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Old 05-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Feeding Anthias

How often do I need to feed my tank since I have an anthias in it now? I have read a few sources which say anthias need to be fed multiple times a day, and some that say less than that.

Currently in the tank is:
2 P Clowns
2 Black bar chromis
1 anthias
1 royal gramma

I have been feeding 2 out of every 3 days with Rod's Reef frozen food.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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I feed my anthias's a few times a day. Mine are super pigs and even after a feeding are still looking for more food. lol I'm sure you have noticed their activity level is pretty high, that's what I have researched and is the reason for the multiple feedings. Well activity and a higher metabolism as well.
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The problem I see is if I am feeding the anthias multiple times a day, obviously the other fish are eating multiple times a day as well.

What do you think about feeding multiple times a day just a few days a week, and daily otherwise with maybe 1 day of fast?
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I know my anthias's wouldn't be happy with that schedule unfortunately....lol I dont' feed a terrible amount each feeding by the way, just a squirt from the turkey baster I use. I feed generally 3 times a day also. I also dont think a fast day would hurt the fish, I mean afterall bow much can it hurt just skipping one day.

Are you concerned about water parameters with multiple feedings? Like I said, I dont overfeed 3 times a day, but feed something so everyone gets a little. But I also have 3 bigger tangs in the tank so I guess it's a bit different for me.

Wish I could be more helpful, other than knowing they need multiple feedings I'm out of answers. rofl
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Thanks Carey.

Yes, water params are my concern, but maybe they shouldn't be. I just did a comprehensive test and everything looks good. NO3 is 0 and PO4 is 0.03. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to step up the feeding a bit.

You just see so many conflicting reports of what fish need. Some people claim they feed their tanks once a week, and some 6 times a day...
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Even I think more than 3 times a day is way too much. lol I only feed that often because of the anthias really. I also feed my 60g cube 3 times a day but thats due to the mandarin and the scooter I have in there. I havent had any huge water parameter issues but i would certainly keep an eye on those trates, thats' the first thing I notice goes up with my increased feeding schedule. I also tend to do more than 10% water changes as well so that helps keep things under control. Least thats my experience so far.
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I have 3 lyretail anthias that I feed every other day. Feeding that or everyday is plenty. Mine have been eating on that schedule for a year now. I do know that some anthias are more finnicky than others.
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I have 4 in my tank and i feed them atleast twice a day.
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