How many times a day should I feed my fish?

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Ryan.O.

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Hey everyone,
I was just wondering how many x a day I should feed my fish. I usually feed them flake food 3x a day (morning, afternoon and night). 3x a week I feed them frozen bloodworms. They seem to eat all the food but sometimes not all the fish eat the food and just ignore it. My 2 Angelfish always seem to want food cause every time I put my hand near the tank they swim up to it like theyre hungry.
 

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Hi Ryan,

You have been feeding the fishes thrice a day.. I feel that you continue doing so. But make sure you always feed them what they can eat in a few minutes, so that no food is uneaten in the tank (Uneaten food add upto the amount of ammonia released into the water). Someone plz correct if i'm wrong.
 

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Different people have different feeding regimens: some will feed the fish only once a day (or even once a few days), while others will feed a couple of times a day. From what I've read, in nature fish feed all day but very small amounts (especially the small tropical fishes); they sort of "graze" all day. So perhaps the best way to feed is to imitate their natural feeding habits by feeding them, say, 3 times a day but very small amounts. This is how I feed: very small amounts 3 times a day, and often only 2 times a day. I make sure no food falls to the bottom, and if it does I try to remove it the next day if it's still uneaten by then. But I hardly ever get any leftover food rotting on the bottom.

The above goes mostly for small to medium sized tropical fish. I think it's a different matter when you feed fish as big as Jack Dempseys or Oscars, or Plecos. You'd have to ask about feeding such fish someome who has them.
 
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Thanks guys thats good advice. if any food falls to the bottom them my Yabby will usually eat all that food.
 

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Make sure the yabby gets enough to eat too

Maybe drop a wafer in every couple of days, ive heard of yabbys to grow upto 7 inches 

Plus feeding fish 3 times a day is the best way to do it, but only really small pinches mornin noon an night
 

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I feed my tanks 3 times a day and that seems to work the best for me. No food goes to the bottom and all the fish seem to get enough to eat.
 
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Yea the Yabby gets enough food to eat. and Yabbies do get really big. ive seen 1 over 20 cm(i think thats like 8 inches or something).
 
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