How much to feed?!

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Hey all,

Really unsure as to whether I am feeding enough. I have my two clowns and recently got the ammonia/nitrate levels under control by lessening my feeding, but really don't know if I am feeding them enough now. I am feeding frozen mysis shrimp, I cut off a small slice of the cube and pop it in some tank water in a beaker before slowly feeding it to them.

Any thoughts?

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Reply #1

What else is in there?

Generally, you want the food gone within a couple of minutes.  If they're running out before then, another feed, or several small feeds, or one larger feed will be the way to go. 

Check their bellies.  They shouldn't look concave.  Also, they shouldn't really show bones, clowns will look a nice rounded torpedo shape.   

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Reply #2

@HK_Fuey I have the two clowns and a cleaner shrimp.  Sounds like I should be feeding more then.

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Reply #3

I would say feed them 2 slices a hour apart. Or a slice of mysis then a small pinch of flake later in the evening.


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Reply #4

@Asco1104 They seem to completely shun flake food, just spit it straight back out.  The only thing they consistently eat is Mysis, Omen(the male black/white clown) spits out brine shrimp.

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Reply #5

Stick to mysis for now then, they will eat anything eventually though.
My female waits and nicks clam from my copper band


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Reply #6

I'd agree. Add a little and see how it goes.

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Reply #7

Not a great picture but you can sort of see her spine?  Omen is much more rounded but he's a significantly smaller fish.

Have fed them more today and will continue to do so, see if she improves.

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