Foods for freshwater and saltwater aquarium fish and more
A truly good food must be properly balanced and at the same time palatable to the majority of the fish in your community aquarium.
There is a lot of confusion about what constitutes an optimal fish food. The aquarist needs to understand that there are similarities and differences between fish and other animals. For example; Fish get most of their energy needs from fat, however in humans carbohydrates are generally considered the better source.
The content of this article has been updated regularly, often monthly, to be as up to date as possible citing other's research too (including fish food expert/guru Clay Neighbors). The content is based on part on my extensive observations as well as tests in fish nutrition dating all the way back to 1978 utilizing my 1000s of client aquariums I had under contract, including the Bahooka Restaurant with over 110 custom aquariums where I had complete control of feeding and therefore was easily able to take notes in in trials of different methods and long term results (since I maintained these aquariums for years). I also attended seminars along with professional trade shows and allowed mentoring by others who had more expertise. During my early years I earned the nickname "Green Flake Man" at these trade shows for my research into fish food, in particular those with high amounts of Spirulina Algae.
Fish & Aquarium Supplies: Frozen Foods - Drs. Foster and Smith
Fish & Aquarium Supplies: Carnivore Foods - Drs. Foster and Smith
Fish give life to your tank and you will want to keep them healthy and active at all times. Besides all the equipment you need, you also have to pay attention to the food you provide your fish. If you feed them the wrong type of aquarium fish food, they will lose energy and you will not be able to enjoy your tank as much as you would like. Luckily, there are many types of food with high levels of nutritional value.Fish, like any other organism, need a supply of calories to sustaintheir metabolism. Properly feeding your fish helps them to stayhealthy and is helpful in maintaining your aquarium. It is importantto know the types of foods your fish need and how much food they need,which differs from species to species.What do fish eat? Turns out they eat all sorts of things. Aquarium fish food is one of the most important topics to know about when keeping fish and a proper diet is essential. If you want to get the most out of your aquarium fish it is important to give them a variety of fish food. While you can give them just flake food, you should try to vary their diet with some of the different types of tropical fish food described below. Two or three small feedings a day is better than one feeding per day. Only put in as much fish food that the fish will consume within 2 minutes. Overfeeding your fish will lead to poor water quality and stressed fish.Frozen foods are available from most pet stores in a widevariety - from shrimp and squid to spirulina algae and vegetablesto processed, vitamin enhanced staple diets to aquarium delicacieslike sponges and insect larvae. The selection of frozen foodsavailable can provide a varied and stable diet for most fish, and theprocesses that the foods go through when freezing greatly reduce therisk of disease transfer when compared to live foods or fresh seafood,wile maintaining a high nutritional value.