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fishkeeper225
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male puertorico us-florida
Does the rule of feeding all he can eat for two minute apply to an Oscar fish
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superlion
 
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The "two minute" rule is very vague and doesn't really account for different feeding rates, which vary greatly among species of fish. I've found a better (though still not perfect) rule of thumb is that a fish's stomach is about as big as its eye. So that's about the amount of food you want to feed.

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That rule is basically only a guide line to follow. Some fish will eat as much food as you put in front of them.

I have always worked that if there is any food left I have fed too much, which is practically impossible as I measure all the food not a pinch here and there.

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kinley
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When it comes to feeding the fishes, here also there are some rules to be followed. They are not like human beings, so we have to feed them at regular intervals and adequately. One caution is that they should never be overfed also. You may feel it funny when you know that there is a rule for feeding the Oscar fish in which we have to feed them for two minutes. And that is the amount required for it. Different fishes have their own peculiar feeding styles.
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