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  1. Default How much should I feed my fish?


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    Hi guys, I now have an algae problem, red, green, and brown. No string algae, though my Amazon swords and hydrocytle are caked in red and green algae. It's a 29g planted tank, that's overstocked at the moment. Once my 75G tank is cycled, I'll move some out. I don't want to starve my fish, and I know I have to cut down on feedings, but I don't have any examples to follow, so here's my question. How would YOU feed these fish? Here's the list.

    6 Rummy Nose tetras (1.5 in)
    6 White Cloud Mountain Minnows (1.5 in)
    2 Guppies (1.5 in)
    5 YOYO loaches (3in each)
    8 Panda cories (<1in each)
    1 Flying Fox (3 in) (Just bought yesterday)


    I have the following fish food available.
    Hikari Algea wafers, Hikari sinking wafers (smaller), Shrimp pellets, Flakes, Frozen Bloodworms, Frozen brine shrimp cubes.

    My feeding schedule:
    6 days a week, 2x a day. Each meal I give 2 pinches of flakes and either 1 Algae wafer, or 4-5 Hikari sinking wafers.
    1 day a week, 1x a day. Half a teaspoon of frozen worm and half a frozen brine shrimp cube.

    Here's a video of my tank.

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    With the bottom dwellers you want to make sure everyone gets a go. They do take longer to eat but most should be gone in an hour or so. You can break the wafers up and scatter them a bit.

    The surface dwellers if they are fully grown enough flake that it's all gone in about 90 seconds and that once a day.

    Having no food at all for a single day every 2 weeks at least is also a good idea.

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    I concur completely with talldutchie.

    We tend to overfeed, perhaps because every packaged fish food says to feed several times daily, and usually fish will keep eating if we keep feeding. But fish in the wild don't eat that much, and some may go days without food. But when they find it, they eat it, since they don't know when they may next find some. So it is easy to overfeed fish in the aquarium because they will keep eating and eating. Which is hard on their internal physiology. And you know what happens to us when we overeat...

    The water change day is one day to not feed, since you shouldn't feed fish prior to disturbing the tank anyway. Makes the day easier to remember this way.

    Byron.

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    Possibly the main exception to this rule is grazing vegetarians like some "plecs" who do need to be able to graze regularly.

    For water changes I use a bucket on top of the tank and syphon the water in. I always add a pinch of thawed cyclops to the new water. My fish are now conditioned that as soon as any water is syphoned in they start patrolling that stream for snacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I concur completely with talldutchie.

    We tend to overfeed, perhaps because every packaged fish food says to feed several times daily, and usually fish will keep eating if we keep feeding. But fish in the wild don't eat that much, and some may go days without food. But when they find it, they eat it, since they don't know when they may next find some. So it is easy to overfeed fish in the aquarium because they will keep eating and eating. Which is hard on their internal physiology. And you know what happens to us when we overeat...

    The water change day is one day to not feed, since you shouldn't feed fish prior to disturbing the tank anyway. Makes the day easier to remember this way.

    Byron.
    I agree. That seems like way too much food, even for once a day. I feed every other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    I feed every other day.
    Same here, they're doing fine with it.
    15 Gallon Tarantula tank - Completed. - 1x Lasiodora parahybana
    55 Gallon South-America tank - Neverending. - 10x Nannostomus trifasciatus, 4x Corydoras aeneus, 2x Megalechis thoracata, 2x Acarichthys heckelii
    15 Triassic tank - Planning started. - Possibly a healthy group of Triops cancriformis

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