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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:49 pm Post subject: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 Hello,
 
 I  was  wondering  how  many  times  is  it  good  to  feed  the  fishes  ?  The  article  below  says  only  3  times  a  week  !  What  do  you  say  ?
 
 http://www.dustinsfishtanks.com/uncategorized/3-6-30-managing-your-tank-by-the-numbers/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:13 pm Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 Hi  Abhishek,  welcome  back...   Very Happy  
 That  article  is  intended  towards  combating  algae  issues  rather  than  any  thing  else..
 Even  we  too  some  times  do  the  same  thing  and  recommend  when  there  is  a  serious  issues  of  algae.  the  point  is  to  add  a  few  algae  eaters  like  SAE,  Black  molly,  blue  gouramis  or  american  flag  fish  and  starve  them.  when  they  are  starved..  they  will  start  feeding  on  the  algae..  plus  the  algae  will  be  deprived  of  the  nutrition  since  we  are  reducing  the  food  which  in  turn  reduces  the  bio  load.
 But  normally,  feeding  at  least  twice  a  day  is  the  norm..  That's  my  thought.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:08 pm Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 I  would  say  it  depends  on  the  fish  and  the  tank  setup.
 
 In  most  planted  tanks  for  eg.  Feeding  good  quality  food  3  times  a  week  is  sufficient.
 
 Discus  for  eg.  should  probably  be  fed  regularly.
 
 Most  fish  do  not  expend  much  energy  in  an  aquarium  and  feeding  needs  are  lower.
 
 A  well  established  and  correctly  stocked  tank  has  sufficient  for  the  fish  to  graze  on.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:13 pm Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 Yep,  depends  on  the  fish.  Eg  when  I  travel  on  the  weekends  I  usually  don't  feed  my  O's
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:20 pm Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 In  nature,  fish  do  not  always  get  food  everyday.  They  just  adapt.
 Agreed  on  the  water  change  part.
 On  keeping  the  light  on  for  6hrs,  that  entirely  depends  on  the  type  of  plants  you  keep.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:40 pm Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 well  initially  when  I  discussed  with  fellow  hobbyist  &  read  articles  I  thought  about  going  with  General  guideline-  Feed  twice  a  Day.
 
 But  I  actually  end  up  starting  once  a  day  5  times  a  week  &  two  days  of  fasting(by  keeping  2  days  of  gap).  When  combating  brown  algae  I  had  to  reduce  feeding  significantly
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:10 am Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 Search  and  read  up  on  Power  Feeding.
 The  idea  here  is  to  get  the  fish  grow  faster.
 In  such  cases  a  sudden  disruption  is  going  to  take  a  bigger  toll  on  the  fish.
 
 In  a  well  established  tank  feeding  them  once  a  day  to  3  times  a  week  should  be  really  good.  New  hobbyists  generally  overfeed  due  to  our  feeling  of  guilt.
 
 You  should  also  take  into  account  all  the  below  parameters:
 1.  species  of  fish
 2.  plant  types  and  coverage
 3.  mix  of  species
 
 You  dont  want  these:
 1.  Have  algae  eaters  and  feed  prepared  food  regularly
 2.  Have  mixed  sized  fish  and  feed  irregularly
 3.  Have  species  that  rely  on  very  different  varieties  of  feed
 4.  Fast/greedy  eaters  with  slow/fuzzy  eaters
 
 It  keeps  getting  complicated  Smile  This  is  the  reason  many  people  move  over  to  species  only  tanks  in  due  course.
 
 Learn  and  enjoy  the  hobby  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:11 am Post subject: Re: Feed fishes 3 times a week ? Reply with quote

 I  feed  beef  heart  to  a  few  large  barbs  I  have.  I  feed  only  alternate  days.....so  approx  three  times  a  week.  
 
 In  peak  summer,  when  water  heats  up,  I  feed  once  in  three  days...just  to  reduce  stress  from  waste  accumulation.
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