Are fish always hungry?

christy2828(8a)September 3, 2007

This sounds like a stupid question, but my fish always seem hungry! I feed them once a day, the amount recommended on the container. They eat it in about 2 - 3 minutes. Yet, everytime I walk by the tank they swim up and seem to be begging for food. Does this mean that I am not feeding them enough, or frequently enough? Or is this just what fish do? Thanks :) Christy

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Hi Christy,
It's funny, but mine do the same. Even if I just want to look at them, they swim to the top thinking its eating time again!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 8:23PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

That's what fish do . They quickly learn where the food comes from. lol You can feed 2-3 times a day in small amounts if you like but don't overfeed. You'll note that they lose interest almost as quickly as they feed.
As long as they're eating it all it's not too much. gary

    Bookmark   September 4, 2007 at 6:33AM
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Think of them as trained teenage boys!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2007 at 5:02PM
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they always think they are hungry , its your job to not overfeed them, as tempting as it is.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2007 at 2:17PM
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Yes, they all act like they haven't been fed in over a week! They all do that! Mine would feel my step vibrations and come to the glass even when I don't stop to look at them.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 5:28PM
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triple_b(BC 5b)

a resounding YES!!!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 2:32PM
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Okay that's good because I thought that I was kind of like abusing my fish because they spend 90% of the time when they're awake at the top waiting for food! I feel bad.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 7:56PM
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