Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Sudden Death By Gluttony
Those of us who overfeed our fish ( I think it is most of us) with dry foods will get a few sudden deaths by gluttony, especially in well stocked community tanks. Dry foods eaten fast, when too much, becomes gross excess after it starts puffing up on absorption of water. It’s been an experience of mine, especially during the time I away from town and dry-food was the staple for the fish.
Now I no longer feed dry food. Even freeze dried foods, are soaked in luke-warm water before being introduced into a community aquarium. With cichlid tanks I don’t worry, but the barb/rainbow/tetra communities have such a disparity in feeding habits, I dare not introduce dry foods.
I would like to know the experiences and feeding strategies used by other aquarist in like conditions.
If you have a choice, you have a problem, till you elect your choice. No choice, no problem, only consequences, learn to live with them.