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Old 12-01-2003, 10:32 PM   #1
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How often should I be feeding the fish?

I was reading some of the topics and saw that my algae problem could be because I'm overfeeding the fish. I feed them once a day. Is that too much?
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:35 PM   #2
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I feed them once a day. Is that too much?
Depends on how much your feeding once per day. Feed no more than they will eat in a couple of minutes. I personally only feed every other day and more often than not every third day.
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Hi ,

That was a very sound advice from reefrunner69. On top of that, occasionally I fast all my tank inhabitants.

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Old 12-02-2003, 03:38 AM   #4
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Reefrunner69 gave you good advise. I feed my fishes only five times a week. It's a good idea to let them fast a day or two. 8O
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Wow, after reading this thread I have come to the conclusion that I am definitely over feeding my fish. I feed them three times a day, but two of which are heavy feedings.

They always seem to be very hungry. I have four fish, a medium flame hawkfish, a medium lemon butterflyfish, and two small percula clownfish in a FO tank. I guess it is time for a diet. LOL.

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holy crap, i give my fish two good feedings a day. i feel guilty when i miss a feeding because i feel like they are starving!! i want my fishies to like me!! interesting to read your guys feeding schedules.
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I am with RR, although I feed once a day feedings usually in the morning before the lights come on.
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To be honest feeding mutilple times per day is actually more natural and more healthy for the animal (with the exception of predators). However, if feeding multiple times a day, you should feed no more than can be consumed in just a few seconds.
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Im starving my fish 8O

I feed some blender mush usually once or twice a week and for my 80 and 45 gal that have tangs I add nori daily.
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yea I used to be more along the lines with Fishfreek and only fed a couple times a week. I have adopted a slightly more frequent schedule lately and feed just about every other day. and thats for both my FW and SW tanks.
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