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Been away from fishkeeping for a while and just wondering about the comment in "Freshwater Fishkeeping for Dummies". They suggest that you fast your fish one day /week. Any experience or opinions on this practice would be appreciated. Have tried this and of course the next day they eat vigorously!
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Been away from fishkeeping for a while and just wondering about the comment in "Freshwater Fishkeeping for Dummies". They suggest that you fast your fish one day /week. Any experience or opinions on this practice would be appreciated. Have tried this and of course the next day they eat vigorously!
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Bob
I think generally we over feed our tanks and that in fact most problems we face are from that overfeeding.


So I feed once per day. Tanks look better fish are happy and have ran for up to 9 years that way.


Additionally when out of town, I have left the tank from up to two weeks with no feeding. Came back to fish glad to see me and a cleaner tank.


So I guess a fasting day would probably be a good thing.


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Depends on the fish, mine eat the plants if I skip or don't spread out the feeding. Rotating foods during the week is probably better.
 

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I feed once daily and about once every ten days I fast them. I find it helps keep the aquarium cleaner and the cichlids will eat algae in the aquarium.
 
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