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Old 08-13-2014, 07:06 AM   #1 
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Question about feeding...

I'm wondering if I'm feeding correctly. I don't want to over feed the four seprae tetras in my tank and I don't want to starve them either. So how much should I be feeding them?

I have been doing a small pinch twice a day and they act like they are starving when I do put it in the tank.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:36 AM   #2 
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I have tetras too. I find it works best if you take a few flakes and crumple them over the tank, so there's food but of they eat most of it they won't get overfed.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:15 AM   #3 
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That's how I have been doing it. So, I guess I've been doing it correctly.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:20 AM   #4 
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Fish will always act like they are starved. Fish are opportunistic feeders; they don't know that they're guaranteed a meal every day or so. When they find a meal in the wild, they will generally guard it and eat is as fast as a they can and all of it too regardless of the size of whatever it is because they don't know the next time they'll be able to find food. They still do this in captivity because obviously, they don't know that they'll get food daily. So yes it is normal for them to act like they are starved but they really aren't.

They should be able to eat all the food within 30 seconds to a minute roughly and that should satisfy them all day :)
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:32 AM   #5 
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Alright then I am feeding correctly. Within 30-60 seconds the food is completely gone. Thanks for your quick response.
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