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The Celestial Pearl Danio Forum • View topic - How Often Do You Feed Your Fish?

How Often Do You Feed Your Fish?

Discussions about food, diet and nutrition for this fish.

How Often Do You Feed Your Fish?

Postby Jimbo » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:56 pm

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Postby atlantis_child » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:44 pm

My Corys: 3 Green Gold, 1 Bronze, 2 Albino, 1 Melanitius, 2 Metae, 1 Elegans, 1 Panda, 2 Peppered)
wow, 13...it's been a while since I counted them up... (And yes, they all have names ;) )
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Postby Moss Man » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:31 pm

With the majority of my fish I feed 2-3 times a day, offering a variety of foods for each meal. In the wild these fish will have food available throughout the day, perhaps constant. I find the 'little and often' approach is beneficial to most fishes long ter growth and caues less polution as there is a steady flow of organic waste, it has also been scientifically proved that it is advantageos for the majority of freshwater fish (predominantly smaller species) as their digestive systems have more time to produce their waste.

This is not true for a whole other range of fish including large, carnivorous fish which usually only get a few feeds a week (depending on this species) this has given them the adaption for their gut to digest large quantities of food with no harm. I feed my Mudskippers different live, frozen and dry foods every 3 days.

I would include the Celestial pearl Danio as a fish which sits in the 'little and often section' as it is most likely that this small species has food throughout the day.
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Postby atlantis_child » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:39 pm

Actually, since my last post I've come to the conclusion that twice a day is better. I've also started hatching brine shrimp. I'll give them when I have them in the morning of that day, and maybe more and some flake food in the evening.

The food I use, if just sprinkled on the top of the water tends to spread out and over time drop down. That's a good thing too.
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Postby L168 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:54 pm

I also tend to feed mine twice a day but only as much as they can eat in 2-3 minutes, i also have a day where i dont feed them usealy Sundays as i do my water changes on saturdays and dont like feeding them directly after a water change.

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Postby Moss Man » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:03 pm

Also remember that it is good to feed fry even more frequently than normal fish.
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