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Old 11-26-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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How long before you feed new fish?

How long should you wait before you feed your new fish? Is it bad to give them a little food after a couple of hours? I heard that it could cause digestive tract problems and you should wait 24 hours... I just wonder when the last time was that they ate and want to make sure it doesn't get weak from lack of food.
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I've always waited until they get settled in and familiar with their new surroundings. I guess it's normally about 5-6 hours after they are released into the tank. But even then I only put a very small amount of food in the water. If they act hungry I may put a bit more, but if they don't seem interested in the food, I'll wait longer and try again.
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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I usually wait about 5 or 6 hours, then I feed lightly. Haven't had any problems so far.
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Feed them in about 12 hours, that what works for me.

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I would normally wait about 6 hours (doesn't matter when the fish were purchased ie: am/pm). Seems to work best.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll feed the tank at the usual time tonight then. It will be about 6 hours since I put him in when I feed them.
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