ender2811 @ Jun 3 2011, 08:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Ok, that seems good. I’ll probably end up buying a lot of stuff and see what they like.
    Funny fish when they feed. They look like a dog when u get home, wagging their tales like they’re having a seizure
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