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Old 03-17-2011, 02:38 AM   #1
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Appropriate feeding schedule (clownfish)

My question seemed simple enough but so far after searching google for a while i haven't found a clear concise answer for this question: How many times should a clown fish eat in a day, furthermore how much ? i dont want to overfeed and cause my nitrates to spike. any and all help welcomed thankz
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:42 AM   #2
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I feed mine once per day and only little bits at a time. If they finish I give just a bit more. If it's not eaten I net most out and let the CUC get the rest
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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once every 2 day works for me it might sound like evil but lol they will be fine how ever much they can eat in 2-3 minutes also
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Mine eat every other day. My tomato clown recently died after 12+ years and he ate every other day.
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12 years??! wow thats amazing but tragic
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Okay i have another question how do i get my clown's to actually take the food they seem a bit skeptical and inquisitive at best when i drop a small amount of food in they have not eaten anything by the way they have been in the tank for about 24hours now.
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Did they eat in the store?
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The key to feeding is to feed a variety. I feed mine flake, frozen mysis, frozen vitamin fortified brine. Idont feede but alot of folks also feed pellets. Variety is the key.
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i bought O.S.I marine flakes im not sure maybe they just are not well adjusted enough. we will see in a few days ill keep you guys updated
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when my clown didn't eat for a few days...my friend told me to try live brine shrimp...it worked
Now he eats anything (and everything - he is a food hog) I use a huge variety of foods...flake, frozen, pellets etc..and just for fun - very occasionally live brine...fun to watch
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