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Feeding Fish - How Many Times?

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MadMen | 14:32 Tue 14th May 2013 | Animals & Nature
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I'm feeding them fish flakes. Someone told me "a small pinch twice a day" but on the tub it says "several times a day".

I don't want to overfeed them, but I also don't want them to starve to death.

Can someone please tell me how many times I should be feeding them per day?

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Instructions on the tub are aimed at selling more tubs.
12:47 Thu 16th May 2013
Feed mine a tiny, tiny pinch twice a day.
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Brill. Yeah, that's what my Dad said, but I was just confused by what it says on the tub.

Thanks very much :-)
My 5 get a half teaspn once a day but sometimes I forget and they follow me around till I remember 3 days later, they're hardy ;)

Mine seem to recycle the feed as they've been with me for 5years. The more you feed the sooner you clean them. They nibble algae off tank and ornaments.
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Thanks Index :)

They seem to go mad when I drop the flakes in, in the morning. Like they're starving hungry!
They will go mad when they are hungry. I had one that almost jumped out of the tank when I entered the room if he was hungry.

They don't need much though.
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Ah, it sounds pretty normal then. Greedy little buggers!
I presume these are goldfish outside. The more times you can feed them with a very little pinch, the better for the fish. In the winter you can just about stop feeding depending on how cold it is.
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No. Indoor, in a bowl.

It's ok, I think I've got it now. Feeding them twice a day, smallish pinch of flakes. They seem happy enough.
I was told by the people in the pet shop a generous pinch once a day
Instructions on the tub are aimed at selling more tubs.
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Yeah, me too - but my Dad says twice a day and the fish food tub says 'several times a day'..???

Just throw a sausage in there once a week and don't worry about it too much as, lets face it, they'll probably be dead in a month or so and then you'll have the 'do I lie to my children and secretly replace the fish or is it an important introduction in to the realities of death' dilemma.
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Haha :) Best stick a Linda McCartney one in there, just in case I've got myself a couple of veggies. Don't wanna cause offence.

There will be no 'dilemma'. When budgie number one died, we just stuck it in a shoe box (a nice one) and put him under the swing ball. Now, when we play, we always spare a little thought for poor Ronnie...
''(a nice one)''

Well thank God for that.
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Lol. He deserved a good send off...

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