Food that sinks

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Michael B, 22 May 2011.

  1. Michael B

    Michael B

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Boksburg
    Hi Guys & Girls,

    WRT feeding my brain corals & doughnut coral, is there a frozen shrimp etc that actually sinks & doesnt just float away - even bought some large krill pieces today & yip they float away LOL.

    Thanks a million for any ideas
    Cheers
    Michael
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2011
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    you can try to cut a 2L coke bottle and fit it over the coral so it will keep the food there
     
  4. pXius

    pXius

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    Brain corals prefer cream soda though... but yea, that will work :p
     
  5. OP
    Michael B

    Michael B

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Boksburg
    LOL :) - thanks gents
     
  6. Tony

    Tony

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,092
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Honeydew, Johannesburg
    + 1. Prick small holes in the fanta:tt2: bottle and place it over the coral. Squirt the food into the opening and leave it overnight
     
  7. OP
    Michael B

    Michael B

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Boksburg
    Shot for that Tony - appreciate it
     
  8. Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    287
    Location:
    Joe's Mountain
    You need to watch the waist line of the corals so use a TAB bottle. :)
     
  9. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    lol it can get diabetic
     
  10. akhannay

    akhannay

    Joined:
    28 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    301
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    this is turning out to be a spritely thread... :tt2:
     
    Last edited: 25 May 2011
  11. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,063
    Likes Received:
    211
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    Sorry to spoil the fun but what I do with my doughnut is feed it frozen mysis. It used to float away but what I do now is squash it with a teaspoon in a container so that all air ect in the shrimp gets pressed out. Making a type of pulp but without mincing the shrimp too much. You can test its floating capabilities by adding some tank water to a glass and drop the food in there. If it still floats then mash it up some more using the back of the teaspoon. Once it all sinks, I suck it up in a turkey baster and drop on top of coral after switching pumps off.
     
    Last edited: 25 May 2011
  12. Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    287
    Location:
    Joe's Mountain
    I got 1 sun coral that has seven heads. It refuses to open if I don't use a 7up bottle.
     
  13. Keanan

    Keanan 2time

    Joined:
    16 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,490
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Cape Town
    :lol::lol:
     
  14. eb.adam

    eb.adam

    Joined:
    1 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    317
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    LOL... this may help.. if you keep aside a glass and scoop up half a glass of tank water and drop the food in (flakes, shrimp, etc).... leave it to soak for 10 seconds or so then pour into tank... it will sink... i think it won't work for target feeding... sharp :)
     
  15. pXius

    pXius

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    SO!
    back on topic, when vodka dosing do you guys prefer coke or sprite bottle?
     
  16. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Vodka goes better with coke, cheap whiskey can go with sprite :whistling:
     
  17. OP
    Michael B

    Michael B

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Boksburg
    The BIG question, after having read all this, is that with or without ice? :peroni:


    Thanks a million for that Marius, really appreciate it.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Food sinks Forum Date
Specialised food cultures for fish General Discussions and Advice 23 Apr 2017
The Importance of Live Bacteria in Food Advanced Topics 13 Apr 2017
Frozen Food for Flame Angel Marine Fish Discussions 18 Feb 2017
Dorry Pets now Stocks Hikari Food ! Dorry Pets 3 Feb 2017
Live Foods General Discussions and Advice 30 Nov 2016
Coral food Beginner Discussions 2 Jul 2016
The Amazing Benefits of feeding your fish Omega One Foods JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 30 Jun 2016