how many times do fish eat in a day?

4 years ago #1
amor
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how many times should fish be feed in a day?

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4 years ago #2
G152
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Depending on the fish, feed them 2 to 3 times a day, give them what they averagly eat in about 3 to 5 minutes.

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4 years ago #3
Rohan
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If you have set up your tank recently then feed them once a day for 1 month and then two times a day.DO REMEMBER that feed the fishes as much as they can eat in a 2-3 minutes

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4 years ago #4
amor
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thank you for the replies..i just started my aqurium last month with 24 fishes@4pieces every species but unfortunately they all die after two weeks.this is my first time to put up an aquarium and have a pet fish...after the incident, i've researched and i've found this site.this site is interesting and a big help for beginners like me..for now i buy new one-i choose carp fish...they are four carp fish-as i observed they seem always hungry so i feed them 3 times a day(morning,afternoon,evening)and 10 to 50% water change every after they have eaten until the water is clear...i do this of my fear of losing them again...am i right? i want them all grow big.. i have also an albino hito-his so energetic and cannot stay in place(always running) last day it got skin rushes and turn to wounds-what's the reason for this?where in fact i didn't place any sharp material inside the aquarium, just the fishes and water filter(no plants,no accessories yet).

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4 years ago #5
Rohan
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Welcome to MAC

How big is your tank? Please give the dimensions. What fishes you kept that time?

DO NOT change the water every time you feed the fishes.Feed them less.

Yes they may seem hungry and may trick you too to feed more but DO REMEMBER that their stomach as of the size of their eye so excess feeding is very much harmful to the fish health and also to water quality.

Overfeeding leads to cloudy water so feed them less and perform 30% water change twice a week.

What are the fish size and what filter you use?

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4 years ago #6
amor
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I have a 10-gallon aquarium and I use a bio-foam filter..my first batch fish were:black moors,fantail golden fish,african tooth carp,white(albino)catfish,all plain black fishes,koi carp,and a janitor fish..only the janitor fish survive among the fishes mentioned...now my second batch are all koi carp fishes and one janitor fish..

what should be the right number of times of feeding a fish in a day and what time of the day-it should be morning,afternoon or evening?

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4 years ago #7
Rohan
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MY GOODNESS!! You had 24 fishes in just a 10gal tank???

Consider yourself living in a very small room with 23 other members.Would you be healthy and happy?

10gal is suitable for JUST ONLY ONE carp but still its advisable to keep a min of 15gal for one carp

Your tank has a severe overcrowding issue and its likely that the fishes will suffer some fatality in time ahead Sorry to say these

Also just one filter and that too a sponge for such a overstocked tank? I am not saying that these filters are bad but carps produces a lot of waste which the sponge filter will not be able to handle efficiently.

You need seriously thing abut the stocking level of your fish immediately

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4 years ago #8
Rohan
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The most vital question.. Did you cycled your tank ?

For more about cycling view this :
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle-for-beginners-358.html

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4 years ago #9
amor
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yes my main problem now is they produces a lot of waste from time to time that makes the water cloudy..That's why I keep changing water...I'm planning to buy an additional filter-a new type of filter not the existing one..thank you so much Rohan for your time and effort of answering my questions...well appreciated...i started reading articles on the internet about fish tank set-ups for beginners and this site also helps me lot...i have read already some blogs here including your blog...maybe i should buy addtional aquarium soon...ohh I'm so sorry for my fish-I'm the one who kills them all It's distressful..

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4 years ago #10
Rohan
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Don't be disheartened and blame yourself

everyone of us here made mistake like this or other when we started fish keeping.Its very natural.

Getting additional tanks and filter is a very good approach and that's a way to start a new beginning

This hobby is a learning process and next time you won't repeat the same am sure

Feel free to ask any more questions

best of luck for your fishes

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2 years ago #11
Daniel Antonio
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feed ur fish
1000x a day...

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2 years ago #12
GarryJ
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If you want to play mischief here, I would have picked a recent post, not one, 1 year old.

Whatever.

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2 years ago #13
lol funny
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I think twise one in the morning and one about 6 7 oclock!

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2 years ago #14
Rylan
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some body please help me i dont know how to feed, change water. my fishes are dying please help

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2 years ago #15
Leanne88
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Rylan this is an old post- please post a new question using the new question box..
Please include details of fish..tank size... Water test results..cycled.
Please post this in a new question..

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1 year ago #16
krizza mae estomago
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ooh ok that's good

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1 year ago #17
krizza mae estomago
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ooh ok that's good

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1 year ago #18
kiran kumar
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90cm lenght, 30cm width, 45 cm height

how many fish can be add in my aquarium and how much food?

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1 year ago #19
Leanne88
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This is an old post and u will get better response if u post a new question. On the right there is a box to post new questions.
If that is your tank pictured,then u are likely overstocked already.

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1 year ago #20
kiran kumar
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thank u so much.

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1 year ago #21
choi naing
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What time does the Fish eat?

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1 year ago #22
fishlover
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i am so sorry yor fish died i am still trying to convince my mom to let me have a fish we have a cat and a dog and my cat may eat my fish i am wanting a fish from walmart and i ahve had a hermitt crab and he has three fish bowls and unfortunitely he died so i have plenty of owls i want a rosy red but they have to have friends they are social fish and will die.i have ten dollars to buy anything with so if anyone can help me on any advise for my fish if they become mine i have heard that they are closing down the fish department and i wanna fish before that so yeah.

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1 year ago #23
Nazira03
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fishlover wrote:
i am so sorry yor fish died i am still trying to convince my mom to let me have a fish we have a cat and a dog and my cat may eat my fish i am wanting a fish from walmart and i ahve had a hermitt crab and he has three fish bowls and unfortunitely he died so i have plenty of owls i want a rosy red but they have to have friends they are social fish and will die.i have ten dollars to buy anything with so if anyone can help me on any advise for my fish if they become mine i have heard that they are closing down the fish department and i wanna fish before that so yeah.


Fishlover, this post is ancient, Please do not bring up old threads. If you have a question click on the "as a new question" button and post a new thread.
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8 months ago #24
MANOHAR
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your tank can accommodate about 10 to 12 fishes of 2 to 4 inch size .

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8 months ago #25
Carley
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That is incorrect. Please don't answer if you can't answer correctly, thanks.

Also please check the date before replying. Posting on old threads that don't need answers pushes new questions down and possibly out of sight.

carley
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