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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2014, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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what exactly is light feeding??

I am going to be using ATM colony today with 13 cardinal tetras and the bottle says to light feed. Since I have never kept fish I don't know what regular feeding is vs light feeling.

Keep in mind they are young tetras not very big.

Can someone help with defining what exactly is light feeding and regular feeding. Any guidelines?

I will be feeding them omega micro pellets
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I do not know what "ATM colony" is, but "light feeding" suggest two things to me: small doses, infrequently. Unless you have a large scavenger population to feed, you should always pour in small quantities of food that the fish clean up in just a minute or so with almost nothing reaching the bottom. Fry generally want this multiple times per day, but I have a tank that gets by on just two or three doses per week.

Overfeeding is a common source of problems for beginners, so keep those doses small. If the tank is newly set up (without much in the way of micro-critters) then feed fry 3 or 4 times per day.

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Light feeding is to not feed too much.

Feeding is really a judgment on your part. Just watch them and feed them a little and watch them and see how they eat. If they eat it all, feed a bit more. If a lot goes to the bottom, don't stress out, just don't feed so much next time.

A person must remember that in nature fish do not eat every day.

I also turn the filter off off during feeding.

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