Terrible Advice Tuesdays: When your fish are sick, stop feeding them.
The rest of the story: Imagine this, while you are in the hospital getting treated for an infectious disease, you aren’t fed anything. No food is brought to you, no feeding tube, nothing. Until you are cured, you don’t get a fed a thing. What do you think your chances of recovery would be in that scenario?
Feeding your fish gives them nourishment they need to keep their immune system functioning correctly. Stronger immune system means a better chance of recovery. Also, if the fish was emaciated (skinny or weak), then you deprived the fish of food, you’re now adding adding insult to injury as the fish has nothing to draw on for energy.
Finally, food can be a great delivery method for certain medications as well both in and out of a quarantine tank
If your fish is sick, keep offering them food!
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