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post #21 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 11:35 AM
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Agreed, you should cut right down on feeding. 3 times per day is too much, and one your tank has cycled I would advise twice per day at the very most, taking a break from feeding one day per week.

At the moment as already said, feed once per day, and only a small amount.

Just keep a close eye on the ammonia readings, carry out regular water changes and you should soon be there :)

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post #22 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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What do u mean take a break one day per week? Like just don't feed them that day? That sounds rough
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post #23 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 02:14 PM
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It's perfectly healthy for fish to not eat every day. Fish don't get food every day in the wild, and it helps their digestive systems to take a break every once in a while.
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post #24 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 02:15 PM
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It wont hurt the fish to skip a feeding once or twice a week.

I feed once in the morn. and a very little bit at night about 1 hour before I turn the lights off fish are doing fine if anything they will be more fit by skipping a meal they get really active looking for food.

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post #25 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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ANd this will be fine also for my pregos? If so I will skip tmrw I guess..... just sounds scary, idk y, i guess cause i'm responsible for them,...... their gonna hate me,lol, o well, it makes sense i guess, maybe then i'll see my kuhlis, im sure they'll b out looking around. I fed them a tiny bit last night, and 2 of them are out today.. but I jst want to make sure this is ok with the preg mollies, cause i read to keep them well fed.........
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post #26 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 03:08 PM
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Yup- they'll be totally fine. The well fed thing is probably just so they won't try to eat their fry when it's born. When I kept guppies I used to go out of town for the weekend all the time and not feed them, and they always did well and gave birth to lots of fry.
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post #27 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 05:55 PM
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all my bloom tanks I only feed every other day, once a day. fish will be fine for a few days, just going 1 day without f00dz is nothing

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post #28 of 35 Old 04-20-2008, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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alright will try, besides im just remembering there is a weekend feeder in there as a calcium supplement for the snails, so they will be more than alright!! It's right in the front of the tank, but u'd be surprised at the thigs I overlook.... all the time!! Lol
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post #29 of 35 Old 04-21-2008, 02:10 PM
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Ahh, a weekend feeder is in there. I wanna change my opinion and say that's why your water is cloudy. I really don't trust weekend feeders, even if they're just being used for calcium. I know other people have had success with that, but it's very possible there are good brands and brands that will just mess up your water.

I'd recommend taking it out, at least until your tank is cycled. If you want a calcium supplement, I break up cuddle fish bone and put it in my filter. It works quite well.
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post #30 of 35 Old 04-21-2008, 08:14 PM
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yeah, ive been told a few times by a few different people I trust wholly that vacation feeders tend to mess up water params, pollute water, and cloud it up :\

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