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    How many times a day do you Feed your Discus? I have bin keeping Discus for 18 Months now and after a conversation with some other fish keepers I am starting to second guess myself. SO in an effore to get a feel for what other Discus People do - How many times a day do you feed your one to two year old Discus? Thanks in advance and sorry for asking such a basic question.

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    for larger discus 2x a day. younger discus 4x-6x day
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    Adults twice a day with no food at all on Saturdays.

    6 mth old's get fed 3 times at least.
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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    5 x a day until they are 9 months old or so, then I cut back to 2 x a day... remember the heavier you feed the more water you should be changing

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    6x a day till 10 months old, then 3x a day.

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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    Juives/sub-adults = 6-8
    Adults = 2
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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    How about for a breeding pair? Or is it more about what you feed them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivasama View Post
    How about for a breeding pair? Or is it more about what you feed them?

    Generally twice a day. In my 20s, I feed the pairs once and it's definitely what you feed.
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    6 to 8 X until a year and 3 to 4 after that and twice for breeding :
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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    full grown fish once a day is more than enough

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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    Good question. I'm also interested in what other people do. Seems to be pretty similar.

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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    twice to three times a day, depending on my schedule.
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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    Quote Originally Posted by jball1125 View Post
    5 x a day until they are 9 months old or so, then I cut back to 2 x a day... remember the heavier you feed the more water you should be changing
    I am feeding mine 5x a day and was only doing a WC every other day. I am still feeding them 5x a day but now doing a WC every day and I can already tell a difference in how hungry they are and how they look. So I really agree with this the more you feed the more water you should change.

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    5x day and WC 40% (140lt) every other day , 100% RO

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    Default Re: How many times a day do you Feed?

    I think it is a great question. I was just about to ask the same thing but did a bit of searching first. I waaaaaaaaaaaaaay over feed my fellas then up to 5 times a day. No wonder one has a fat belly like homer simpson.

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