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

How often do you feed your fish?

  • 1 Time daily

    Votes: 289 45.4%
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    Votes: 221 34.7%
  • 3 Times daily

    Votes: 73 11.5%
  • 4 or more times daily

    Votes: 39 6.1%
  • Other; Please explain in a post

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xraymatt

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Since I just found this site, I'll add my mix.
I have to say that I love learning what everyone feeds their tank, and it's given me some good ideas. I have a wide variety of fish in my tank and some require (demand) certain foods. I leave for work way before the lights come on, so I don't feed in the mornings (weekends are different). I feed smaller portions a couple times in the evening. Usually a mix of Omega One flakes, New Life Spectrum pellets (PBT loves this!), HPD from American Reef (highly recommended), and nori strips on a clip.
Hold on to your socks, here comes the stock list:
Main tank- 220gal:
4 yellow tangs
2 blue tangs
powder blue tang
sailfin tang
emperor red snapper
foxface
orange spotted rabbit fish
copperband butterfly
6 line wrasse
purple psuedochromis
coral hogfish
assorted damsels
7 green chromis

60 gallon frag tank:
assorted damsels
2 tomato clowns
copperband butterfly
ring tail tang
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Denisk

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Reefer 350

1. A pinch of flake in the morning and a tiny bit of Nori in the evening.

2. Reef flakes, diy frozen, and Nori

3. 10 fish

Keeps my No3 and 5ppm or so and my po4 around .03. To much feeding and my po4 goes crazy. This way I don’t have to use any additional bio pellets, gfo, and etc. I keep it simple.
 

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I feed once at night flake and pellets then twice a week I feed frozen mysis and brine , 2 clowns 1 firefish 3 blue/green chromis
 

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Stocking:
- Clownfish
- Yellow Goby
- Lawnmower blenny
- Royal Gramma
- Black red spot damsel

About 4x a week, sometimes more, I try not to keep it on a schedule, I feel like naturally it would be a bit less predictable than a certain time every day like clockwork. Non of them have any eating problems (except the blenny, he obese and I'm not sure what he is eating to get so fat) and are well built and healthy. I like to feed the corals and fish at the same time so that they don't try to compete too much. They all have access to a healthy pod population too, so while I doubt the clown is affected by this the other fish probably catch a few in the night.
 

Reeferdude1888

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I feed twice a day frozen brine shrimp and nori occasionaly some pellet and this is 5 days out of the week the other 2 I let them graze from the rocks in the DT.
 

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I feed 3-4x a day in my 40g,

2-3x a day on the auto feeder dropping in a small amount of pellets. Usually it’s 2x a day though, I will push the button and give it an extra spin sometimes.

Then the main feeding - 1 cube marine cuisine, 1 cube pe mysis, 1 little spoon of reef chili, 1 little spoon of benereef, 1 little spoon of brightwell reef blizzard. 2ml of brightwell amino, 1ml each of Red Sea abcd (not technically food) and a small amount of nori is in the tank 24/7

12 fish - 2 clown, 6 chromis, green clown goby, watchman goby, starry blenny, tiny yellow tang.

Heavy feeding but I change my filter sock and floss 2x a week
 

LegendaryCG

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I rotate daily with a cube of PE mysis and San Fransisco bay frozen emerald entree. Every couple days I toss a sheet of red nori in the holder too.

Frostbite clown
Snowflake clown
Scopas Tang
Lawnmower blenny
Firefish
Flameback Angel
Fairy Wrasse
Royal Gramma
yellow clown goby
2 coral croucher scorpionfish
2 mollies

I also have a pretty sizable clean up crew.
 

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I feed mine twice a day. Mornings they get frozen mysis, and evenings they get flakes and pellets. Once or twice a week they'll get a large shrimp (like the kind from ShopRite you would eat with cocktail sauce) that they pick at throughout the day or seaweed.

In my 75 gallon, I have...
Two clown fish
Two firefish
Melanarus wrasse
Flame angelfish
Green Mandarin
Yellow Tang
Valentini puffer
Damsel

In my 30 gallon, I have...
Two cardinal fish
Hawaiian firefish
 

Do you prefer rubble rock, larger rocks or no rock in your sump and why?

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