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post #11 of 31 Old 02-14-2009, 09:43 PM
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yup thats how my danio's barbs and other cyprinids i've had are
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post #12 of 31 Old 02-14-2009, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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yup thats how my danio's barbs and other cyprinids i've had are
So max them out 1,2, or 3x/day?

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I'm with jeaninel & twistersmom. Better to underfeed than overfeed.

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post #14 of 31 Old 02-14-2009, 10:02 PM
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Mine could eat a whole package of food in 5 minutes if I let them. lol
I thought you only had bettas?

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post #15 of 31 Old 02-14-2009, 10:04 PM
I DO only have bettas. lol But they'd eat the whole package of pellets if I let them, especially my female.She's a little pig. lol
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once a day
i do 2 feedings one lights on and then a couple pellets for the noctornal bottom feeders like i said as much as they can eat in 5 minutes
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once a day
i do 2 feedings one lights on and then a couple pellets for the noctornal bottom feeders like i said as much as they can eat in 5 minutes
Alright.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #18 of 31 Old 02-15-2009, 02:16 AM
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i personally would also rather underfeed. your fish can survive a day or two without food. (unless its a sensitive species)
i feed my saltwater fish every 2-3 days if theyre lucky. put it this way, even if 0 food is falling to the bottom the fish are still eating alot which then will equal alot of poop. im sure with that much food particles and peices will be falling to the floor too so water changes are going to have to be increased to maintain water quality.
i want to say the bottle of food says feed what they can eat in 2 minutes and i even think that is much. i would prefer to see you feed a pinch that fits between your finger and thumb at most 2-3 times a day. if you insist of feeding daily i would still skip 1 day a week to let them clear the digestive track.
granted this is your tank your rules, this is just what i would do.
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post #19 of 31 Old 02-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Overfeeding can cause all kinds of digestive problems. I fast my bettas one day a week.
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post #20 of 31 Old 02-15-2009, 11:20 PM
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fasting one day a week is good but keep in mind onefish2fish salt water fish are waaaay more sensitive to overfeeding besides there is no wrong way to keep cyprinids those fish are hard to kill

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