POLL: How often do you feed your fish and more?

How often do you feed your fish?

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revhtree

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Would like to get some new consensus from the Reef2Reef community about fish feeding!

Please vote and then answer the following questions:

1. How often do you feed?
2. What types of food do you feed?
3. How many fish do you have?

Ad then add anything else you would like to add!

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I feed once daily with mixed flakes, sinking pellets and dried mysis shrimp plus Frozen food 2-3x/week. I have Yellow Tang, Watchman Goby, Pajama and Banggai Cardinalfish, Firehawk, a pair of Clownfish and a Cleaner wrasse.

Thanks for the input!
 

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Feed twice a day, Am Pm
My own recipe of frozen along with
frozen mysis
Oyster feast
Roti feast
R.O.E.
vitimarn m
vitimarn c
amino acid
and a tiny bit of reef roids
I slack enough for 7 day and mix everything together in a 250ml beaker and feed a teaspoon at each feeding
edit forgot the live stock
sailfin tang
hippo tang
8 line wrasse
matted filefish
yellow striped maroon clown
sally lightfoot crab
2 conchs
1 halloween crab
cuc
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DracoKat

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Once daily, sometimes twice if I am home all day to spread it out.

Batch mixed in a squeeze bottle:
• Frozen Mysis
• Frozen Brine
• Frozen Bloodworm
• Frozen green mix (forget what it's called)
- I supplement with Vita-Chem and Oyster Feast

• LRS Reef Frenzy

• New Life Spectrum Pellets (larger and smaller)
• Omega-One with garlic to get the picky eaters to eat more

I change it up daily to keep things different for them.

Of course, dried seaweed (Red with garlic, and Green)

Fish Livestock:
Pair of clowns
Square Tail Bristletooth Tang
Magnificient Foxface
Flame Hawkfish
Red-Head Solon Wrasse
Leopard Wrasse
Yellow Coris Wrasse
Hoeven's Wrasse
(3) Zebra Dartfish
Starry Blenny

I am def maxed out now on fish so I don't feed too much.
 

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Feed 17 fish(mostly wrasses) 4+ times daily in an 80g. A rotating combination of LRS reef frenzy, Hikari mysis, Piscine mysis, San Francisco Bay Reef Plankton, San Francisco Fish Eggs, and a fresh seafood medley of my own concoction. It's probably the euquivilent of 3-5 cubes divided among the feedings.
 
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I feed at least twice a day (occasionally 3x). Usually it's LRS and or OVA and about 2x-3x (or maybe more) a mix of coral food and amino acids is added to it. I also use selcon quite frequently to add to the food.
 

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I feed before I leave for work in the morning, again when I get home, and a third time shortly before the lights go out at night. On weekends I feed up to 6 times 1-3 hours apart during the day. All my food is in the easy to use blister packs and mini ziplock. Then all of that is in a big ziplock bag in the freezer. I use a razor to cut cubes into quarters/halves. I used to thaw the frozen cubes in a glass of water and feed with pipet, but I only do that with corals now. Now I drop frozen quarters in. Makes for a slower feed and the fish have to work for it a little more :)

Frozen Mysis - Every feeding
Frozen Brine - Every feeding
Frozen Cyclo peeze - Once a day (cant find it anymore)
Rods Food origional - Once a day (replaced cyclo)

Vitachem - Once a week. 1 drop per gallon to display.
Selcon booster - I use this with new fish or sick fish that are not very hungry. Maybe once a month to heathy fish.
 

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I feed twice daily. I use a mix of frozen mysis, frozen brine shrimp with spirulina, mega angel mix, frozen mussels, frozen krill, some flake and freeze dried mysis.... mix it up differently each feeding but always with Selcon and of course not all listed Foods at each serving. Also they get a piece of Nori each day.... about a 2" x 3" piece. My stock list in my 135g w/ 40g sump is, one Yellow tang, one White tail bristle tooth tang, one Bellus angelfish, one Valentini puffer, two Ocellaris clowns, one Bengai cardinal, and two green cromis and a yellow tail damsel.
 

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Once to twice a day in my 45 jbj with wrasse dominated tank. Melanurus, mystery, yellow, possum, neon goby, yellow watchman and black ocellarus, 2 fire shrimp and a pistol shrimp.
Once a day in my 13.5 evo, blue spotted jawfish, possum wrasse, purple firefish and neon goby.
Both are fed random selections of all LRS food - fish frenzy, reef frenzy, and fertility frenzy.
 

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I feed 5 small cubes three times a day of my own recipe. Always with the pump of so the corals eat too.


my recipe
16 oz flat pack Hikari Myis shrimp
2 cans Can O' Cyclops
20 drop Aqua Forest Garlic Oil
30 drops Aqua Forest Fish Vitamin
6oz Reef nutrition Live Oyster Feast
50ml Red Sea Reef Energy A
50ml Red Sea Reef Energy B
Small tin of peas strained and smashed

I mix all this stuff up in a giant mixing bowl than used little sized ice cube trays it make a huge batch of frozen fozen food.

My Fish
  • 2 Clownfish
  • Halichoeres melanurus
  • Yellow Watachman Goby
  • Diamond Goby
  • 2x Swissguard Basslet
  • C. Cyanopleura - Darwin's
  • 3x Lyretail Anthias
  • Blotched Anthias
  • C. Aurantidorsalis
  • C Lineatus
  • C. Naokoae
  • C. Brunneus
 
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Once a day most days and sometimes 2x on Tuesdays since I'm off on Tuesdays :)

I feed every evening. One evening it's frozen mysis. The next evening it's frozen squid. Frozen brine the 3rd night then it's back to mysis and so on. I do feed red algae and green algae everyday so I guess I feed twice a day.:D

I have 6 fish:
3 vanderbilt chromis, 1 yellow assessor basslet, 1 one spot foxface rabbitfish, and 1 ocellaris clown that I've had for 16 years!

All frozen is Hikari and algae is Ocean Nutrition
 

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I feed once a day at a random time and if I'm off sometimes twice a day. I feed flakes or frozen depending on how lazy I feel. The tank is a 28 gallon cube with 4 fish.(clown, neon dotty back, 6 line wrasse, and lawnmower blenny )
 

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