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i have only one red belly and i was wondering what are some different types of food i can feed it and how often?
 

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I'd rather live fish! Two of them daily!

Not so cheap but healthier!
 

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LOL...why did put how often to feed as a poll choice? You can feed mice, feeders, shrimp, worms, krill, beefheart, fish filets. These are just a few....theres many others
 

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the rb is 2 inches longi heard they can eat mice how big should he be to feed him a mouse
 

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I don't think a lone redbelly will ever eat a mouse, unless you raise him to be really agressive and nasty (which I doubt can be done intentionally).

I noticed that my reds usually do not start attacking and eating a large food item on their own: they all close in on it, and one after the other chases it for a while, trying to bite and injure it, so it gets weakened. And the frenzy needed to take down a larger prey only starts when the prey is wounded and weakened... My reds usually are pretty nervous hunters, and a slight movement from a feeder is often enough to drive them off for a while, although what they lack in pure bloodthirsty-ness, they compensate with perseverance (again, these are my observations!!!)

This is about feeders: I usually give them shrimp and smelt, offering small pieces at a time, to minimize the frenzy and the risk of them injuring each other (perhaps not as cool, but I don't want my reds to injure each other unnecessarily).
I feed mine once a day, usually between 9 and 10 pm. When they were still babies, I fed them 3 times a day, so they could grow fast, but I gradually reduced that when they grew larger.

Oh, and one more tip: next time you want to post a question, select the "New Topic"-button, instead of the "New Poll"-button
 

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I feed my pygos every other day, my rhom every 3 days and my little spilo every day. I dont think there is really a wrong answer to feeding frequency; they will eat if they are hungry.
 

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I feed once a day, but your water will need to be changed more often to keep the tank clean.
 

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I grab a handfull of feeders before I go to work, throw 'em in each tank, and clean up after what they dont finish when I get home.
 

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If you use small fish...it´ll be nothing to clean up!

I always have at least 20 little danios or plattys...

Daily, my P's eat 2 or 3 of them (each one)!
 
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