Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Feeding ring

  1. #1

    Thumbs up Feeding ring


    0 Not allowed!
    I was at Petsmart having my Malamute groomed and had a bit of time to wander around the store, of course I ended up in the fish section and noticed a gadget for around $3 or so. It is a suction cup mounted, hinged floating ring about 5 inches across called a feeding ring. I believe its meant for Beta's but I picked one up to try in my 75 Gallon fresh. Incredibly, it works great! Now when I go to feed my 35 or so assorted Barbs, everyone one of them is at the ring (in a corner of tank) and waiting. The second the food is deposited in the ring its a frenzy and a very small portion actually makes it out of the ring. No more flake drifting in the tank, it's pretty much totally consumed while still in the ring. I just finished a water change and gravel vac and I was shocked at how little the vac brought up. I use a vac system with a Diatom filter attachment so I don't miss much. The Diatom was almost as clean as when I started. IMO, best 3 bucks I've spent in quite a while.
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.

    If your not angry, your not paying attention...

    150G FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Assrtd) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby) 10G Fresh (Beta)

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    What I dont like about those is that it makes it easier for the more dominant fish to hog all the food and prevent the other fish from getting their share.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
    "
    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
    What I dont like about those is that it makes it easier for the more dominant fish to hog all the food and prevent the other fish from getting their share.
    Agreed. I don't think it would work very well for my mbuna but I could see it working really well for community fish like barbs and such.
    "At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I see what KF is talking about - there are often fish who "miss" the usual feeding time and need to be fed after "lights out" (bottom feeders, less assertive fish, etc) - as long as all your fish continue to appear healthy guess it was a good buy but please keep this in mind.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I used one of these in my goldfish tank. Was perfect because they would tend to take turns and let the bottom dwellers have their pellets because they'd be too distracted at the ring. ;)

    Under any other circumstance I wouldn't use it.
    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    If you can see, you know how much to put into the ring. I place enough over a few minutes so "some" gets by for the rosy's and other less aggressive. My Corries end up with plenty as well. I just don't have as much heading down and into the gravel. Clean tank = healthy tank in my book, fresh or salt...
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.

    If your not angry, your not paying attention...

    150G FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Assrtd) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby) 10G Fresh (Beta)

  7. #7

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have feeding rings on two of my heavily filtered tanks. They work great to keep food from blowing all over the tank and making a mess. The fish learn very quickly, where the ring is, and hang out at it at their regular feeding time waiting for you. One thing though, once they get used to where the ring is, if you move it, it can take several weeks for them to "learn" where it is LOL
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •