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Thread: Hello All. Feeding Question
11-09-2013, 02:29 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Hello All. Feeding Question
I'm new to fish keeping. I have a 5 gallon tank with 2 guppies. Right now I'm feeding them Tetra flakes, but it seems they don't like ALL the flakes. They scurry around trying to find the pieces they like. I was wondering if there is a food out there that guppies generally like to eat, without so much waste. Thanks.
11-09-2013, 05:03 AM #2
How much are you feeding them? It's easy to over feed a fish like a guppy, and while I'm not the most experienced fish keeper here my gut tells me you might be just giving them too much if they are having a chance to pick and choose. I believe most flake foods vary in composition from flake to flake in order to provide a more balanced diet.
11-09-2013, 12:13 PM #3
+1 to the above
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11-09-2013, 01:57 PM #4
I've had fish pick and choose which flakes they like. You can try a different brand of flakes or a tiny pellet food.People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
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11-09-2013, 01:59 PM #5
Along with what the other people have posted, guppies only need a couple flakes each per feeding. Their stomachs are tiny.
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11-10-2013, 05:44 PM #6Junior Member Guppy
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I feed them twice a day with an amount about the size of the tip of my finger.
11-10-2013, 06:39 PM #7
I'm thinking that's way too much.
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