Feeding routine

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How often does everyone feed? I no longer have a bunch of small guys, but they are all still growing. I have Sunfish, a yellow perch and a bullhead probably all between 4”-7”. I want to maintain optimum growth without over polluting the tank. Do you’ll recommend once daily? Twice daily? Intentionally skipping a day? If you skip a day is there any increase in pestering each other? Also, does anyone think that the cooler temps for temperate fish leads to any slower of a metabolism than tropicals.?
 

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everyone does it differently. I feed once a day and randomly skip a day to keep them from getting fat. it usually doesn't seem to increase any aggression but with a catfish you never know when it will eat a tank mate. cooler water is usually associated with slower growth.
 

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I feed twice a day, skipping Sunday's. I have just two fish now but both are young/still growing.
 
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everyone does it differently. I feed once a day and randomly skip a day to keep them from getting fat. it usually doesn't seem to increase any aggression but with a catfish you never know when it will eat a tank mate. cooler water is usually associated with slower growth.
I do the same except sometimes skip 2 days
 
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I feed frozen once a day. Occasionally I’ll also do a dry feeding in the morning for the fish that will take flake and pellets.
 

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I feed large fish every other day but feed small to medium once a day.
 
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I feed my reef tank every day, about a half cube of frozen food and a pinch of crushed up pellets for the corals. I would say small feedings of pellets and frozen food once or twice a day would be the way I WOULD DO IT but like others said, you could do it once every other day or so, I just have found feeding once or twice a day to be effective.
 

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It depends. My bigger cichlids I feed 4-5 times a week. Lurker puffers 1-2 times a week.

If I had your stock I'd feed 5 times a week moderately. Just enough that feeding aggression declines slightly
 
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