Feeding You Fish For Balanced Nutrition
Feeding fish correctly is the best thing you can do for their contentment and well being.
Fish will also show improved appearance and more interesting behaviours when provided with a proper diet.
For many fish the only food they receive is purchased conveniently from supermarkets.
Since nutrition is a key contributor towards a fish's vital requirements this may not always be the best fish food choice. There are a range of different diets that fish eat in the wild and one fish food cannot reproduce all these variations.
Get to know the native diet of the fish you keep and try to provide a similar menu. You should add variation to your fish's diet by feeding a combination of dry and live or frozen food. This will result in a wider range of nutrients being provided.
The range of specialized foods available from pet outlets makes it simple to buy the best choice for your fish.
Different fish species within community
aquariums can often be fed using a general
Just be sure the ingredients are nutritious and well rounded.
Live foods can stimulate a fish by offering some resistance to being eaten. This gives the fish an opportunity to exercise it's natural instincts while feeding. Be careful that all live food is eaten however. Live black worms or earthworms that escape into the substrate will soon die and pollute the water.
Feeding several times a day can help your fish grow faster but puts a strain of your aquarium filter. When comparing an equal amount of fish food fed over a number of feeding will always be used more effectively compared to one large feeding. This can be practically done with the help of an automatic fish feeder keeping track of time for you.
If feeding a lot of food for maximum growth be sure to increase the regularity of the water changes to remove the excess fish wastes produced.
Fish food is usually the largest ongoing cost for Aquarium keepers. The price of fish food can range from cheap tubs of flakes at the supermarket to expensive specialty live foods. Buying larger
fish food quantities will make dry foods more affordable.
The cost of a food does not always indicate it's value. Cheap foods such as vegetables can be fed at intervals to fish that enjoy them, Green food loving fish may enjoy squashed peas, cucumber or raw potato. Anchor the slices of vegetable to help bottom feeders.
Feeding can influence a fish's colours. Fish cannot produce red pigment and must absorb it from their food. Specialised colour enhancing foods are rich in these compounds and their derivatives. General balanced dry foods will usually contain some of these red pigment precursors in lower concentrations.
Fish Food Varieties
Microworms are an easily cultured nematode worm useful as a food source for fish fry.
Spirulina Algae Disc
Spirulina algae discs can be fed to catfish, goldfish, koi, mollies, snails and other green food diet fish.
Goldfish & Koi Flake
Goldfish & Koi flake is a balanced food suitable for regular feeding purposes in aquariums or ponds.
Goldfish & Koi Pellet
These pellets offer goldfish and koi a balanced floating meal. Good size for small and large fish.
Vacation feeders release particles of food over an extended period to feed your fish.
Weekend feeders provide your fish with a source of food over short periods while you are away.
Protein pellets are available in several sizes for feeding cichlids, natives & other fish.
Tropical Food Flake
Tropical food flake offers a balanced diet for community aquariums and outdoor ponds.
Black Worm vs Blood Worm
There is more than just a difference of colour when comparing these live foods.
Paramecium bacteria are an ideal food source for tiny fry such as Siamese fighting fish.
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