Fish Food: Frozen, Pellet & Fish Flakes | PetSmart
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Designed to keep floating fish food from dispersing throughout the surface of your aquarium, there are feeding rings and feeding stations for both fresh and saltwater aquariums. These accessories help to make feeding easier, while also inhibiting the food from being wasted and possibly clogging your tank filters or skimmers. Shop the selection of automatic fish feeders available at Petco.
All foods should be washed well before serving. Leafy foods should be secured to the side of the tank. Pet shops offer vegetable clips for that purpose. If you have magnetic algae cleaner, it will work just as well as a vegetable clip. For fish, use a rock to hold the greens in place. Promptly remove any uneaten food, as it will rot and foul the tank if left.
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These fish food wafers were specifically developed for the hard to feed plecostomus and other algae eating bottom feeders. Cory cats and Silver Dollars will go after these sinking wafers as well. It can be really funny to watch Silver Dollars chase each other around the tank when one gets the algae wafer. This food can be a great supplement for the aforementioned species as well as other herbivorous fish. Drop one or two in at night when the tank lights go off for your bottom feeders. This way they won't have to compete with the top dwelling species for the wafers.There are hundreds of food options for your pet fish, and acombination of foods from this selection is necessary to provide yourfish with the nutrients they need. All of these foods fall into twobroad categorizations of fish food: live and processed, which can bebroken down further as described below. Freeze dried fish foods are great foods as well. However, they are one of the most expensive types of tropical fish foods per ounce. There are benefits to using freeze dried foods. They are not very messy, they tend to float at the top of the tank for a very long period of time and they have been decontaminated (free from fish disease) by the manufacturer before the freeze drying process. If you've used freeze dried fish food you know how fish go after them. Freeze dried food is a very good way to supplement your pet's diet.Though there is debate about the nutritional value of these foods, they still have a place in the market. Fish foods offer retailers a way to compete with Internet sellers. Having a freeze-dried option available for those who need to transition off live foods or who want the added convenience makes sense for retailers trying to stay competitive in the current environment.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. The amount of food you give your fish is important. That said, do not overfeed the animal. You have probably heard this before and it is true. While overfeeding won’t make your fish explode, it will contaminate the water, making the tank an unpleasant place to live. In addition, an excessive amount of food particles in the tank can clog the filters, which also causes the water to become toxic. It depends on the type, size, and breed of your fish. Try sprinkling a small amount of food in the fish's tank and watch. Your fish should eat its fill in about five minutes. Experiment and take notes until you find appropriate amount for your fish. However, it is better to err on the side of caution -- at least at first -- and feed the fish too little rather than too much. This will also depend on the fish's breed and size. Most fish only require a once-a-day feeding, though some people like to split it into two smaller feedings. Consult your veterinarian or the fish experts at your local aquarium to learn about the daily requirements for your particular breed. But be aware that a fish will eat even when it's not hungry. So there is no point feeding your water-bound pet three times a day, when once a day is sufficient. Some food is breed-specific. Other types are based on whether the fish is of fresh or salt water. Some fish even eat live food (e.g., worms, shrimp, and fruit flies), so make sure to get this information before purchasing the fish and bringing it home, especially if you get queasy at the site of one live creature eating another. Regardless of the type of food, fish, much like other animals, require daily nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and protein. Again, consult your veterinarian or the fish experts at your local aquarium to best fulfill these needs for your pet fish. When storing food, it is best to keep it in the freezer to help preserve the vitamin content. And for the best nutritional value, only buy enough food for the month. That way you will be able to have the healthiest fish possible.It may be seem like a difficult ordeal to feed your fish, but really it is not. As long as you don't indulge your underwater pet by giving it some crackers to munch on, you should be fine. Anyways, fish aren't much into snacking. Good luck at feeding time.