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  1. #1

    Default feeding your fish

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    Ok so how many times a day does everybody feed their fish?

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    Generally twice, sometimes three times. My routine is:

    Morning, one very small pinch of flakes (one of three different varieties, rotated)
    Evening, a pinch of flakes or pellets
    Later evening, two or three sinking catfish wafers
    Once a week I feed frozen brine shrimp

    The stock is:
    18 cherry barbs
    8 cory cats
    9 or 10 otos
    1 or 2 assassin snails

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    Once a day.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff Boo train boo train boo train boo train woohoo

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    mine was almost exact as above, somtimes with my cichlids id have to feed once in one spot, then mid day in next spot, then at night lights off for clownknife and bichir and pleco

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    Once a day; my wife is in charge of that, can't remember the last time i fed them...I do however put in a slice of zucchini or cucumber in each tank on Saturdays so for those fish interested.
    29: Harlequin Raspboras, Zebra Danios, Black Skirt Tetras, Platies, Neon Tetras, CAE
    10: Otos, Amano Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp

  6. Default

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    once a day

  7. #7


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    Small feedings twice a day, Bottom feeder foods after lights out.

    Depending on who you are you also get:
    Twice weekly veggie treats, Once or twice a month live treats [Earthworms, crickets - Home raised feeders] & I fast them the day before I do WC.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    It's really interesting to see everyone's responses to this as I've been wondering the same thing.

    Being a new fish slave, I have wrestled with the "as much as they can eat in 3 minutes" instructions on most of the packaging. Sometimes my cories don't even notice the pellets or wafers within that time frame, depending where in the tank they fall. I never take the sunken food out and it is all gone by the next feeding, so I assume all is fine. (Water parameters are not an issue, anyway.)

    I've been feeding twice a day, morning and evening. Part of my rationale for that is that all of my fish are juveniles or less than fully grown, and I have assumed that they need more regular feedings for healthy growth just as children do. Does that logic hold with fish?

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    My fish can eat an awful lot in three minutes. My oscars practically inhale pellets.
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    Once a day most days some days twice and evey two weeks I skip a day.
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