Originally Posted by mileshs95
eat themselves to death all the time when uninformed owners overfeed them i just don't want that to happen to my gourami, "Toby" :)
Would keep the gourami in ten gal tank? At temp around 80 degrees F and soft to meoderately hard water.
Would offer perhaps some frozen or freezedried blood worms,shrimp, along with the flake food.
Would feed once a day or two, and no more than I actually watched the fish eat in a minute or two.
would feed tiny amount,and after fish consumed this,,I would feed tiny bit more.
Is easy to overfeed fish = bloat,constipation.
Some claim that some species,(omnivores) don't really have stomachs as you and I think of them ,but rather they have large ,long,intestinal trac that food moves rapidly along and then is excreted.
this may or may not be true with omnivore's but with other species like cichlids who do have stomachs much like ours (smaller),, too much foodoffered often result's in bloated ,sick,fish.
Best in my view to feed nearly all fishes,, sparingly .
Nobody I know, or have heard of,, Ever lost fishes by feeding once a day.