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Old 02-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info! Now I can relax a bit.
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I disagree with feeding multiple times per day. I have fed fish twice a week for over a year now in a tank I maintain, and they are fat and happy.
What has a hard time surviving are the crabs and bristle worms. this is because there's not as much waste in the tank. That's a good thing.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #13
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Can feeding 3 times a day for 4 fish be hazardous?
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Yes. It can foul your water which will kill the fish.
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Can feeding 3 times a day for 4 fish be hazardous?
Well if it was my fish would have been dead a long time ago..
Everyone has different views ..I know of guys who feed a couple times a month because there systems are so mature and thriving...Fish selection and tank size plays a big role too.I have always fed multiple times a day ,everyday,but i also keep bigger eaters who IMHO need to eat..

EDIT:don't be lazy with routine upkeep of the tank and the water quality won't be an issue
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Which bigger eaters are these?
In the tank i'm speaking of there are "
Powder blue tang
Sailfin tang
Foxface rabbit
Flame angel
Algae blenny

Feel free to go over to the Devon Fitness Club and check them out. It's right in Paoli.

Your statement about multiple feedings is misleading. The OP has a 30 gallon tank, which can easily go south if he's not careful. Feeding his fish 3 times a day is a recipe for disaster.
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I currently keep a sargassum trigger ,a blue throat trigger,a spiny box puffer,a purple tang and a juvi french angel,,with smaller guys sprinkled in..pair of clowns a flamehawk,an anthias and a 6 line..(which someone said you told them to feed 3x a day)

Lets not make this a silly thread about whos right or wrong or my fish are better than yours
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I don't tell anyone to feed anything 3 times a day, and I'm not being silly. I'm saving the OP some trouble. Your fish do not need to be fed multiple times per day. This is a fact.
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Why should they only eat 2x a week??
Page one of this thread ,,the person claims you said 3x a day for a 6 line
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Well now I'm just confused. Is there not a standard for feeding? Every time I feed all of my fish ( which I have been doing 3 times a day, breakfast, afternoon snack and dinner) are getting there fair share. If I was over feeding wouldn't they just not eat it?
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