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Old 12-31-2011, 04:42 PM   #11
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Cause they act like they are starving. But like its been said healthy fish eat alot.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:04 PM   #12
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I say it's better to over feed the under feed.

You can change water, you can't bring back a fish that starved to death.

That said, Over feeding a tank with out a good skimmer (Like an SWC), and/or that is not established is a great way to watch a tank crash, but a well established tank with a good skimmer, live rock, live sand, etc. I think is ok to over feed a little. Of course I don't mean to take 5 cubes of shrimp and dump it in the tank all at once. I usually put in a baby food jar 2 cubes of mysis, a pinch of flake and a cube of squid. Then I pour a small amount into the tank, let the fish feed, about 10-20 minutes later I put in a little more, etc unitll it's gone.

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
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What kind of fish? Some fish beg more than others, and gobble up food.
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Feeding every other day is fine. I feed a well stocked 150 reef twice a week. the amount i put in is consumed in about 30 seconds. then i add an algae sheet. The fish are fat and healthy. You will know if your fish are starving by their girth and bones being exposed etc, just like other creatures.
I would be more concerned with variety, than quantity.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:31 PM   #15
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That`s pretty good advice Doug. From what I have read that sometimes fish eat in the wild every two weeks. The ideal amount to feed is every other day or like Doug every few days. IMO I would not feed more than that. Let me add a disclaimer though. Even though I do feed every other day on the off days I feed a sheet of dried seaweed on the off days for my tangs. Tangs need to forage.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #16
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I've fed the fish in my reef tank once every 3 days, and the fish in my fish-only tanks once a day for years.

I had azure damsels in each of each of the above set up's and there was no physical difference between azure's in either tank (that is until the damsel in the non-reef tank jumped out).
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #17
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I have three
green chromis
Two humbugs
A yellow chromis or something I'm not sure what he is
A yellow tail damsel
A skunk shrimp
Snails and crabs

Aaaaanndddd....
Two clown fish who were healthy until I got home this eve. I'm watching the baby die right now and the big one will soon. I think they have a fungus? White stuff. The big one has it in his mouth and didn't eat at all tonight. He usually eats soo much.
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The white stuff is worse today
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Yup, looks like ich to me. You should look into setting up a QT and treating the fish. Otherwise, they will most likely did. Once treated, your main display must stay "fishless" for about 6 weeks to ensure the ich dies off. Otherwise you will continue to have die-off.
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