Feed your aquarium fish may seem rather simple. But maintaining their health and well-being for a long time requires attention to some crucial details.
Here are some good tips on feed your aquarium fish:
TIP # 1
It is important to understand the dietary needs of its fish species. Are they mainly herbivores, carnivores or omnivores? This information will allow you to provide them with an appropriate diet according to their particular needs. For example, if you have viviparas, try offering them vegetarian food.
TIP # 2
Since feed is usually given to fish at the beginning and end of the day, always make sure that they are fully active in offering them. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes after lighting the lights in the morning and 30 minutes before turning them off at night, to feed your aquarium fish.
TIP # 3
Generally, active fish are given as much food as they can eat in two minutes, two to three times a day at most. Fish that take a long time to find their food, such as many groundfish, can benefit from a few extra minutes. Discus, for example, need extra time to feed themselves properly. They must have enough space in the bottom of the aquarium so they can easily eat.
TIP # 4
When giving dehydrated foods to your fish, measure the correct amount with the bottle cap and pour it into the aquarium. Never crush large food flakes with your hands and never insert your fingers into the container. In order to prevent the food from deteriorating and its quality deteriorating, avoid any contact with moisture, because the slightest manipulation allows the harmful substances to end up in the aquarium. For example, some perfumes and toilet waters may be toxic to fish, while hand creams coat the surface of the water with a thin film that would hinder essential gas exchange.
TIP # 5
Be sure to offer a variety of foods to your fish to provide a complete and balanced diet. Although frozen foods contain a lot of water and their nutritional value is particularly low compared to a nutritious combination of dehydrated foods, they allow fish to feed on organisms from nature. Live food is good for fish, so be sure to incorporate it into their diet as much as possible.
TIP # 6
Generally, difficult fish species tend to prefer live or frozen foods. However, dry foods, when mixed with the fish’s favorite food, whether live or frozen, appetite even the most selective eaters. Thus, your fish will benefit from a perfectly balanced diet that meets all their nutritional needs, and their feeding will be all the easier during your extended absences.
TIP # 7
It is also important that the fish species in the same aquarium are compatible. Those whose dietary habits or level of activity are different will often prevent other fish from eating well. Make sure your fish are fit to live together; ask your local water retailer for advice or check the many reliable sources on the Internet for compatibility.
TIP # 8
As fish adapt to the ambient temperature, any variation may affect their metabolism. And thus disrupt their eating habits, especially when the temperature of the aquarium is too low. In order to avoid variations, it is very important to check the water temperature daily.
TIP # 9
Consider adding non-floating pellets to the feed your aquarium fish, rather than restricting them to tablet foods. By combining different foods. You will provide a balanced diet for your fish while allowing a better dispersion of the food in the tank, thus making research and consumption of food easy for them.
TIP # 10
A healthy fish has a good appetite. Watch your fish as they eat, so you’ll be able to spot signs of incompatibility, illness, or other issues that require your attention.