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Paste foods are something you can make at home inexpensively. Paste foods are great for feeding large chow hound aquarium fish. Paste foods are also great if you have a large number of tropical fish fry to raise, and using flake foods would put you in the poor house. The best part is you can customize them for the type of fish you are feeding.
As the name says, this is best for tropical freshwater fish.
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Hikari BIO-PURE Frozen foods can be fed as a supplement to most any regular diet to provide additional nutrition for your fish. Our Blood Worms are excellent for improving spawning for discus and angelfishes specifically and are a great source of protein and nutrition for all other freshwater or marine fishes. Hikari BIO-PURE Daphnia is an excellent food for aquariums that have been recently medicated or are experiencing a bacterial problem of some sort. It clears the digestive tract of fish within five to seven days. Hikari BIO-PURE Brine Shrimp is an excellent food for all tropical and marine fish, high in natural algae and packed with nutrition. Most marine fishes require diets rich in various algae, sponge, crustacean and other nutrition packed ingredients. Hikari BIO-PURE MEGA MARINE, Hikari BIO-PURE MEGA-MARINE ALGAE and HIKARI BIO-PURE MEGA-MARINE ANGEL provide these ingredients allowing your tangs, angels and other marine fishes to flourish. Other Hikari BIO-PURE frozen foods are specific foods to supplement dry food feeding. Ask your local aquatic specialty retailer which food is best for your specific situation. Top 10 Best Fish Food - Pellets, Flakes, Shrimps & Worms
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For the many reasons that were explained to me, in the information contained herein, I will not try to convince you why I feel "Almost Natural Tropical Fish Food" tropical fish flakes and pellets are some of the best available. I will not attempt to convince you to purchase "Almost Natural Tropical Fish Food" versus tropical fish foods offered by another person and/or company. I will not try to convince you to assume my personal feelings about tropical fish foods that are made mostly with fish meal, soy meal, shrimp meal, this meal, that meal plus numerous other types of fillers. I will not attempt to downplay or downgrade any other person's and/or company's tropical fish flakes.Watch more How to Take Care of an Aquarium videos:



You should feed your fish... Okay, this is where I can get in a lot of trouble because fish really do need to feed all day long. So, they would benefit from feeding two, three, or even four times a day - but very small feedings. Most people's schedule doesn't warrant that type of feeding. So, fish are usually okay with just being fed once a day. That's what most fish stores and most fish professionals would recommend simply because people tend to overfeed as well.

You could feed your fish one time a day. Feed them as much as they can eat in five minutes. What that means is you put a little bit of food in the tank. You could shut off the filter so the filter doesn't remove the fish food. And then if the fish eat all the food you could feed a little bit more. You do that up to five minutes and then stop.

I prefer to feed the fish again two to three times a day. It's just better on the fish's system. It's not as taxing on their gut. You don't just load them up with food for five minutes. Just give them one small pinch of food in the morning, once in the afternoon, and that's the best way for the tank and the best way for the fish.

But you can't overfeed. If you feed and you see leftover food, and you do that three times a day, you're going to really foul your water quickly. So don't overfeed.

And mix up the diet. It's very important to replicate the diet that the fish would eat in the wild. There are different types of fish out there. There are herbivorous fish. There are omnivorous fish. There are fish that just eat shrimp. There are fish that just eat algae - those are the herbivorous fish.

So you want to replicate because those fish need the vitamins associated with the types of food that they eat in the wild. When you buy the fish ask the people what types of food these fish need to eat. Typically you'd just do a well balanced diet.

Very rarely do you have a situation where the fish would be hurt from eating the wrong types of foods. One situation would be with African cichlids that only eat algae. If they eat too much protein they get bloated and they can actually die from it. It causes a lot of bacteria in their gut because they can't break down the foods.

For the most part, most tropical fish, even salt water fish, would benefit just from a wide variety of food. You can't go wrong with that.