08-29-2011, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Feeding fish too much/too often can be detrimental; the more food, the more their metabolism is working overtime. Fry need several feedings a day in order to develop properly, but mature fish that are healthy do not need more than one feeding a day, and missing a day or two each week is not a bad thing either. Not feeding on water change days is a good way to limit feeding. And other days, only once, preferably in the "morning" which means shortly after the tank light comes on.
Fish by instinct will eat if food is available. They will therefore always appear (or should) to be hungry. But that does not man they need food. A hungry fish is a healthy fish is a good maxim.
If you live in a region with hot summers, feeding even less is better. Digesting food takes more oxygen, which in warmer water is already in less supply, so it is harder for the fish to respirate and digest properly.
The angelfish are junvilles but growing bigger every week. I noticed to day some of the color patterns have changed on my "white" angels. They are starting to get a gold look to them.
I still have only been feeding them once a day. I was going to feed them 2x a day starting this week. I decided not to as the seem to getting what they need. They are not picky as to what you feed them. Pretty much anything I throw in the tank they will eat. LoL Its hard to get the rams food but they have learned how to deal with it. The otos on the other hand is a different story. LoL I throw in algea waffers for them and the Angels eat them also LoL. I have never been able to get my otos to eat prepared foods. That is something I have been trying to work on but the angels are going to make it difficult I think. Thanks for all the advice!