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Feeding schedule and food

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Thinking of this feeding schedule and food for 3.5 to 4.5 inch Ranchus for healthy diet and prevent swim bladder or floaty.

 

NLS Thera A 1mm , NLS Algaemax , NLS AlageGel , Hikari Purple and Frozen Bloodworms

 

Feeding schedule:

 

8 AM  NLS Algaemax  pellets

1 PM  NLS Thera A 1mm pellets or Hikari Purple

7 PM  NLS AlgaeGel  or Thera A or Frozen Bloodworms

 

What do you think of this schedule?  Too much feeding should I change it to 2 times daily?

 

Don't have Ranchus yet I am in plannnig stage.   I will have enough filtration to handle bioload. 

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Sounds fine to me.

Several smaller meals are better than one or two big ones, so three sounds about right if it works with your day-to-day schedule.

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Forgot to add that when it's fall/winter you'll want to feed less than during spring/summer, unless you have a temperature controlled home with heating and AC that keep the temperature stable year-round.

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Indoor temperature controlled low in winter maybe down to 60 degrees. 

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I would put the gel or the bloodworms between the two pellet meals or do this (which is what I do):

 

Pellets (alternating)

Algae Gel

Frozen BW

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I would put the gel or the bloodworms between the two pellet meals or do this (which is what I do):

 

Pellets (alternating)

Algae Gel

Frozen BW

 

Can't because i work during the day and won't be home to feed the Gel food.   I will have to do Gel food at night.   So maybe:

 

Frozen BW

Pellets (autofeeder)

Algae Gel or AlgaeMax pellets

 

How is this diet?

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I would put the gel or the bloodworms between the two pellet meals or do this (which is what I do):

 

Pellets (alternating)

Algae Gel

Frozen BW

 

Can't because i work during the day and won't be home to feed the Gel food.   I will have to do Gel food at night.   So maybe:

 

Frozen BW

Pellets (autofeeder)

Algae Gel or AlgaeMax pellets

 

How is this diet?

 

That makes sense.  I think that's good, especially with the Algae Gel in the evening.  On a 3-meal plan, I like to avoid two back to back dry food meals as this can cause constipation.  I also prefer algae gel to algae pellets for this reason :)

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