Post by littlegoldsnail on Mar 25, 2020 0:08:22 GMT
Oh yeah. Guppies are some of the piggiest eaters out there. Most any fish will eat themselves to death or at least till they get bloated and sick, it’s wild instinct. Livebearers are some of the worst.
littlegoldsnail I can't thank you enough for this life saving information. Every time I went near their bowl they came rushing at me going back and forth against the glass like they were just starving to death, even though I had fed them just a couple of hours ago. I wondered why their bellies look so big and bloated. Their just pups with the exception of one full grown. I was feeding them 2/3 times a day. They have such a way of making you feel guilty if you don't, but I will be a lot more careful now that I know, and about the other fish too, I had no idea they were all like this except for the betta's I did know about them. Thought they was the only one's like that. Thanks a million, m
Post by littlegoldsnail on Mar 28, 2020 15:48:41 GMT
A guppies stomach is only the size of its eye Incase you need a reference point when feeding. You only need to feed them once a day. It’s way better to underfeed then to overfeed. I would also check the food and make sure it’s meal free. If it has a bunch of soybean-meal, shrimp meal, corn meal, etc, then I would recommend a different fish food. Omega one it meal-free. I would also recommend pellets over flakes, they are much healthier for the fish. Another thing you can do to prevent bloating, is skip a meal and give them each a little bit of de-shelled pea once a week.
Btw, how many guppies and what size is the bowl? If they are males together in anything less then 5 gallons, then I would be highly surprised if they aren't picking on each other. Even my couple males in their 10 gallon picked on each other.