My Feed levels

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Post by mikeyw64 »

Ok do really I should possibly have asked/checked this previously but my gut says I can't be far wrong as I'm not seeing any food being left/building up on the sand.

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Looks about right. Are you soaking the bloodworm and daphnia before it goes in the tank?

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Yup, they get a 5 minute soak in water from the tank

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Needs a bit longer than that or they're likely to extract water form the fishes' guts........I usually suggest about 20 mins. ;)

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Is this the food you feed for this stock: 3 Platy (+ 2 youth + 4 fry) :: 9 Neon Tetra :: 10 Ember Tetra :: 6 Panda Cory :: 1 Otto

I'm a little worried i'm over feeding now!

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That’s ok but I’d probably feed a little more. But that’s probably why my fish are constantly making babies!
Does the Oto have algae to feed on?

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@Lee_k Yup, that's about the max I feed, also skip a day or two here or there or just pop in a stick on tab

@Mol_PMB Yup, he has a selection of Algae to chomp on

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I think i'm over feeding a bit then!

I mean i currently put half a block of beefheart (twice a day) that the 6 discus seem to claim and nothing else goes near.

But then i'm putting in some fish science tropical flakes for the other fish, 1 fish science corydoras tab and then every 3 days a algae wafer

I suppose i've got 18 greedy lemon tetras and 4 pearl gouramis hacking away at the flakes mind! - and i've got a 29.5c appetite

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I believe its safe to say fish will pretty much eat till they explode ;o)

IMHO its probably better to slightly underfeed, after all they will always find something to munch on from the substrate/planting and it works for me :)

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Better to underfeed long term and in my case I don't feed at all some days, I find it always keeps the fish keen and alert.
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