05-03-2013, 11:00 AM
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How long have you had these fish now on this schedule?
I feed once per day at lights on. A betta (male), cherry barbs and corys all get what they need. I use a medium sized sinking pellet and, depending on how I drop them, they will float for the betta, sink slowly for the barbs and hit the bottom for the corys. I probably overfeed but the corys seem to graze over the next 30 minutes and the barbs even keep picking at the pellets for a while, I don't have algae issues, snail population explosions or detritus to have to vacuum off the bottom. I could easily get away with skipping one day a week as many do but I don't see that it is necessary.
I also have some shrimp, and an assortment of snails so a little extra disappears even if the fish don't finish it all.
You have a heck of a mix of fish so it may not be as easy as that and would be harder to not overfeed. I have my doubts, but do not know about a fish with a "quick metabolism" actually needing to be fed more than once a day. Eating more when they eat, sure.
Care sheets, that would be an interesting thing for all shops to provide.... assuming that they get the correct information on them. What all information is on the sheets?