How much is too much? Feeding Q

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lobowind
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Re: How much is too much? Feeding Q

Post by lobowind » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:03 pm

My schouti's are a little more plump than yours....more like that first video you listed of someone else's on Youtube. I feed every day with one fasting day, so you might try that instead of the every other day feeding?

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Re: How much is too much? Feeding Q

Post by magpie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:30 pm

I've bumped up to daily feedings now.

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Re: How much is too much? Feeding Q

Post by Welch4 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:54 pm

Hi Magpie,

Thank you for your post. It is looking very healthy as already noted. If the photo was taken right after feeding I would say you could feed a little more. I recently just had to change my feeding cycle as mine grew out of the pre-portioned blocks I had been using, I would recommend sheets, if you are using frozen, and to keep a small pair of nippers so you can break off what you need.

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Re: How much is too much? Feeding Q

Post by magpie » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:37 am

Thanks! I am feeding snails, frozen bloodworms, live blackworms, and frozen krill. I was looking into trying clams also.

He's happier with daily feedings for sure. ;)

I have fed a few assassin and trumpet snails but I crush them first for him. Ramshorn/pond are much better.

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