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It's been two and a half months since I stocked my tank. Some of the fish have grown noticeably, while others seem not to have grown at all. It's the same for all three species. The little ones seem healthy. They eat, they swim, they have good color, they behave normally... they just aren't growing! Is this normal? Is it a dominance thing? Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do (short of putting them in a separate tank) to help them grow? I only feed once a day, because I'm very afraid of overfeeding and causing bloat.
 

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It's normal, no worries and continue to feed once/day. BTW overfeeding does not cause bloat, but it is bad for other reasons.
 

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Feeding multiple times/day is not bad. It is also not necessary. People tend to feed less when they feed 1X daily, and feeding less is almost always better since people tend to feed too much.
 

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DJRansome said:
Feeding multiple times/day is not bad. It is also not necessary. People tend to feed less when they feed 1X daily, and feeding less is almost always better since people tend to feed too much.
My problem is I overfeed every time I feed, because I'm afraid the larger, more vigorous eaters are getting all the food while the smaller, more timid fish aren't getting any. So, to make sure everyone gets some, I overcompensate by putting a lot of food in the tank.
 

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Exactly. Better to overfeed 1X daily than multiple times.

I do use sinking pellets and spread them instantly across the entire length of the tank. The one-two-three gobblers cannot be everywhere at once. But still, feed less.
 
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