NANFA-L-- central mudminnow gravel consumption

Mike Austin (
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 16:03:41 -0800 (PST)

Hello Folks,

I have been maintaining central mudminnows for the most part on Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets after reading a Nanfa article. Unfortunately the pellets blend in with the gravel. My mudminnows often get mouthfulls of gravel instead of the pellets....usually they spit them out. On occasion there are instances when they don't spit the gravel out immediately but instead they seem to "freak out"...dash around the aquarium and then sink like a lead balloon to bottom where they lay for hours......I suspect this would kill them...but, within a few days they seem OK. Are they regurgitating this gravel-in-a later date or do they pass this does not seem to be accumulating.

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