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Old 06-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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How much to feed tiger barbs?

So how much do you feed these guys. Whenever I feed them they are hungrier than heck!

I feed them once every two days.

is that not enough, or is that too much?
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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I feed my fish 2x day, every day. I feed enough so each fish gets a little and no food is left behind.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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So how much do you feed these guys. Whenever I feed them they are hungrier than heck!

I feed them once every two days.

is that not enough, or is that too much?
Tigerbarbs are ravenous eaters... Whatever you put, they'll eat. They will always look hungry, despite how much you feed them. As juveniles you can feed them once a day. I feed mine on Mon, Wed, Fri in the evening so I'd say your schedule is fine.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Like mentioned above, tiger barbs eat anything. To be honest, i would feed them at least once a day. just don't put too much food in the tank. Feed them slow and make sure they get all of the food. It may feel like you should keep feeding them, but after they all get a decent amount stop.

It alway best to give active fish like tiger barbs a variety of foods. You can feed them flakes, dried shrimp, pellets, frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp (frozen or live)...
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #5
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I try to feed all of my fish only every other day but it is soooo hard to skip feedings. I just love watching my fish eat!
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #6
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I feed my tiger barbs once a day, and usually skip a day a week. I know it's so tough not to feed them! They go nuts for feeding time!! Every time I walk by the tank, they go crazy lol.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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When I had mine they really enjoyed veggies and it took some time for them to eat them. Easy way to slow them down and enjoy watching them eat longer
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When I had mine they really enjoyed veggies and it took some time for them to eat them. Easy way to slow them down and enjoy watching them eat longer
Cool, what did you feed them? carrots, cucumber...?
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Mine loved frozen bloodworms but I would only suggest that as a treat every now and then too much protein can lead to bloat.
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Ya tiger barbs love bloodworms!
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