Rod's Food "problem"
by, 07-25-2012 at 11:09 PM (780 Views)
Calling it a problem is really over stating what's going on, but I'm looking for opinions none the less.
As you may know if you've followed along, my little 29 gallon has gotten healthier, but I've lost several fish to jumping and am now down to 1, a Flameback Angel.
Everytime I feed the angel, he fixates on the large pieces in Rod's original mix, most of which are too large for him to eat, grabbing them and then spitting them out and then grabbing them and then spitting them out over and over again. All the while the smaller food, including the seaweed and vegetables in the mix (which are better for the angel anyway) drift to the bottom and get lost in the gravel. I've tried leaving 1 powerhead on to keep circulation going, hoping that would keep the food suspended long enough for the fish to see it prior to it sinking to the bottom, but he/she just keeps trying to eat the big chunks.
I tried to use my wife's hand held blender to break up the chunks into smaller pieces. Unfortunately, not only did it not work, but my wife was pissed.