11-11-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by pop
Why are hungry fish healthy fish? Iíve been told when I am hungry I become a real pain in the ***. pop
Fish will instinctively eat if food is present, since they are programmed to take advantage; food in the wild is not always readily available and they have to find it and hunt it down in some manner. They are not likely to "overeat" because they are using a lot of the energy just finding the food and there is not usually an abundance. Being opportunistic feeders, they eat if they have it.
You know what happens if you over-indulge, and afterwards you will not be in the best of health. The fish should naturally be "hungry" in order to maintain proper health.
In the aquarium we also have the problem of waste; the more food eaten the greater the waste and this rapidly deterioriates the water quality in a closed system.