Advice column all about aquariums by J. Hotelling
Date: Mon 11 Sep 00
I HAVE 15 SMALL TROPICAL FISH IN A 10 GALLON TANK. hOW MUCH SHOULD AND HOW OFTEN DO I FEED THEM?
Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. I can, however,
guarantee that 15 fish (of any size or species) is too many for a 10-gallon
tank. I would suggest moving to a larger tank or perhaps purchasing another
small tank and splitting up your population. 15 fish will produce more
waste than a 10-gallon system and handle.
In regard to feeding, there are many choices. Without knowing what types
of fish you have, I cannot tell you what to feed them. I would only suggest
a base diet of Tropical Food. It has a good mix of different ingredients
suitable for a community tank. Feed in small amounts about twice a day.
Try not to overfeed, as this will disturb your already loaded system.
A note here for everyone. Watch your fish eat. When/if they have consumed
all the food in less than 3 minutes, you can give them a little more. You
do not want excess food in your system. It is detrimental to the health of
your fish and your system.
I hope this helps and wish you well.
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