My fish will only eat when I feed them

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My pair of electric blue acara seem to not eat when I’m not there , this sound strange I know but does anybody else have this problem because it is a problem for me as I stress about being away for more than a few days , they normally get fed first thing 6am before I work and around 6pm when lights go off and they are always first to the surface ready to eat I only look through the glass and they will dart to the top for food they are great love them , but when my partner or children feed the fish they don’t even realise they are being fed , is this normal as nothing else in there cares where the food comes from
 

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It is normal for fish to prefer to eat in the dark. For example, my Pleco likes eating in the dark. It makes them feel more secure.
 

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Fish will come to recognize where their food comes from. Maybe they haven't quite figured out that food can come from many sources.
 

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Fish are opportunistic eaters, meaning they eat when the opportunity presents itself. They can go days to a week or 2 without food so i wouldnt worry too much about them starving if you are feeding twice daily.
 
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It is normal for fish to prefer to eat in the dark. For example, my Pleco likes eating in the dark. It makes them feel more secure.
Yeah same as my pleco I know if he is looking for food with lights on something has ate his pellet but he’s nice to look at so I leave him till his next feed
 

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