how often should fish be fed...

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    ZOOT098

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    and how much????

    right now i feed a mix of frozen mysis shrimp, emerald entre, and marine cuisine, with a dash of cyclopeze

    im feeding once a day the equivelent of about a quarter cube

    is this enough?????

    in the tank (all small)
    1 hippo tang
    1 dragon gobie
    1 lawnmower blennie
    1 false percula
    misc snails and hermits
    1 sally lightfoot (getting big)
     
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    feed them as much as they will eat in about five minutes, and i feed everyday some feed everyother day, its up to you
     
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    There is nothing wrong with skipping a feeding day --it will actually reduce nitrates a little. Occasionally you might feed them twice a day.
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    I feed every other day. Seems to work well, though I don't have many fish.
     
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    You could feed a little more than 1/4 cube for that many fish. I'd bump it up to 1/2 a cube. I have 30 fish in my tank, and feed them about 7 cubes a day.
     
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    I agree bump it up a little. Are you feeding the tang algae sheets or do you have enough algae in your tank?
     
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    I agree you should bump up the feeding, especially if your tang is large. I feed my fish twice daily, soemetimes 3 times if im not working. but thats because of the fish I have, then my 80 gallon only gets fed maybe every other day to every 3 days because I only have 2 small fish.
     
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    About once a day is the norm.I'll go a whole cube since there is a hippo in your tank.

    Personally,I feed 4-5 cubes,2-3 times a day for about 15 fishes.
     
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    if he is feeding marine cuisine and emerald entree i think if he just bumps up the feeding then he can get away with not needing to fed sheets to his hippo
     
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    I feed that to my tangs and I still give them algae sheets. They are pigs.
     
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    they are huge pics, never stop eating, but it wouldnt be necessary to fed the algae sheets but its doesnt hurt either
     
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