How much to feed neon tetras?

Discussion in 'Neon Tetra' started by beautyfish, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. beautyfish

    beautyfishNew MemberMember

    I realize its easy to find this on the internet, but everyone seems to have a different amount. Just wondering what you think :;dk

    Luv ya,

    BeautyFish :;hug2
  2. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Beautyfish,

    Just a pinch or two should do for the neons. Don't put more in the tank than they can eat in just a minute or two. Keep in mind that most aquarium fishes stomachs are only the size of 1 of their eyes. A little in the morning and a little a night. Some people feed their fish 3 times, 2 times, I only feed my fish 1 time a day. (Wriggley my Betta gets 2 meals a day).

    Best wishes,
  3. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Agreed with Ken. A pinch should do. They may seem hungry sometimes when it's feeding time but that's how fish are. :) They're greedy! I feed my fish once a day too.
  4. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    Ditto! :;bananahey
  5. Tigerfishy

    TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    I do exactly the same, they're part of a community, so I put a pinch in and what they gets, they gets!! They've alwasy done very well even at feeding times alongside the pesky danios!

    My bettas get 2 meals a day, community gets 1.
  6. OP

    beautyfishNew MemberMember

    Thanks you guys! (didnt know how to quote): Keep in mind that most aquarium fishes stomachs are only the size of 1 of their eyes. That sounds good.
  7. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    If you see trails of poop attached to your fish as it glides through the tank, you'll know you're feeding too much. Another good rule of thumb. And one I constantly have to remind my husband of. :rolleyes:
  8. hyun007

    hyun007Valued MemberMember

    Yes, just a pinch.
    Neon Tetra do not eat alot.
    My danio and barbs are the hungry hippos in the tank.