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Subject: Feeding

Date: Mon 11 Sep 00

Hello,

I HAVE 15 SMALL TROPICAL FISH IN A 10 GALLON TANK. hOW MUCH SHOULD AND HOW OFTEN DO I FEED THEM?

Donna,

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.

Aquariaman  

 

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