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Old 06-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Over Feeding?

Hello all!

I have a question about feeding fish.

My current stock is...

2 dwarf gouramis
3 hatchets
7 cardinal tetras
1 swordtail
1 molly
2 Platys
3 white tetras
4 candy cane tetras
1 balloon belly ram

The food I have is spectrum small fish formula. They are small pellets.

My question is how much and how often to feed the fish.

Currently I have been feeding them twice daily. About two or three pinches at a time.

Does that seem right?

I would really like to find a more definitive answer than what I have found browsing the internet.

Thanks for the help!


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You'll probably get different answers on this question depending on who you ask If the fish are eating the food and there's none left over then I'd say you're fine. I personally just feed once a day and skip a day or two during the week but others feed more often or less.
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It really depends on the situation. If you're trying to condition your fish for breeding, if you're growing them out, etc. You may want to feed more often. However in a regular community most only feed once a day. Nothing is wrong with feeding more frequently, just make sure that it all is being eaten and your fish aren't getting bloated. What I do if I want to feed two times a day is I take the amount of food I normally feed in the once daily feeding and cut it in half. I then put the other half in a small container for feeding #2 later. This way I can make sure they are not getting too much.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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I feed 3x a week. Mon,wed and Friday. Skipping a day or two won't hurt your fish and keeps the tank cleaner.
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