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I would be interested in hearing what some of you petro keepers are feeding your petro groups - type of food, quantity and times per day. I keep several groups and am always wondering whether or not I am feeding enough. One of the reasons for this is I don't seem to be getting any females conditioned with my regimen - acknowledging that there are other parameters involved in this. But my questions relate to feeding regimens. Currently I feed all of my petro groups flake (HBH graze /Omega One mix) as well as Dainichi Veggie Deluxe 3mm pellets. For example, on a tank of about 20 5-6" fish they get fed 2x day with about 3-4 pellets per fish/per feeding followed by about a 45 second flake feeding. I guess this stems from the old rule of underfeed versus overfeed. I have been doing this for several years and the fish seem to be doing well but no conditioned females. What are you feeding / how much / how often and for how long have you been following this regimen. I wonder if I should be upping my feed amount to get females into condition? Anyone using algae wafers - like the Hikari algae wafer? I recently read on a european forum where a keeper was feeding european shrimpmix and wafers - I am assuming pellets or algae wafers. I was surpised that he was feeding a group of about 25 fish ( what seems like 6-8" fish) 300 grams of shrimpmix and 2 handfuls of wafers per day split into 4 feedings. For those of you not up on the metric conversion, the 300 grams is about 10 ounces!! of shrimpmix - 12 ounces is 3/4 of a pound. That's a lot of feed plus the wafers. Look forward to reading about your feeding regimens.