Feed fish first day in tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by MissCap, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. MissCapValued MemberMember

    I have a 10 gallon tank. I put in TSS in yeaterday along with 2 male guppies. They are swimming around great. Should I feed them today or should I skip today? Also, how many times a day should I fees my fish? I am embarrassed to say I have no clue. One? Thanks so much.
     
  2. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't feed them the first day. I'm not familiar with feeding routine of guppies but usually I fast any fish that I get from the store for one day at least because they've likely eaten at the store.
     
  3. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    If it were me, I would go ahead and feed them but just a very very tiny pinch. It may reduce the stress they may be feeling being in a new tank. And since you're cycling, I'd continue to feed lightly maybe once every other day so you don't overwhelm the bacteria you're trying to establish.
     
  4. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I would feed them today and every day. I don't fast fish. congrats on your new tank and fish. Alison:;hi1
     
  5. MissCapValued MemberMember

    Thanks everyone!!
     
  6. peregrineValued MemberMember

    I fed mine the first day. But I also got mine right when they opened and asked if they had fed them or not and they hadn't. I know fish can go for a while without feeding, buuuutttt my 3 year old really wanted to feed her fish for the first time...
     
  7. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    I would have given in to my daughter when she was 3, too, if only to prepare for when she took complete control at 14:).
    Best to you both, rick
     
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