10-15-2009, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by molliefan09
thank you both...
moneymitch:i just can;t see letting the little guys swim around in their own pee and poo for so long with out water changes...and my tank IS SOO much smaller then yours and has more fish ijust dont know if they could handle it..please dont think i am second guessing you because i am not!! you have given me VERY helpful advise on many other topics and all advice is greatly appreciated
1077:my only concern with your advise is the feeding...they wont starve?? i mean again, i'm new and i am used to my other kids (the four legged furry kind). i'm REALLY ignorant to the fish feeding as i do not know whats too much how am i gonna know if it;s too little?!?! i am already cut back to once daily feedings and i feel like when i watch them they are telling me they are hungry...as stupid as that may sound....like isaid i only do once daily feedings..
Don't worry molliefan, they will not starve on once a day feedings. It's always better to underfeed rather than to overfeed. Adult fish can go days, sometimes weeks, without eating and be just fine. Some fish will eat themselves to death, if you let them (bettas are a classic example). My loaches would gorge themselves to the point of immobility, if I let them. Don't worry, if you are feeding them once a day they are not starving!