11-20-2006, 11:50 PM
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Fish, like all animals, need a balanced diet inluding fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Sometimes, if not most of the time, flake food only diets just don't cut it.
What brand flake foods do you have? It is good that you have two different types of flake foods, but how exactly are they different?
In addition to the flake food, you should be giving them either live or freeze-dried brine shrimp, bloodworms and beef heart as a treat. By that I mean every other day, or a couple times a week. Or if you want to you could do it every day, just make sure you don't overfeed.
You feed them only 3 times a week? I mean I guess that is acceptable, but in my opinion, feeding them smaller amounts once or twice a day would be better.