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Hey everyone, just wanted to get some opinions here. How many times do you feed your cichlids a day? What do you think is optimal number of times to feed them a day?

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Easy answer: Depends on the type and quantity you feed. :D

Seriously, for me it's very variable, most of the time 1, sometimes 2. On rare occasions i may go up to 3 or even 4. They also regularly get nothing if I'm too busy. Depends really.

I think a good convention is that if they're not willing to eat 10x more when feeding time is over you're probably seriously overfeeding. :thumb: (and i actually mean that)
 

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One of the principles i'm trying to follow is that if I'm trying not to overfeed "in general", i think it's even more important not to overfeed on a single meal basis.
 

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It pretty much depends on the type of fish I guess, mine never eat for more than 10-20 seconds. One minute is a very long time for fast eating fish.
 

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Yes, ask not only how often but how long.
Twice a day for 60 sec. each would as much as another person's 8 times a day for 15 sec. each.
 
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