Originally Posted by aislinn3
I have 2 tanks with fish right now (third is backup if the dwarf puffers need to move). In my 75 gal
I have 2 clown loaches, 1 common pleco, and 11 swordtails. Tank 2 is a 46 gallon with 4 mollies, a rainbow shark, a rhino pleco, an unidentified catfish (cuckoo possibly...if that's even a real classification), and 4 dwarf puffers (have not been territorial or nippy yet). So how frequently should I be feeding? They all have such different specifications for feeding, is there a general rule or something I'm missing? I of course do not want to be over feeding. Thank you in advance
Most aquarium fish are small with very small stomachs, so they don't need to be fed very often. To keep you tank clean and your fish healthy, feeding 2 to 3 times per week and just a cube or two of the frozen. Flaked foods contain additives that extend the shelf life of the product. I don't feed much of it.
I feed mostly frozen, like Brine and Mysis shrimp, bloodworms, beef heart, krill and plankton. These have few, if any chemical additives. Vegetable biscuits and minced garlic are good too, but no more than a couple times a week.
So, feed just a little and your fish will always be foraging for a leftover and your tank will stay much cleaner.