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  1. So, recently I was evaluating my fish and their growth rates. I don't necessarily want large fish for the heck of it, but I want to see growth for the peace of mind that my fish are happy and healthy. I got 2 baby ranchu's a year ago - Otis and Milo. Otis has tripled in size and I'm happy with his growth. But Milo is still about half the size of Otis. I decided to try to increase protein in their feeding to see if Milo might grow more (because maybe it's not the food, maybe he's just a peanut). My old feeding schedule: NLS pellets once a day, Soilent Green once a day, and bloodworms whenever I remembered (probably once every 2-3 weeks). My new feeding schedule: Started last week - Bloodworms in the morning, Soilent Green at night, and NLS pellets a few times a week at midday. My question is -- does timing matter at all when feeding protein vs. plant based food? I decided to feed bloodworms in the morning, bc it makes sense to me that it would give them energy throughout the day. And I decided to feed Soilent Green at night bc of the plant content (I know it has protein too, but plant matter is the first ingredient) will help them digest and keep things moving through their bellies at night. I thought maybe bloodworms at night could block them up somehow? It's just my own "common sense" thinking here. Does anyone know when the best time of day is to feed protein? And when is the best time to feed plant based foods to aid in digestion? I know it's a pretty trivial question, but I figured I'd ask anyways
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