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Old 10-21-2008, 04:07 AM
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Recently i just got two new gold gouramis. There great fish and they interact very well with my tetra's and my rainbow shark. However, they always seem to be hungry. Are they the type of fish that will just continue to eat, or am i underfeeding them? I usually feed them once in the morning and once in the evening.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: Over Feeding?

Most fish are always looking hungry...in fact, I'll go as far as to say, that's how they should look. I feed my fish once daily...
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Over Feeding?

Fish are always hungry. It is a natural instinct to eat as much as possible whenever food is available. This works out in the wild, but in the controlled environment of a fish tank, over-feeding often leads to problems down the road. Feeding too much will create added pollution, which means more nitrites/nitrates/phosphates in your water, which can lead to unsightly algae blooms and sickly fish.
Stick to feeding them once or twice a day, and only as much as they can consume in a few minutes.
 


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