Yes. I have mollies that are the most gluttonous fish I have ever seen. I have taken to feeding them and then after they eat I feed granules that get down to the corys. I noticed that they were getting thin and at the beginning stages of not looking well. This is only an issue in the 150. But with the filtration (1,420 GPH) and proper maintenance it is not an issue.
I spent some time reading a bunch of threads on overfeeding on various forums I still can't say that I understand completely how to feed properly.
I mean, I have a some general ideas like not feeding so much that there's extra food left to pollute the tank. Feed enough that they finish it in 2-3 mins. If the fish start to look fat, Im overfeeding. Fasting them one day a week is often recommended.
I find it hard as often one fish is a pig while the others don't seem to get enough.
I also figure that I gave a little more leeway with fish that are still growing. I guess I have the general idea but I still think I overdo it. I guess I need to start schedule the fasting days to compensate.
I very much try to make a conscious effort not to overfeed any of my pets. Coming from a shelter and animal medicine background, excess weight in pets causes all sorts of completely avoidable health problems, no matter the species. Fatty liver is common in anything too heavy, and I read an article once by a veterinarian who saw it happening even in fish he necropsied.
Of course, I want to overfeed even though it doesn't feel like I am overdoing in the moment - plump pets seem healthier and happier, and who can say no to something begging for a treat? The fish by far have been the easiest keep track of thankfully!
Omg this was the first week ...I'm so ashamed..in my defense she came home a lil swollen due to tapeworm? What the hockey sticks? Who knows that..oh yeah normal people who research things before they dip off into where know numb nut has dipped before..I prefer to be called wingnut ty ! Lol shes doin waaay betta now lol
I over feed for sure .I change water a lot .
Like the guy who mows his lawn then turns on the sprinklers ?
Lets remember that overfeeding does not need to leave uneaten food laying around . All food eaten or not turns to waste ?
I am the guy who waters his lawn after he mows it .
I change water to clean it up and feed fish right after !
They always eat after clean water !
Trying to grow fry makes overfeeding easy but also makes water changes even more important IMO..