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#379071 - 06/07/14 05:07 PM Re: Redear feeding [Re: Bruce Condello]
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I'm feeding them every single chance I get. I probably average five feedings daily. I've noticed that the younger my RES are, the less they seem to care what time of day they're eating.
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#379073 - 06/07/14 05:32 PM Re: Redear feeding [Re: Bruce Condello]
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I've noticed that my new batch of smaller (3-4") RES in my aquarium don't seem to be quite as light sensitive to the aquarium lights as the the larger ones I had in there. It took three or four days before they started favoring the the darker end of the tank. When I put the larger ones in back in October they immediately favored which ever area of the aquarium was the darkest. Function of age, size, or development?
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#379077 - 06/07/14 07:13 PM Re: Redear feeding [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Funny you guys bring that up. I recently picked up some yellow perch I farmed out to one of the high schools I've set up recirculating systems at. As I dropped the water level in the tank I wss struck by how docile the fish were compared to how flighty they were when I had them in a basement tank. I actually caught some if them with my hands at the school.

The room they were in is also a welding shop with lots of noise and bright lighting. Also lights snap on in the morning and go ff at night, which freaked the fish when they were in my basement, which is why I keep the lighting low and on 24/7.


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#379096 - 06/08/14 02:24 AM Re: Redear feeding [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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I think it's a matter of conditioning. If they are used to noises, moving shadows and lights going on and off, then it doesn't bother them.

I grew up by an airport. The planes were just background noise. Being away from that area, now when I'm there I notice every single one of them.
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#379681 - 06/14/14 11:43 PM Re: Redear feeding [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Well yeah! :-)
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