How Long Do Feeder Fish Live For

How big can a feeder fish get?

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How long do feeder guppies live?

Believe it or not, feeder guppies can actually live between 2-5 years given the right care. Their lifespan is dramatically shortened to just a few days or weeks due to poor water conditions and overall poor care.

Do fishes sleep?

While fish do not sleep in the same way that land mammals sleep, most fish do rest. Research shows that fish may reduce their activity and metabolism while remaining alert to danger. Some fish float in place, some wedge themselves into a secure spot in the mud or coral, and some even locate a suitable nest.

Do bottom feeders eat other fish?

Physiology of Bottom Feeders Some are scavengers that normally eat dead fish and invertebrates. Others are herbivores that eat mostly algae and other plant materials. And some, like pictus catfish, are even predators.

Why are my feeder fish dying?

Rapid Water Changes: In a healthy, established tank, water chemistry is carefully balanced with resident fish, plants, and bacteria. Quickly changing large quantities of the water will disrupt that chemistry and shock fish, causing death.

Can you have feeder fish as pets?

Feeder goldfish are, inherently, less healthy than goldfish that are bred to be pets due to these conditions. They are inexpensive, though, which makes them ideal for people who live feed.

Do feeder fish eat each other?

The short answer would be, “No, they don’t eat each other”. However, there are some circumstances where goldfish do eat each other. Goldfish tend to browse for food, eating mostly what are bite-sized morsels, of anything edible.

Can feeder guppies live with bettas?

So to conclude this article: yes, guppies and betta fish can live in the same aquarium. You will have a bit more work feeding your betta separately and you will also need to purchase live plants, but it is doable.

How old is the oldest guppy?

In short: the life span of a guppy fish depends on multiple factors. Generally, guppies live for 1-3 years, but I had guppies that were 5 years old. Good guppy genetics, feeding quality food, good water parameters and lack of stress can help with extending the lifespan of your guppy fish.

How big do feeder guppies get?

Feeder Guppies are one of the smallest feeder fish available. They are usually around 0.5-0.75″ at the time of purchase. As livebearers, these fish are easy to breed and may reproduce if males and females are kept together.