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Old 12-11-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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To feed or not to feed??

I keep hearing dont over feed... How much am I supposed to feed. Is there a rule of thumb somewhere I dont know about??? Mine will eat until they explode seriously.. They eat until there bellys bulge. I have extra in the way of clean up crew to get the left overs....
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:07 PM   #2
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A very good question. I feed my six fish (small ones I have a reef tank) about 1/3 of a cube a day. ( These are the standard frozen cubes) It takes them about 30 seconds to eat it all. I also have them fast 2 days a week. I am curious to see what others do. 8)
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:30 PM   #3
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I currently feed a whole cube of reefladys mix. I only have a blue hippo, clown, firefish, damsel, and a papjama card. they are uncultured heathens at dinner time.....
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don't feed more than they can eat in a couple minutes
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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Kev thanks. Is that twice a day or once??
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I feed once every couple of days, or every third day.
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Old 12-12-2003, 07:33 PM   #7
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Here is my fish feeding days:

Sunday I don't feed them
Monday I feed them late afternoon
Tuesday I feed them late Afternoon
Wednesday I don't feed them
Thursday I feed them late afternoon
Friday I feed them late afternoon

They all get fed as much they can eat in five minutes!
Damsels: Flake food, frozen cubes (brine shrimps)
Lionfishes: Rosey reds, ghost shrimps, frozen silver slides
Royal gramma: Flake food and frozen shrimp
Triggers and eels: same as lionfishes
Sea horses: live or frozen brien shrimps


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I feed once every couple of days, or every third day.
Wow, so you don't feed your fish everyday? I though daily feeding was what most people did and was pretty much necessary?
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think about it this way.....in the wild fish dont get nearly as much to eat as they do in your tanks especially fish like lionfish that have to hunt down prey so feeding them once a week is prolly more than they get in the wild.
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Wow, so you don't feed your fish everyday? I though daily feeding was what most people did and was pretty much necessary?
I believe it is what most people do, but it is not necessary. I feed as much as they can eat in a few minutes every other day (more often than not, every third day). This is more than enough to sustain them since I also have a refugium and they get a good supply of pods as well as my feedings
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