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    My adult fish get a day off a week from feeding to purge their digestive system , does this apply to juveniles also?
    180gal All-Male: A. Gertrudae, A. Lundu, A. Lwanda, A. Maylandi, A. Jacobfreibergi Mamela, A. Rubescens, A. Ngara, A. Maisoni, A. Blue Neon "Undu Reef", Proto. Steveni Taiwan Reef, A. Benga, Mylochromis Ericotaenia, Placid. Phenochilus Tanzania, Otopharynx Lithobates, Proto. Steveni Imperial, Protomelas Johnstoni, Rhampochromis Longiceps, L. Caeruleus, Paretroplus Maculatus
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    I don't
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    I don't fast any of my fish, but especially not juveniles under 1.5".
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    +1 on everything Why said i use too fast but now i feed once a day and they seem to be happy so bottom line do what works for you (if it ain't broke don't try to fix it)
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    I have been fasting my fish once a week for the past couple years so getting to feed another day each week works for me. I guess it's a "to each his own" type thing on feeding but ,obviously, opting to feed everyday is more fun. Thanks for the input.
    180gal All-Male: A. Gertrudae, A. Lundu, A. Lwanda, A. Maylandi, A. Jacobfreibergi Mamela, A. Rubescens, A. Ngara, A. Maisoni, A. Blue Neon "Undu Reef", Proto. Steveni Taiwan Reef, A. Benga, Mylochromis Ericotaenia, Placid. Phenochilus Tanzania, Otopharynx Lithobates, Proto. Steveni Imperial, Protomelas Johnstoni, Rhampochromis Longiceps, L. Caeruleus, Paretroplus Maculatus
    75gal: Cyno Afra "Jalo Reef", Ps. Williamsi North
    40B: Metriaclima Elongatus Usisya Mara Rocks

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    UGH don't fast a baby but 2 each his own. One day isn't going to kill any fish tho, Rusty Nut went weeks at a time not feeding his fish when he was going back and forth from New York a few months back, actually he came home to buffalohead babies so that has to prove something. Jules
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    I have my all my fish at my office. I'm the boss so its ok. So they do not eat all weekend. However, I just moved so they will be back with me soon enough. NormallyI would not fast fry or juvies.

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    Just to clarify, juvenile mbuna were not fasted, just my adult peacocks and haps. As usual guys and gals, thanks.
    180gal All-Male: A. Gertrudae, A. Lundu, A. Lwanda, A. Maylandi, A. Jacobfreibergi Mamela, A. Rubescens, A. Ngara, A. Maisoni, A. Blue Neon "Undu Reef", Proto. Steveni Taiwan Reef, A. Benga, Mylochromis Ericotaenia, Placid. Phenochilus Tanzania, Otopharynx Lithobates, Proto. Steveni Imperial, Protomelas Johnstoni, Rhampochromis Longiceps, L. Caeruleus, Paretroplus Maculatus
    75gal: Cyno Afra "Jalo Reef", Ps. Williamsi North
    40B: Metriaclima Elongatus Usisya Mara Rocks

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    just some other info from my lfs he only feeds his fish once a week which i think is wrong (fish all types of tropicals ) (cruel i think) (works for him)
    Kenyi
    Red Zebras
    Bushy Nose
    55 gal

    Kenyi Fry
    Red Zebra Fry
    20 gal hospital tank /fry

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