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Old 11-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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I'm interested to know how often you feed. I always believed that small daily feedings work better than larger, or even small feedings every few days. I usually do about 2-3 very small feedings every day with exceptions when I'm away. So small in fact that some fish may not get a bite. Everything is always eaten in moments and I can't say I've had any of the problems some people report from overfeeding. Still, many people gawk when I say feeding daily is fine. I don't understand the benefit of feeding once every two or three days.
I agree with this. If we are trying to model the organisms nature environment as best we can, then you recognize that these fish nibble all day long, with occasional big snacks. If the food goes in the fish, rather than the rock work, I think you are doing the best possible feeding no matter how you accomplish it. I have never had a fat, fit fish get ICH or anything else.
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I agree with this. If we are trying to model the organisms nature environment as best we can, then you recognize that these fish nibble all day long, with occasional big snacks. If the food goes in the fish, rather than the rock work, I think you are doing the best possible feeding no matter how you accomplish it. I have never had a fat, fit fish get ICH or anything else.
+1 the best way to keep a tang from getting ich...is to have it be fat. Ft tangs don't get ich. I like to think of it this way. If I'm Hungary I am cranky and I don't deal with stress well. However if I am full I am much more "jolly" this could explain why so many Americans are over weight but unlike humans fish are not only cuter and more active when fat but also healthier. I think an over weight clown fish with big chubby cheaks would be possibly the cutest thing ever if only you could get one. This fat...lol
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