Feeding Regimes!

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06 Feb 2016 11:50 #1 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Ok heres another post that has arisen from other topics...

How often do people feed and how much?

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06 Feb 2016 13:16 #2 by wylam (Stuart Sexton)
I feed once a day at the same time and in the same area of the tank.

Stuart

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06 Feb 2016 13:23 #3 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Replied by Jonlate (Jon Late) on topic Feeding Regimes!
A pinch of flake for the top dwellers and about 20 of the slowing sinking tiny pellets for the bottom dwellers, twice a day.

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06 Feb 2016 13:24 #4 by robert (robert carter)
was feeding 3 times a day an amount that was eaten in under a minute using an automatic feeder ,have now cut back to twice a day in a effort to reduce black algea

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06 Feb 2016 14:25 #5 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Do you guys vary your fishes diet at all?

It is a really good idea to feed different blanched vegetables (peas,courgette etc), live and frozen foods like bloodworm, daphnia, brineshrimp.as well as the standard flakes pellets and tablets...

Its good for overall health and helps to make sure all the fish are getting what they need in their diet...

All animals require a varied diet to get all the different nutrients and vitamins they require...Fish are no exception....I mean imagine as humans we had to eat beans on toast every day, day in day out....You would soon get a pain in ur arse with it and also you would become physically sick in time too....

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06 Feb 2016 14:32 #6 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
I also find it helpful to take 2 days a week out from feeding....This allows the fish to clean up the uneaten food you cant see (around the bottom of plants and under rocks and decorations etc)....You may not think it but your fish are still eating even when your not feeding them every day....It helps with tank health as well and keeps your fish alert....

It is much better to keep your fish on their toes as regards feeding......

Just some Food For Thought... Pardon the pun! LOL :crazy:

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06 Feb 2016 15:22 #7 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Replied by Jonlate (Jon Late) on topic Feeding Regimes!
I put a bit of veg hanging on a bit of airline pipe so it's east to take in and out. And because it moves every time they try and eat it, it gives them something extra to try.
I got a great parcel from Sebastian at Tropical Ireland (rsgreenline) the other day as well, with a great mixture of different foods. So am just trying them out so see what they make of it.
As a treat I have a box of micro worms growing that they get ever so often.
I haven't really got into frozen food, I am pushing my luck sometimes anyway with the wife, so frozen food in the freezer is definitely one step to far!!
How do you get the OK to keep keep it in the freezer?

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06 Feb 2016 15:25 #8 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Adult fish once a day
Any youngsters twice per day
Fry 3 times per day if possible


Eric

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06 Feb 2016 15:36 #9 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Once a day (good decent feed) for me too with 2 days off per week.......I think its a good sign when all the food literally dissappears after about 10 mins that you are not overfeeding......This doesnt apply to vegetables though which i will leave in the tank for 24 hours max then remove anything thats uneaten the next day....

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06 Feb 2016 16:10 #10 by robert (robert carter)
hi gunnered, I love beans on toast , if you look very carefully at your fish I think you will find they don't have toes , :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

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06 Feb 2016 16:19 #11 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)

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07 Feb 2016 08:09 #12 by paulv (paul vickers)
Every 3 days. Large prawns and cat fish pellets and pleco wafer. Large adult fish don't need daily food. My silver aro has gone several months without eating then suddenly will take your hand off.

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