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Old 07-25-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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How often do you feed your fish?

I have a heni butterfly, powder brown tang, and a yellow tail wrasse which i feed every day a piece of algae and sometimes algae and bloodworms, mysis,or brine shrimp they devour it all. do i need to feed them more? should i feed more and then only feed every other day?
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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Once daily...But... I had to restrain my hands with duct tape when I looked at their hungry little fishie faces as I walked by (It's the southerner in me- Food = love hehehe ) I had been doing twice a day but noticed I had more water problems and it was cured as soon as I dropped to once a day.

I did alternate foods each day. It was fresh, frozen, flake, etc...
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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I, too started with every day because I didn't know any better. After reading info on this site, however, I dropped to every other day and I can tell you it has really helped my water quality A LOT. Believe it or not, you fish can easily survive being fed every other day!
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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mysis or brine twice a day....... cyclopleze every other day.... nori is clipped all the time...

I don't really have to worry about water quality though, I've got a huge skimmer for my system, and roughly 3 lbs of live rock, 1.5 lbs of sand per gallon, a uv steralizer, and i run carbon and a phosphate pad all the time........ my levels are always 0/0/0 and have been since a week into my tank being set up.
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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Nori daily for the tangs, prawns every other day for the eel, a little *something* daily for the anthias. I was feeding every other day but the anthias like to be fed daily. Chopped Krill for the sun coral and the candy canes (2-3x week). A little bit of cyclopeze or Liquid Life for the goni (again 2-3x a week). I'm feeding less daily than I was feeding every other day and they all seem happy.
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I am going on vacation for 4-5 days and the person i have coming to feed and do top off water will probably be able to come every other day and i am used to feeding every day and they are too do you think they will be fine being fed every other day for 4-5 days ?
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:58 PM   #7
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Your fish will be fine being fed every other day (and should probably become your normal routine).

I usually do a small (very small) amount of flake every day when I get home (those clowns just get WAY too excited not to), and a cube (blood worms, angel mix, or mysis) every 2-3 days (depending on how famished my fish appear.. its pretty obvious from their stomach bulges that they are not being starved ).
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Every other day is plenty. I feed every three days with nori abut every other.
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Every other day with a strip of nori every day. My fish are nice and fat!!
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