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ish that refuse to feed in captivity is a problem for most aquarists from time to time. Once this difficulty begins with a particular specimen, the clock begins ticking; if the issue is not resolved within an appropriate period, the fish will die. Acute anorexia (where a fish suddenly stops feeding, or never starts feeding, and soon dies) is usually caused by some environmental issue; water quality problems, disease, transport stress or tankmate aggression. Chronic anorexia is a rarer problem, where the fish has apparently adapted well to captivity in all respects except that it does not show a normal feeding response. The term anorexia is replaced with inanition (loss of energy due to lack of food) or inappetance (lack of appetite) by some authors. In the cases described here, the term anorexia is perhaps a better fit as it is defined as "an aversion to food due to serious psychological problems". In some cases, the fish had been feeding well and then stopped for some unknown cause, in other cases, a newly acquired fish refuses to feed despite its apparent environmental needs being met. Weight loss may or may not be apparent in the animal, and inanition is not observed until just before the fish succumbs to the long-term problem. As the following case histories show, some fish have gone without food for extended periods and subsequently recovered. These are mostly older, larger fish, or those kept in temperate (cool) waters. At the other extreme, a post-larval butterflyfish may succumb if it goes even a few days without food.

Learn how much and how often to feed fish from aquarium expert Joseph Caparatta in this Howcast video.

HI Adam. I have a RES turtle that I feed turtle stixs. I have two decorative catfish, two goldfish-one about 4 to 5 inches and the other is 3 inches, plus a pleco that is about 10 inches all in a 75 gallon aquarium. When I feed my turtle, the gold fish will eat the stix I feed him. I feed all of the fish flakes. The water has started staying cloudy and green so I know I’m overfeeding. My question is how much should I be feeding the fish? I feed them twice a day too. It’s hard to tell if they have eaten all of the flakes because the flakes sink to the bottom into the gravel. Thanks so much for your help!

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May 18, 2011 - Overfeeding aquarium fish results in accumulating waste which has many .. If you're only going to be away for a week, your fish should be fine without food as mentioned above. If you have a saltwater aquarium you may need to adjust the skimmer collection cup so that it doesn't collect as much since you won't be there to empty it. If you're going to be away for a longer period of time, than say two weeks, you will be really risking it not having someone come over. This is from a water evaporation and feeding standpoint. Although you're fish should be ok from a food standpoint, your tank water may not be in the best shape after two weeks without your care.

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Recognizing the negative impact of overfeeding fish is a bit of a murky affair… literally! Often it isn’t until our aquarium is afflicted with cloudy water, green water, or excessive algae growth that we realize we have a problem. Understanding what caused these problems requires us to connect the dots. Too much food is the primary cause for accumulating organic waste in the fish tank. Beneficial bacteria break this waste down into ammonia, nitrite, and eventually nitrate through a process called the nitrogen cycle.

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