I don't think I'll ever start with anything else ever again. Hikari Marine S has been the ONLY pellet food that my fish have ate without exception.
Another nutritional supplement worth mentioning is garlic. Plain old garlicit is renowned for the healthy benefits it confers to humans. It is also used by marine aquarists to treat fish prophylactically, and for parasites. In spite of a lack of scientific corroboration, there is much anecdotal evidence touting the properties of garlic in fish food. Most typically, garlic soaked food is fed to fish exhibiting marine ich (). It is also reported to kill internal parasites like nematode worms, allowing the fish to expel them safely. Though not well understood, the benefit is thought to stem from a chemical in the garlic known as Allicin. Garlic is safe enough to use daily and can be used , thereby eliminating the stress caused by removing a sick fish to a quarantine tank. For brevity, I have chosen to omit a garlic treatment schedule for sick fish. However, in a prophylactic capacity, garlic can be added to foods once a week to enhance immune response. There are many liquid and garlic based products now available, but it works equally well to grind up a fresh clove and press out a small amount of oil. The oil can then be mixed with a small amount of RO/DI water and soaking fish food, or applied directly to freeze dried meals. It should be noted that a light slick may occur on the surface of the tank after using garlic oil, and it should be removed by protein skimming. Another option is to feed live brine shrimp with garlic soaked food several hours prior meal time.
As with just about everything in the marine husbandry realm, there are many ways to achieve the same results. In the end, though, I always err toward simplicity. Nutritional supplements are a quick and easy way to ensure that all your fish are getting a balanced diet. They also eliminate the need for all the excess fish foods aquarists tend to collect. Of course, it is all about keeping healthy fish. Healthy fish are clean looking, produce excellent colors, and live a lot longer. For good looking fish, and a great looking tank, you have to give them everything they need.
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These high quality, protein rich food are great for large aquatic turtles, large size freshwater fish, marine aquarium fish and invertebrates. After eating Zoo Med’s Sun Dried Large Red Shrimp, fish and turtles typically shows an increase in physical health and strength within just a few days. It can be part of a staple diet or just used as a supplement or treat. They are available in 0.5oz, 2.5oz and 5oz jars.Tetra Bloodworms are a nutritious supplement to Tetra Flake Foods and they’re suitable for small-medium sized Tropical and Marine fish. The bloodworms are frozen and dried, and when digested, provides fish with energy and conditioning.The Sinking Pellet Fish Food by New Life is versatile in its suitability, as its designed for all marine species, including herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. The pellets are derived from whole krill and herring, is easily digestible for your fish and will help boost their immune system.There are also some frozen foods on the market that are a mix of saltwater organisms (e.g., scallop, fish, crustacean) supplemented with pigments, vitamins and essential amino acids. These are a good dietary staple, but unfortunately, the freezing process can strip away some of their nutritional value, especially if freezer burn occurs or if the food is thawed and refrozen.