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How often do you feed your fish?

How often do you feed your fish?


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The title is pretty straight forward. I’ve been hearing some strange intervals lately and I’m curious to hear from everyone. Got in the poll and let’s see what’s most common.
 

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my fish stalk me everytime i walk by if i dont feed them something several times a day.
 
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I feed mine on an auto feeder with pellets 3x a day with small amount. Then I drop pre-thawed cubes in when I’m not lazy.
Beautiful. That makes for happy and healthy fish. I’m wondering what is the correlation between heavy feeders and fish parasites.
 
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my fish stalk me everytime i walk by if i dont feed them something several times a day.
Dude my clown and fairy wrasse in one of my tanks skim the surface like sharks when you come up. They’re fed every day but they’re fat as all get out.
 

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Beautiful. That makes for happy and healthy fish. I’m wondering what is the correlation between heavy feeders and fish parasites.
I make sure my fish are parasite free before they go in that way I can stave their little tummies to keep my N&P where I need it. 🙂
 

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Dude my clown and fairy wrasse in one of my tanks skim the surface like sharks when you come up. They’re fed every day but they’re fat as all get out.
Just go ahead and cut your skimmer off and see if they’re effective.:D
 

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Not only do I feed everyday. I feed multiple times per day - 2x/day display tank for now (morning - mysis/spirulina brine, 2x1/4 sheets nori), evening (2x1/4 sheets of nori)

QT I feed 3x/day - (mysis/spirulina brine/pe calanus/reef caviar/cyclops/some angelfish mix), evolved (Hunter Hammond) suggested I up to 5x/day for Anampses wrasses. Also 2x1/4 sheets of nori for QT's that have tangs.

All of my frozen fair I add selcon + vitachem (used to use selco but haven't been able to find it lately) with seachem focus to bind it to the food.
 
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Anthias definitely need to eat a lot of food in the beginning. I got them through QT several times and watched them waste away because I just couldn’t keep up with their demand. I finally just told myself I wouldn’t buy anymore except for the easier species. The orange guys are very easy and have great pop.
 

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See post #2
 

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I do nori every other day and feed a variety of frozen once a day. Of course the wrasse cruise around snacking on pods all day. I like my fish fat and happy, but I don't want to over feed to the point where they outgrow my tank since I have a more shallow tank, my fish have less depth to play in.

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I started feeding 3 times a day for my wrasses. Everything would be eaten. But due to my phosphates being out of control I'm testing out 2 times a day
 

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I started feeding 3 times a day for my wrasses. Everything would be eaten. But due to my phosphates being out of control I'm testing out 2 times a day
Having same issue.
 

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I feed 2 cubes a day basically, usually a variety of different cubes. I have the Apex AFS feed twice a day a small portion of pellets.

The fish are always interested in what I am doing... except the Golden Angelfish. When I'm at the tank it runs away, but comes out after I step back.

Fish List:
  • Powder Brown Tang
  • Kole Eye Tang
  • Valentini Puffer
  • Golden Angelfish
  • 2x GoldxLightning Clownfish

So yeah... my fish are fat.
 

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I think it’s these guys.
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I've got a few of the Lyretails in one of my tanks and feed twice a day. Some of my favorite fish, active and easy to care for. I did have an extra small one starve when I first got them though. He just couldn't compete with the larger ones even with extra feedings so they do require extra care starting out, but great fish otherwise.
 
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