Hikari Tropical Sinking Carnivore Pellets were developed to provide well balanced nutrition and superior color enhancement of the natural colors of most larger bottom feeding carnivorous fish. A well balanced combination of nutritious ingredients fortified with various vitamins and minerals help to provide a protein level consistent with many live foods. Hikari Carnivore Pellets absorb water and quickly soften, but retain their shape and will not cloud the water.
FEEDING SUGGESTIONS: Feed two (2) to three (3) times daily only the amount your fish will completely consume within three (3) to five (5) minutes. Care should be taken to avoid over-feeding. Carnivorous fish many resist a new type of food when changing their diet from live foods to a pellet type food, continued use will ensure acceptance.
I purchased these pellets for my carnivorous L046 plecos. These fish don't move in the light which is when I feed them so I don't see these plecos eat.. However, the pellets are gone by the next morning and these carnivorous plecos seem quite healthy. I am happy with these pellets (which look like tablets, not wafers, fyi). Since they have a smaller surface area to weight ratio, versus wafers, they tend to sink straight down to where they are dropped into the tank which is helpful since I am aiming for my plecos. Lastly, they don't break apart quickly so they don't cloud the water.
The Clown Loaches Love them! 5/10/2013
My larger clown loaches just love the Sinking Carnivor Pellets.