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|Do juveniles eat more?|
Do babies/juveniles eat more than adults? My Rams have an insatiable appetite. Now they have me trained, they swim up towards the top of the tank and wiggle around by the glass when they're hungry.
Saint Paul, Minnesota USA 20g Freshwater Started June 10th 2008
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|Posted 06-Jan-2009 23:59|
ya, my oscar pulls that gig too. too bad if i fed him every ttime he did it which is when i walk by the glass(doesnt do it with any one else) it would be about a 1/4 container of stick pellets a day
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 00:06|
Yes. They eat more to grow more. I try to maintain a constant supply of zuchinni available for my bristlenose fry so they'll get to a bigger quicker.
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 00:33|
yes it is true they will eat more because they are growing, all im saying is if the tank is in a central room in the house(living room/den)or a room where you as the keeper is spending alot of time dont get in the habit of "feeling" like you "have" to feed him.just because he swim to the top of the tank doesnt mean the food is vital, it is probably more of a want versus a need.
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 02:08|
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 05:34|
well, just feed smaller meals but more often. i do that with my adult oscar now. instead of feeding one 8 stick pellet meal, i may feed 3 meals but do 4-5 sticks, so in the long run he is getting more but his body has time inbetween to take out the nutrrients so its not all passed on as waste, where the majority of one large meal would be.
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 06:14|
yeah thats what you want to do mate,its better to have smaller more frequent feeds,than 1 or 2 larger feeds,the fish just gorge themselves,and as you said,end up pooing the uneaten food out,thus polluting your water!
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 10:27|
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It's better to feed them small ammounts & often. When I have time, I feed my Corydoras fry up to 6 times a day, but you also need to do more water changes & I do a 10% water change daily.
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|Posted 07-Jan-2009 15:57|
ok thanks for clearing it up a bit.
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 20:10|
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