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Old 01-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
bullseyejoey
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How many algae wafers is appropriate for about 10 bottom feeders?


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2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Oh yea by the way I've been feeding them 2 a day at the same time. Tell me if I'm wrong with my amount of wafers


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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i would give them 6-8 a day...if there are any left over , reduce the number by 1 or 2..
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10 gallon...just more air

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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6-8 really?!? I would run out really quickly then. It's a Raphael's catfish, 3 bushy nose plecos, 1 gibbicep pleco, 3 kulhi loaches, and 2 small Corys. Are you sure 6-8 for these guys?


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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What size are the wafers? Are they the Hikari wafers that are like a half-inch across? For that many bottom feeders that's not really that much food. And like Loha said, you can always reduce it if it's too much. Just be prepared for them to poop a lot.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:28 AM   #6
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well joey ; if you have that many fish that eat the wafers you are going to have to buy them in larger quantities....you can have your mom or dad order them from me if you would like...i have them for $10.00 per pound...which is probably what the stores charge for about 5 ounces or so...
see what c.king says about them in the "how to start a brawl" thread started by weedkiller...
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if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:39 AM   #7
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I'll look into buying your food loha. I've been wanting to buy plecocaine anyways. And yes I do Fred them the hikari wafaers


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4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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Yes, I have good experience with the wafers from loha...my pleco wouldn't touch the store ones, incl. Hikari. When I dropped in a wafer from loha, smoochie jumped on it in 2 seconds. He raised his top fin up like a sail, then proceeded to do a little dance all over the wafer. It was lol funny. With as many bottom feeders as you have, 2 wafers a day does't sound like nearly enough, unless you're tank is growing algae in quantum time.
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