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post #1 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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I have 5 Neon Tetras and 4 Guppies. Is it okay if I feed them every other day? I started doing this because one of my Neons keeps getting bloated belly. This feeding routine seems to help.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 07:02 AM
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Sounds like you are feeding too much for the amount of fish that are in the tank. It would be more ideal to feed everyday and reduce the amount you are feeding then to skip days. Are you sure that the bloated belly is not a gravid female?
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 08:28 AM
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It would seem to me that feeding less daily would be better. It's the amount eaten at a given time that would cause bloat. What sort of food are you using ? Some are more likely to cause bloating than others as they expand with moisture.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 09:55 AM
Many fish will gorge themselves when food is available - it's natures way as there are often very lean times.

You can continue to feed less daily or you can skip days here and there - every other day feeding won't really hurt - you just need to find the happy median.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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It would seem to me that feeding less daily would be better. It's the amount eaten at a given time that would cause bloat. What sort of food are you using ? Some are more likely to cause bloating than others as they expand with moisture.
I feed them Tetra Fish Flakes which I crush into smaller pieces I also have freeze dried bloodworms that feed once a week as a treat.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 12:16 PM
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I would stop the bloodworms, for some fish, they bring about digestion issues. That maybe causing the issue? How often are you feeding bloodworms?

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I would give the Neons a tiny pinch but then the Guppies came along and they quickly hoover up the food so I'm thinking of purchasing sinking pellets if anyone has any recommendations I'd really appreciate it.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 02:23 PM
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The issue with pellets is they may be too big. Check their pellet sizing(the actual pellet not the bag wording) and decide wither or not your fish can eat it.

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