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Old 05-13-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Is it possible to overfeed your fish? Will they eat until they are full or will they just continue to eat every morsel of food they see? Testing out for myself, I noticed that if I feed them several times in a day (I don't usually, just seeing what they would do) they eat just about all of it and I'm just a little confused...
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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It is definitely possible to overfeed your fish, and it really isn't good for your fish. They will generally eat and eat, and probably finish every bit you give them. But they'll gain too much weight, produce too much waste, and be a lot less healthy.
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no, i think you should only feed once, maybe twice a day...also depends on what you feed. If you feed live meaty foods then only once a day, but if its just flake, then i think twice is ok.
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I feed 3 very little feedings a day, seems to work out the best.
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Old 05-14-2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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I feed once a day. It's what seems to work out the best for our fish.
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I feed once or twice a day, smaller meals if twice. Some days I skip feeding altogether.
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