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Not sure about topic

Postby Brian2020 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:47 am

Asking a feeding question? I am starting off with juveniles around 1-1/2 and I am running my canisters at full power ( opened all the way) and there seems to be a strong current which I like . When it comes to feeding time should I turn them down for the fish can feed ?
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Re: Not sure about topic

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:55 am

It may depend on the species, but I do not turn off my canisters and I have 10X GPH. You probably don't want more than that for other reasons.

My Malawi swarm the surface and grab the sinking pellets before they can hit the substrate.

My Tanganyikans wait for the sinking pellets to come to them at least partway down the water column. I purposely drop their food under the canister flow to sort of drive it to them.

If the fish are not grabbing the food before it hits the substrate or within 60 seconds thereafter, you may be feeding too much.
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Re: Not sure about topic

Postby Brian2020 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:32 pm

Thank you very much
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