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Alright guys, I need advice on how to feed such a small fish!

So far I'm only feeding him the mini Hikari Pellets and the Spirulina Flakes, my question is: How often and what should I feed him??

So far it goes like this:

8am: 1 Hikari Pellet (it seems to fill him up and give his stomach a slight bulge

3pm: Small pinch of the flakes (not sure if its too much or if my bristlenose eats most of it)

10pm: 1 Hikari Pellet (same as 8am)

Is this an ok schedule guys?
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I don't even bother with pellets under 2" just flake a few times a day. Many small feelings rather than one or two large.


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yesimhere2 replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

I would agree, long as he is eating you are gold, rem you are talking about a little fish. just a couple of flakes going to fill him;. and better few times a day. hungry fish is a happy fish.
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bassetman wrote: I don't even bother with pellets under 2" just flake a few times a day. Many small feelings rather than one or two large.


The fish is about 1.25", and it does eat the pellets very well. I don't mean to sound argumentative here, but is there any reason why I shouldn't do it?

And if it is bad, when should I start? How often should I feed the flakes? If I do a flake every couple hours is that fine? ha
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yesimhere2 wrote: I would agree, long as he is eating you are gold, rem you are talking about a little fish. just a couple of flakes going to fill him;. and better few times a day. hungry fish is a happy fish.


Ha, he's actually eating extremely well for his size! He already knows where I drop food in the tank, and waits there when he sees me coming! I just love giving my fish awesome nutrition, because the benefits you reap are amazing! I just can't wait to spoil him with all the food ha.
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i am under the opinion that if the fishes tummy is bulging, he over fed. yes a small amount of flakes threw out the day better. perhaps one pellet. in the wild they do not get large meals threw out the day. better small meals through out the day, he will stay active, always be on the hunt and just pretty much being what he is in the wild.
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bassetman replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

No reason not to. You asked about feeding small fish , I told you how I do it.


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yesimhere2 wrote: i am under the opinion that if the fishes tummy is bulging, he over fed. yes a small amount of flakes threw out the day better. perhaps one pellet. in the wild they do not get large meals threw out the day. better small meals through out the day, he will stay active, always be on the hunt and just pretty much being what he is in the wild.


I see what you're saying! He does scavenge for food after I feed him his pellet, and always through out the day. But I'll definitely do a lot of small meals through out the day. Maybe only one pellet at night to hold him to the morning?
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sounds like a plan till big enough for the night time treat!
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bassetman wrote: No reason not to. You asked about feeding small fish , I told you how I do it.


Ah, I was expecting a reply as to why you don't bother with pellets under two inches but I didn't ask! I'll definitely take your advice and do lots of little flake feedings, and maybe one pellet feeding at night.
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