How often do you feed your fish?

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How often do you feed your fish?

  1. More than once a Day

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    9.4%
  2. 7 Days out of the week

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    25.0%
  3. 6 Days out of the week

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  4. 5 Days out of the week

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    9.4%
  5. 4 Days out of the week

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    9.4%
  6. 3 Days out of the week

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    15.6%
  7. 2 Days out of the week

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    18.8%
  8. 1 Day out of the week

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    3.1%
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    Jenna09

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    I feed my fish 1-2 times a week. I believe that because my tank is so old that there is enough food in there for them to eat and my fish are healthy looking; not too skinny and not too fat.

    I was looking at my LFS's display tank and all of their fish look obese to me and I think that is because they feed them way way too much.

    Jenna
     
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    Smitty

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    I also feed 1-2 times a week.
     
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    rwynn Big Daddy

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    6 days a week here, newer tank with less natural food established. My feeling is that if they are not hungry the fish will not eat. Plus, my corals really enjoy the heavy feedings.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    That's not really true. Fish will tend to eat and eat and eat until they get sick! Food is so scarce in their natural environments, that when they have an unlimited amount (given by humans) they kinda go crazy and gorge ;) Like my cats that used to be strays, LOL. :lol:
     
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    Melosu58

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    I feed every other day. Seems to be a good regimen for keeping the fish healty and keeping excessive nutrients down.
     
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    When I was talking to my LFS about how often I feed they said I am starving my fish. You can take one look at my fish and see that they are in no way starving and a healthy size.

    I also think that fish will continue to eat until they are sick and I have witnessed this first hand. I once dumped way way too much food when I used to feed my tank everyday and my clownfish Robert (rip) ate until his stomach looked like it was going to explode and for about 30 mins after stuffing himself to the brim he kept burping out pieces of food. He became obese along with all of my other fish and I cut back their feedings to 1-2 times a week and before he passed at over 8 years old he and all of my other fish were in perfect health/size.

    Jenna
     
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    1-2 days a week. The only one that is super fat is the lawnmower blenny. But hes got tons of food to eat :)
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I couldnt pick one on your poll.
    I generally feed my fish once a month,sometimes twice a month.
     
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    cthegame

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    x2 per week for me (sometimes x3)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Same thing here. Maybe every other day or so if you count when I target feed my sun corals and the fish get to eat the scraps that drift off of the coral.
     
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    yote: I also have dropped my feeding down to once or twice a month and my fish have remained in the same healthy state. I have been doing the 1-2 times a week lately because I have so many hermit crabs and I dont want them to start picking at things.

    And when I do feedings it is usually minimal and like 1/3 of a cube.

    Jenna
     
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    VAreef

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    I was feeding my fish every other day but started losing crabs. Now that I feed em everyday I have yet to lose a crab. In a few months I will cut feedings back to every other day again.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    once a week
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Right now, I feed once a day, mainly because my tank's still new...but I've skipped a day here and there with no ill effects.
     
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    Bluespace

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    New tank as well. I feed twice a day 4 times a week. Very small portions when I do feed, fish seem healthy.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    Every other day
     
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    sen5241b

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    Humans do the same thing.

    post 2K!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    :bounce:Congrats on the milestone, SEN!!! :bounce:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yep, it's commonly referred to as "death camp syndrome" :shock:
     
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    Congratulations Sen!!!
     
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