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post #1 of 7 Old 03-12-2007, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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my discus are always hungry

Hello, so we have had these 6 discus (young) for about 2 months now and they are awesome. However, they seem to always be hungry! I feed them once in the morning around 9, then when i get home around 6 and sometimes before they go to bed around 10. Each feeding is a block of frozen brine shrimp, red or white mosquito larvae, or beef heart. Just after I feed them they are looking at me as if they are still hungry. These are the only fish in the tank (other than the pleco and a bunch of shrimp/snails). Am I feeding them enough? Thanks!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-12-2007, 09:40 PM
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i've never kept discus but a good appetite cant be a bad thing most ciclids are aware of whats going on outside the tank and will watch you if your worried about how much there eating double the amount or add some dry food aswell the pleco,snail,shrimp combo will clean up any leftovers
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-12-2007, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-12-2007, 11:29 PM
all fish are always hungry, they dont normally get 1 or 2 square meals a day in the wild, 1 square meal a week is the average in the wild so they need to constantly look for food. Three things matter in a fishes life, survival from prey, breeding, and finding food, They will beg but dont give in, only feed required amount.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-12-2007, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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ok so 3 blocks a day of mixed foods as stated above should be ok? They look and act healthy so I assume they are...

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-12-2007, 11:54 PM
if there color is fine, and there bellies seem to be a tiny tiny bit fat but not too fat and deffinatly not caved in, then i'll say there getting enough food....
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-14-2007, 01:46 PM
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ciclids are the worst for begging :D
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