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Old 02-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #11 
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If he spits them out, you could try pre-soaking them in a little cup of water and then feeding. Making them soft tends to make it easier for them to chew :)
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #12 
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It would be better to cut in half then pre-soak.. as soon as the pellets (or most of their food as it is) hits the water they start to leach out minerals, nutrients and water soluble vitamins.. so soaking prior will just make them less nutritious.

I use my thumb nail to break a pellet down, or a thin knife.. if the food is small enough, then they don't have to break off pieces on their own.
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There are pros and cons to both. :)

If you don't pre-soak, the pellets can expand in the stomach and create a minor case of constipation or sbd in some fish that are more suseptable to those.
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