Feeding your fish peas.
When feeding your fish frozen peas, do you have to cook them? Or just thaw them out and de-shell them?
Also, they don't float so how do I get my Mollies to eat them?
The fry go crazy over them but it just sits on the bottom of the beeder net so they can get to it.
In the main tank, they sink to the bottom and my fish lose interest in them fairly quickly.
I smooshed one up to test it so I hope I did it right.
Yes, they need to be cooked & deshelled. Cooked, deshelled peas will sink. Smooshing them into bits helps to make it easier for fish to eat them.
Many types of food sink. Pre-soaked pellets sink as well My Betta boy recognises the plastic container the food comes in and also the wooden toothpick - then it is just a matter of quick action of both of us , as he is so keen on whatever food I offer he can easily hurt himself on the stick. But they learn in time to wait and catch the food only when it starts swimming freely (floating, sinking whatever).
Well, I fed them a pea last night but it wasn't cooked as the other site I read said just thaw it out. I hope I didn't do them harm. I de shelled it though.
I have a picky fish. Tackle won't eat flakes, neither of them will eat soaked bloodworms ans now peas.
How long can I leave the pea in there for them to find before it starts to be a pollutant to my water? The bits are hard to see on the gravel, falling between the gravel stones and I worry if they sink, the fish might never find them and I won't find them to take them out.
The bits are hard to see on the gravel, falling between the gravel stones and I worry if they sink, the fish might never find them and I won't find them to take them out.
How long can I leave the pea in there for them to find before it starts to be a pollutant to my water?
Something i noticed about feeding peas. I have a betta in which when i first introduced him to peas,he ate 1 small portion and then decided it wasn't his thing so when i fed him another small portion of a pea,he ignores it,he's obese so i'm fasting him,after fasting him for maybe 4 days? I tried the pea again,and surprisingly,he left no pea portion uneaten. So maybe you could fast your fish for awhile then try the pea again.