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Posted 25 June 2016 - 09:56 AM (#1) User is offline   Bmax 

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I'm running into an issue where I'm feeding my babies every other day and they still go past the prescribed 3 minute time period. I have heard that you can space feedings out to a couple a week but I'm too afraid to do that. So far I've been feeding them tilapia, cucumbers, the occasional round steak and some blue gill/largemouth bass or whatever seasonal freshwater catch I can bring in...any ideas?

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 04:18 PM (#2) User is offline   Ęgir 

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How big are the fish and what is your tank temp? Are they attacking and trying to eat one another?

The smaller they are and higher the temp, the more frequently they should be fed.
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Posted 25 June 2016 - 10:01 PM (#3) User is offline   Bmax 

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On average they're about 4.5 in. (11.43cm) to 6 in. (15.24cm), no ones attacking one another and I keep the tank between 79 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

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How big are the fish and what is your tank temp? Are they attacking and trying to eat one another?

The smaller they are and higher the temp, the more frequently they should be fed.


Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:14 PM (#4) User is offline   Ęgir 

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When you say going past 3 min... are you talking about them not eating the food, or them still wanting to eat if you keep putting in more food?
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Posted 26 June 2016 - 07:02 PM (#5) User is offline   Bmax 

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When I put food in, it takes longer than 3 minutes for them to eat it. I feed them a tilapia filet and they'll eat it all but it takes them more than 3 minutes to finish it. I've read that the rule of thumb should be 3 minutes for a feeding from start to finish. I'm not trying to overfeed them...they don't want more, it takes them a while and I'm thinking of scaling back a bit.

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When you say going past 3 min... are you talking about them not eating the food, or them still wanting to eat if you keep putting in more food?


Posted 26 June 2016 - 09:57 PM (#6) User is offline   Ęgir 

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As long as theres not food left over thats decaying, not an issue.

That rule is mostly to prevent people from leaving food in the tank... if it takes them 10 min, thats totally fine
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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:22 AM (#7) User is offline   Bmax 

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Any ideas for veggies? I think they're starting to get bored of cucumber slices.

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As long as theres not food left over thats decaying, not an issue.

That rule is mostly to prevent people from leaving food in the tank... if it takes them 10 min, thats totally fine


Posted 28 June 2016 - 01:12 PM (#8) User is offline   Ęgir 

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I would feed a good pellet, has everything you need in one easy to serve package... I use Hikari in the red bag, but there are other options.
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:08 AM (#9) User is offline   Bmax 

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Got a picture? I'll Google it also but any help is appreciated...thank you!

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I would feed a good pellet, has everything you need in one easy to serve package... I use Hikari in the red bag, but there are other options.


Posted 29 June 2016 - 01:16 PM (#10) User is offline   Ęgir 

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 10:16 AM (#11) User is offline   Bmax 

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I'll try these, thanks!

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