10 gallon-small feeder fish tank with cold/brackish water conditions
Now if I ran a LFS , I would have that feeder fish tank hooked up to the biggest UV I could get my hands on, but they don't care enough
They don't need to fed but several pellets once every 2 to 4 days. They don't seem to like décor too much in their tanks, they tore apart every live plant I tried to put in there, but that's okay especially for beginners because they're perfectly happy with absolutely nothing but water in their tank. And if you do put rocks, as we all should put some kind of floor covering to separate the poop from the fish, they keep them clean for the most part because they eat the scum that forms on the rocks. Gotta love those carp, they're adept bottom feeders.
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Setting up a feeder tank, which fish to use
do you think i should set up a feeder fish tank
Using feeder fish is often a good way to get a new wild-caught fish to eat. Many new fish will refuse to eat when newly introduced to an aquarium for quite a while. Using feeders will often stimulate their hunting instincts and will entice them to eat more than any frozen food would. Also, many aquarium fish are at least partial piscivores and eat other fish as a substantial part of their diet. Setting up your own breeding tank is an easy and cheap way to provide food for your fish.Chinese are very suitable for most aquariums, however, they grow up to 6 inches long and will try to kill other fish in the tank; to avoid this,feed them well.Now, I know that many people have wonderful pet fish that startedout as feeders that they "rescued," but buying these fish contributesto the production of more of them, and encourages the pet stores tostock them, furthering the problem, not solving it. Besides, youprobably do not want to buy a fish just to have it die in a few daysor a couple weeks... Also, if you are looking to get a fish to add toan existing tank, the feeder fish are prone to be carrying diseasesand parasites, which can infect your other fish, not only resulting inthe loss of your new fish, but possibly decimation of your entire fishtank.If you just can't stand the thought of your fish not eating for the amount of time you'll be gone, invest in an automatic fish feeder. These fish food dispensers are relatively inexpensive and they can actually be put into full time use, even when you are at home. You can fill them with a mix of tropical fish flakes (or other flake or pellet foods, depending on the fish you keep) and it should be several weeks before you need to refill the food container. Most are fully adjustable (you can release as little or as much food as allowed), operate on batteries and will easily attach to the top of the tank.Aquarium Fish Care While On Vacation Tips - What to do? Time for vacation! You've been working hard all year long and it's finally time for that well deserved vacation. Ah, just to think about it gives me the vacation fever. The time is drawing near and you suddenly realize - what the heck am I going to do about the aquarium and fish care? Who's going to feed the fish? What do I need to do to get my fish tank ready before I leave on my trip? There are several things to keep in mind and we'll try to help you get things in order before you leave so you can have a stress free and relaxing vacation not worrying about your fish and your aquarium!Really the best option for caring for your fish tank whenvacationing is to have a friend or neighbor come over and feed thefish. This will greatly reduce problems.