How much too feed my fish

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  1. Clyde

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    Hi

    How do i know how much to feed my fish and when I'm feeding to much or to little ? are there any guide lines I should be following? Oh I have a 60L tank with 3 Angels and a 120L tank with live breeders.

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  3. Carping

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    Rule of thumb is to feed them as much as they can eat in 2 minutes
     
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    Other rule of thumb is to feed them as much as they can eat in ......... ( here you can add a figure anywhere between 30secs and 5 minutes)
    Personally we feed them twice a day as much as they can finish in about 30 secs, with at least 1 day of no feeding a week.
     
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    Yip - agree with above :)
     
  6. Philfarm

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    Theory behind this?

    thanks..
     
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    Theory is fish in the wild NEVER get food as reularly as in a tank. The day off is to assist the digestive track to empty and generally clean itself out. In the wild a fish can sometimes go weeks without food, a fast evry now and then seems a good thing. The fish also tend to seem a bit healthier.
     
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    cool will give it a try..
     
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    Don't be afraid to starve your fish a little bit....keeps them healthy IMO. They also get 'punished' if they either unroot or chomp my plants, sometimes they'll go for days without food, and no, I'm not kidding.
     
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    Dale won't this just make them chomp your plants even more looking for food??
     
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    When i said in another thread that I want to come back as a fishy in my next life, I surely didn't mean to be one of Dale's fishies. I like munching LOL
     
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    Nah you'd want to come back as one of Dale's plants :bigsmile::p:blink1:
     
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    i often dont feed my koi for a few days....
     
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    Clyde

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    Thanks guys for all the help now i don't feel so bad any more
     
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    I'v gone 3months without feeding my fish before(went to america) but then again my fish have a constant supply of live food in the tank so I dont get too worried...

    A slightly less "extreme" approach is feeding blood worms every now and then they are very high in roughage and will help clear the fish's digestive tract especially when feeding a high protein diet..
     
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    Eskimo how do you get a constant supply of live food ????
     
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    I'll explain when I drop off your white worms...
     

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