Feeding Nennies

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mytank, 20 May 2012.

  1. mytank

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    I have an issue with my bloody cleaner shrimp! Every time I feed my RBTA they steal the food out its mouth. They so cheeky they even come onto my hands and try steal the fish out of there.

    Now I know first thought target feed and use a cover but the RTBA's have found impossible spots in the rocks to sit. So I can't put something over it.

    Right now I am keeping my hands in the tank for about 30mins to allow the nenny to take the fish.

    Any other clever ways of doing this?
     
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  3. Rhyn

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    Feed the shrimps a piece of fish each first . enough to give the nennie time to take hold of his piece.
     
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    Hi MyTank! Know what you mean!
    My shrimp does exactly the same! what I'm trying to do now is to target feed the shrimps wit a feeding tube on the furthest side of the tank, everytime before I feed my Nennie. I'm ding this now for 3 weeks. And its amazing how quick they learn. they gather on the one rock now at feeding time...waiting for their piece of lance fish. Once they busy feeding, I can feed the Nennie in peace!
     
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    Sounds like you end up with a very wrinkly hand :)
     
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