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  1. #1

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    today I stocked my 100L/26g tank with 16 neon tetra and 6 three-lined corys.
    I know I should wait a while before I feed them, but when exactly should I first do it?
    I bought flakes for the tetras and sinking wafers for the corys, how much food is a good aount for my stocking numbers?
    and how many times a day should i feed them?
    also, any other general tips for feeding? apart from removing any uneaten food
    thanks! :)

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    Leave them alone until tomorrow, let them relax and get used to their new surroundings. Tomorrow feed them a small amount, a tiny pinch of flakes for the neons and two or three sinking wafers for the corys. If they eat all that then you can give them a tiny bit more. Eventually you will be able to determine the right amount, but for now just give tiny amounts until you figure out how much they will eat in a minute or two with no food left over. As with many things in this hobby less is better than too much.
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    + to Mommy1. I've been told that a fish's stomach is roughly the size of their eye. Keep that in mind when feeding. Also keep in mind that fish can go several days without food due to their slow metabolism.
    I feed twice daily and if they clean everything up in about 1 1/2 minutes, I figure I hit just the right amount.
    I also try to fast the tank 1 day a week... hard to do when they are always looking at you like they're starving :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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