01-24-2011, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SweetPoison
Okay ~ I have no clue if I am feeding these teensy weensy wet pets enough or too much! I gave them some flake food and sprinkled it in and it floated!
....and they were not going up top to get it either! Then I thought I feed them too much ~ because it looked like a hella lot!
Eventually, the current took all the food down ~ no one has bloated or pop yet, so I guess they are okay.
I feel totally clueless feeding for these guys.
Do we feed every day? I didn't feed them yesterday when I brought them home so they were pretty hungry.
My goodness. Don't they EVER stop? They are all like they drank too much coffee! lol! Back and forth!!
I was afraid to turn on the light this morning they would be all gone:(
I think fish don't need to eat nearly as much as the instructions on the food say... I take a pinch of flake food and crush it up between my fingers as I'm sprinkling... and do that once a day. I sit and watch for a bit though, and if not all of the fish get to the surface on time, I'll drop a teeny bit more on the surface above the fish that missed out. I pretty much never see any flakes hit the bottom. I figure... if it's not enough, they can scavenge and pick algae bits off plants. I'm a bit more liberal with the sinking pellets because I want to have enough extra so some hits the ground for my loaches... and on frozen bloodworm day, they are in small cubes and I use one for my whole tank. The cubes are probably about 1/2"x1/2".