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Feeding how much is too much
Confused on feeding amount the amount I feed is gone in less than two minutes and I feed twice a day. I think maybe that is too little but fish look good all eat........
All the food you put in should be gone in about two minutes. If it lasts longer, they're getting too much. Almost all fish will eat whatever they can whenever they can, because in the wild they never know when their next meal will come.
Fry need to be fed more often, but adult fish can do well on even just a single feeding a day, conversly they can also go a week with nothing at all and thus why vacation feeders are generally not needed.
Yes, it is generally best to not overfeed. In most cases, a hungry fish is a healthy fish. The fish's physiology can "overwork" just as ours can the more we eat. Mature healthy fish only need one feeding a day, and missing a day or two every week is fine. Water change day is a good one to skip feeding, since fish should never be fed before any tank disturbance.
A very few fish may need food more often, but these are basically the small "dwarf" species and they can usually find additional live foods especially in a well-planted tank (another benefit of plants:-)) once it is established. And fry need more frequent feedings to ensure they receive sufficient nutrition to develop properly.
Thanks I wondered about water change days. THanks alot I appreciate your feedback alot. I am trying to find the spotted driftwood catfish. I can find info on them but no prices or people selling. They are so neat looking. thanks again
yes i haveread up on them and not sure i am going to get one just trying to educate myself on my fish before i buy and regret after. But i have never found a price on one. What do the run $$wise
i really appreciate the heads up. That will not be a fish for me then
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