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Late feeding (was Re: Time limitations Re: 0.5 cents from a newbie)
Drummond Howard wrote:
> I have to agree with that one. My tank lights are all on timers which turn
> off at 10pm. There are many nights I don't get home before the lights go
> off which ususlly means the fish don't get fed. Hungry fish don't produce a
> lot of eggs or they may eat them. The biggest difference I've seen in egg
> production seems to be controlled by water quality. I see an increase in
> eggs after I change the water. I am changing jobs so hopefully I will have
> more time to do more water changes
You might want to switch to morning feedings. Some fish, like catfish,
prefer to start feeding about dusk and eat all during the night.
Killies, OTOH, often become almost comatose when the lights go out, and the
digestive process nearly stops. It's probably not too good for them to spend
the night with a gut full of fermenting food. I try to limit late feeding,
particularly in that last hour before the timers kick off, for that reason.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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