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post #1 of 2 Old 12-14-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
fat fish

Hi all

Just wondering...some of my fish look "fat". A couple are clearly pregnant (carrying the weight in "that" region) but a couple of them just look plump all around the sides. One black skirt tetra and one leopard danio. I wonder if they happen to be the fastest swimmers so they get the most food or what.

If I am overfeeding, will they get fat before they die? Do fish get overweight? To be honest I am still experimenting with how much food I give them. A pinch of flakes a day seems to be too much. There's only six black skirt tetras and four leopard danios. Plus some bottom feeders.

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post #2 of 2 Old 12-14-2009, 10:09 PM
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i do notice my africans will get a bulge after feeding, i try to overfeed a bit jsut so the pleco has something to scavenge. not too worried about overfeeding though i do w/c enough that it wont effect the tank.
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