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Old 09-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Feeding Question

I feed as much in my community tank as the kids can eat in three minutes or so. Works to keep everyone happy, healthy, active, and colorful--except the platies which are OBESE (colorful and generally active, but occasionally need to rest--swimming around hauling all that blubber is a lot of work.) How do I feed them less and keep everyone else at the right level?

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5 glowfish tetras
5 neon tetras
3 false Julii cories
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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You could feed everything less. It shouldn't hurt them.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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how often are you feeding? daily? twice daily? you can easily feed every other day
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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Feed once a day. Flakes 3 days, frozen bloodworms one day, peas one day. fast one day. Cories get an algae tablet once a week and they polish it off as if it were chocolate.
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cut the flakes down to one day, and feed them 3-4 days out of the week. i feed my cichlids two to three times a week, and my community tanks 4 times a week. the only fish i feed daily, are my bettas with the exception of one day of fasting. what kind of flakes are you feeding?
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I'm feeding Omega tropical fish flakes.
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