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How Much/often To Feed Guppies?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Tropical_Fish, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Tropical_Fish

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    I've read conflicting info on how much to feed guppies.

    I've got 5 guppies and have been told to make sure I don't overfeed them as most people do.

    They seem to be constantly searching for food - so far I've been feeding once in the morning and once at night, but only a very small amount. On each feed I give them one flake crushed and sprinkled around the tank to make sure they all get some.

    I've also substituted one of the feeds for bloodworm (quarter of a cube) - Even a 1/4 of a cube seemed like quite a lot for the 5 guppies but they ate every bit.


    One of the guppies (my orange one) seemed unable to eat the bloodworm and spat it out each time he got one - he eats plenty of the flake food though.

    So is two flakes of food a day enough for 5 guppies - or should I be feeding more?
     
  2. Duck and Dive

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    You should be feeding more than that! Feed as much as they would eat in a few minutes, or 1 flake for each guppy.
     
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    guppys are diffrent the most fish they are very greedy lol and want the food,so give them a good meal,and they will still look hungry bye swimming up and down the sides,lol its funny
     
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    Still make sure they are not overfed as it can lead to health problems.
     
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    yes you gotta find the right balanced diet,thats no laughing matter
     
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    Exactly :good: Feed frozen or live food once a week as well, guppies need a high vegetable diet, finely chopped spinach is good for guppies as well as vegetable food such as tetra pro vegetable.
     

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