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« on: July 28, 2014, 08:23:25 AM »


Facebook Post of the Week: Do you use a feeding schedule/rotation with a fast day for your fish, or do you only feed one type of food?

KRH: I use a mixture of pellets, flake and cichlid blocks

Cindy: I very between flakes, pellets, frozen and fresh, and my poor fish get almost as many fast days as days fed. They grow slowly, but live a l-o-n-g time...

Karen: I am with Cindy... no real plan here... lots of variety, not a lot of feeding. I doubt I feed more than 3x a week, and I doubt they eat the same thing more than once a month. Well the pacu get fed more than that, but that's cuz I am afraid they will jump out and eat me in my sleep if they are hungry.

FM: I feed 2x a day but I don't feed them very much at all when I do. I feed a variety of foods but I don't have a schedule. I don't have a regular fast day for the fish (happens when I go out of town, but that isn't regularly).

KRH: Yeah I feed twice a day too, all mine are babies so I presume it's a good thing

Shari: I feed twice a day, fast on Friday and Saturday... Sometimes Sunday too. I buy 4 or 5 different kinds of flake and a number of different pellets and disks. I mix them and feed the mix. Everyone gets basically the same mix with some variations... More algae wafers for tanks with more BNs, etc.

Superpap56: once a day at night with lights out--her natural feeding habit--I usually fast a day every week or 2 though I am not personally convinced of the value of doing so at this point..I do however try and remember to do so.I watch closely on most occasions and make sure the pieces are on the small side and I dole it out as she eats it , and quit when she shows obvious signs of no longer attacking the food ,which also keeps waste down I think and avoids food particles from finding their way to the filter's intake tube end screen which would result in reduced filter water intake.

Wizzy: tank lights go on in a morning when I get up and as soon as the lights go on,my fish are going crazy waiting to be fed
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 09:54:13 AM »

I feed a large variety, flake, frozen, live as soon as my culture matures. All fed pretty random with probably 3ish fasting days a week
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 10:26:49 AM »

4 to five days a week...sometimes twice a day..a varied diet of frozen, flake, pellet, veg, wafers, live.....

Works fine for me...keeps my fish healthy and on their toes and also helps keep my water quality good...
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 02:04:20 PM »

3-4 days a week at the moment... I'm rarely home but the they get a nice varied diet and i don't hear them complaining...  nerd
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 09:54:35 PM »

3-4 days a week at the moment... I'm rarely home but the they get a nice varied diet and i don't hear them complaining...  nerd
I try to alternate flakes and tropical wafers for the ID shark and janitor.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 08:28:18 AM »

What is a janitor?
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 03:49:37 PM »

a janitor is a person who works at cleaning up a building or some-such establishment  for a living..the guy or gal who cleans up the school for example and usually gets even less respect than pay...and usually deserves more of both lol--just my opinion is all-- a janitor is the cxlean-up and sometimes maintainence guy.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 04:14:32 PM »


I try to alternate flakes and tropical wafers for the ID shark and janitor.

a janitor is a person who works at cleaning up a building or some-such establishment  for a living..the guy or gal who cleans up the school for example and usually gets even less respect than pay...and usually deserves more of both lol--just my opinion is all-- a janitor is the cxlean-up and sometimes maintainence guy.

Sorry, Pap.  I was asking Jerry what he was referring to as "the janitor".
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 05:43:10 PM »

 kopfpatsch   lol
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 07:46:30 PM »

I feed about five days a week, usually alternating two or three types of food.  Just came back from a five day vacation without feeding.  Everyone, even fy, did fine and even look healthier with a few days off from food.
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 09:40:00 PM »

What is a janitor?
It is the filipino named for a Pleco cat fish here.They call it a janitor .
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 08:14:46 PM »

I have no set schedule for feeding the fish ..
I usually mix several different typed of flake together ,,  one day the fish get flake the next day pellets . at the end of the day the fish will get their treats and that is when they will get food specifid to the fish's species ..   example.loaches get shrimp pellets catfish will get wafers ..fry will get baby brine shrimp.

I do however tend to fast the adult fish on water change day. Babies always get fed at least 3 times a day.
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 07:17:00 PM »

We definitely needed a feeding rotation in our fish room and in our shops.By rotation, I mean at pretty near scheduled times during the day that included rotating the type of food. Mornings, juvies and grow out tanks got fine flaked. Afternoon they got live baby brine shrimp. Evenings, depending on type of fish, they would get micro worms or micro eels, while others got fortified fine flakes. Adults and other maturing fish got a different feed.

I never believed in fasting a fish for non-medical reasons.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2014, 07:11:02 AM »

Yeah ideally a fish should be fed small amounts multiple times a day..... Fasting isnt needed for most fish.

But most people are pretty busy so that's not always possible. Also fasting is great advice for beginners who tend to pop in more food then they need to  Smiley.
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