How long can fishes go without being fed?
Healthy adult fish can go for a week or two without feeding. However, young fish don’t have the fat stores of adult fish and they cannot go without eating very long. That doesn’t mean you should routinely skip feedings, but your fish can safely be left without food over a long holiday weekend.
How much should I feed my fishes?
As for how much food to feed, a good rule of thumb is to feed no more than the fish will consume completely in five to ten minutes. 3 When in doubt, underfeed! You can always give them another small feeding if necessary. However, if you overfeed, the uneaten food will produce wastes that can be harmful to the fish.
How often do you feed small fish?
Young, growing fish might need to eat three or more times per day. Regardless of the number of feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Most fish will do well with two meals a day. The timing is not critical, with the exception of nocturnal feeders.