Thread: feeding your fish
11-03-2012, 09:48 PM #11
0Originally Posted by inuudo
Here's a discussion on what overfeeding of fish is.
Article discussion is based on
The discussion pertains to cichlids, but you can easily surmise the same thing is happening with other fish. Basically, most people overfeed their fish.
Up to you to decide if your fish are overfed.
Last edited by Rocksor; 11-03-2012 at 09:51 PM.
11-03-2012, 09:54 PM #12
small amount A.M & P.M. Dried AM frozen shrimp or blood/red worms PM30 gal Freshwater
1 young Angel, 6 Pepper Corydoras, 5 Harlequin Rasbora 1 Bristle-nose Pleco
11-03-2012, 10:29 PM #13
Twice a day, I go through around 300lbs of tetramin in a year.
11-04-2012, 01:22 AM #14Junior Member Platy
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I do less than once a day. Not because I forget, but sometimes more than what I planned on falls into the tank.
The label instructs me to do MULTIPLE times a day, yet does not state what multiple is. I don't like this modern school of thought as I don't trust advice from companies who have monetary gain into you over-feeding. Especially since fish 99.9% die from over-feeding, not underfeeding.
11-04-2012, 01:51 AM #15
I'm a slacker, I have 2 Eheim auto feeders set to feed twice a day (flake) and add treats whenever I'm in the mood like frozen brine/spirulina and/or pellets. My shrimp tank I feed once every day or two.
Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.
11-04-2012, 07:03 AM #16
Once a day, evenings after work.25 Gal - Tropical
Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
Fish - 8 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
"Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project
11-04-2012, 07:29 PM #17
I feed once a day and skip one meal every week or so. When I have babies or juveniles I feed 2-3 small meals a day until the fish are coming close to being mature.