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sterlinggirl 01-20-2012 02:48 PM

How often am i really to feed my mbuna?
 
I have 3 yellow labs and the food contaner says feed two to three times are day and never to let them get hungry.. but ive read in some of the threads to feed once and not to feed them one day of the week? Confussed as to really how much and how often, do odont over feed but also dont under feed.. any help would be greatly appreciated.. thank you

sterlinggirl 01-20-2012 03:21 PM

thanks any way... i found my answer in a thread.. have a great day..

willow 01-20-2012 03:22 PM

hi
i give mine a little twice a day,and they still scoff the catfish pellets i put
in at night.
they like frozen cichlid diet cubes that i buy,i defrost them in a little tank water
then tip it in,they love it.

sterlinggirl 01-20-2012 03:29 PM

thanks willow.. do you fid the frozen food at the local pet store? also..should i turn off my filter when feeding??

willow 01-20-2012 03:35 PM

hi
yep you should be able to get it at the pet store,and no don't turn your filter off,give
them some exercise and let them chase the food around,gives to natural behaviour of
foraging for food,only turn off the filter for water change day.
:-)

sterlinggirl 01-20-2012 03:45 PM

thank you so much.. have noticed that if i give same food they are not as eager to eat.. so i started switching foods. flake one day pellotts the next.. but they may enjoy the new type too ill have to go get them some :)

mgarate91 01-20-2012 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sterlinggirl (Post 957318)
I have 3 yellow labs and the food contaner says feed two to three times are day and never to let them get hungry.. but ive read in some of the threads to feed once and not to feed them one day of the week? Confussed as to really how much and how often, do odont over feed but also dont under feed.. any help would be greatly appreciated.. thank you

Do not over feed your fishes they might die! It will break down into toxins that are harmful to fish. Feed your fish according to their sizes and population. If I have 5 goldfish approximately 3.5 inches maybe the amount of food is 4 pinches. Twice a day is perfect.


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