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  1. Default Can I feed very little amounts of food in-between meals?


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    Have 3 platys. They eat twice a day (Morning and Sunset) but sometimes I give them a very small amount of food say maybe at lunchtime, they usually eat all of the food, does this indicate that they will eat 'snacks' or am I giving them too little to eat at morning and sunset???

    Any info will help!

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    Most people feed their fish only once a day, unless they have fry in which case about twice a day.

    You have to keep in mind, even when you are overfeeding your fish, they will act like they are starving
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Ok, thanks for the help

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    I've seen some people argue that multiple small feedings throughout the day is more like what a wild fish would get rather than one or two large feedings. The problem is if you only feed a little bit at a time, it's likely that the most aggressive fish will get all the food and other others won't get enough.
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    I only have 3 platys though...1 male and 2 females, I always split the food into 3

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    Of course you can. Assuming the total amount of food per day remains constant, you could split it into many little snacks if you wanted. This would actually be a real good replication of eating habits of fish in the wild. Hobbyists feed only 2-3 times a day due to usually being limited by time.

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