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Is it ok to feed my tiger barbs/danios as much as they can eat?

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Is it ok to feed my tiger barbs/danios as much as they can eat?
Old 02-15-2009, 11:22 PM   #21
 
Yeah, fasting may not be appropriate for more sensitive fish.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:33 PM   #22
 
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there is no fish in existance that can't withstand one day a week with out food even discus
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:36 PM   #23
 
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What's the fastest way I can get my fish to grow...what kind of food?
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:40 PM   #24
 
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live brine shrimp and blood worms and a premium flake or pellet food
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:29 AM   #25
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:29 AM   #26
 
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What's the fastest way I can get my fish to grow...what kind of food?
Depends on the food. You'lll have to vary it to enable the fish to obtain different vitamins. A staple food alone will not suffice.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #27
 
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I agree with underfeeding than overfeeding..............I have 5 tanks and not all of them are fed daily..........My freshwater community tanks i feed sometimes 3 times a day and some days i skip feeding them at all........My fish seem to stay more active when they are looking for food and not waiting for the buffet at the waters edge....Dont get me wrong, i feed a variety of different foods........Cyclopes Crab, premium flake, and i crush some of my Bio Gold cichlid pellet food for the smaller fish in the community tanks.........It seems to me, the bigger the variety the more color i get from my fish.........I adopted some fish from a friend of mine..........Giant Danios, to be exact,,,,,,,,I already had 4 and added these 2 fish.........There color was nonexistant when added to my tank, now they are as colorful as the 4 originals in my tank.......I credit it to the larger variety of diet for them........
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:41 PM   #28
 
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I agree with underfeeding than overfeeding..............I have 5 tanks and not all of them are fed daily..........My freshwater community tanks i feed sometimes 3 times a day and some days i skip feeding them at all........My fish seem to stay more active when they are looking for food and not waiting for the buffet at the waters edge....Dont get me wrong, i feed a variety of different foods........Cyclopes Crab, premium flake, and i crush some of my Bio Gold cichlid pellet food for the smaller fish in the community tanks.........It seems to me, the bigger the variety the more color i get from my fish.........I adopted some fish from a friend of mine..........Giant Danios, to be exact,,,,,,,,I already had 4 and added these 2 fish.........There color was nonexistant when added to my tank, now they are as colorful as the 4 originals in my tank.......I credit it to the larger variety of diet for them........
When I bought my Danios, when they were introduced to my tank, they were very bland in color, w/ almost no blue stripes although...I sparingly fed them and within a day or two, they had all their color. I may not be correct but in my experience, they lose alot of their color from stress or moving to different places.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #29
 
i just tried seeing how much my giant danio's an red wag platies would eat in 5 min. and only the danio's would eat what i put in there. the platies didnt eat nearly as much.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #30
 
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yeah danios are pigs but look at how they swim all day compared to the platties they burn triple the energy so the eat to compensate i mean those are nuclear active compared to pretty much any other fw fish

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