Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Pellets Fish Food - Small Pellet Size ..

One nice thing about freeze-dried foods is that you can easily crumble them for smaller fish
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"There is a story behind why I feed my fish like I do. In February through May 2006, about 9 months after setting it up, my tank was hit with some mysterious wasting away disease. It was heartbreaking watching the fish get ill and die one by one. They did not respond to any treatments, the water parameters and stocking was good, and this disease appeared suddenly and affected each type of fish differently. The gouramis died of bloat, the tetras and rainbowfish wasted away, an adf developed bacterial skin lesions with secondary fungal infection. At a loss, and not wanting to see the entire tank die, I looked at what I was feeding them. It was mainly flake and dried food at the time. So out of desperation, I did some research on fish nutrition and immune function and decided to battle this disease from the inside out and overhauled their diets. I bought small quantities of the highest quality brands I could find, and added frozen foods, live blackworms, and fresh veggies to their diets. My concern was to get as many vitamins and nutrients into their systems as possible, so I threw the worry of overfeeding to the wind and decided that fasting them for a day or two a week would prevent that. I discarded unused flakes routinely at 3 months, because of the shelf life, and not knowing how long the ingredients sat before processing, and the containers of food sat in factories, warehouses and finally on store shelves before coming home to my fish. Finally after struggling for weeks, my fish which did not respond to any other treatment stopped falling ill and dying."
The beetles themselves are about 5mm long with the larva about the same. Good food for about anything but the smallest fish.
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My caution serves to remind you to There are many really excellent commercial foods on the market. Do not save in this respect. The health of your fish depends on what you feed them. The addition of Spirulina makes commercial fish foods more expensive, which is why the manufacturers avoid it. Thus, many products are marketed as ‘containing’ Spirulina, especially foods for vegetarians — but when you read those labels, you will often see Spirulina thrown in very low on the list, and in very small quantities! A ‘Spirulina-based’ food should be just that – more Spirulina than anything else. If it is not, you need to add Spirulina to your fish diet, in quantities high enough to do the job! Even the best commercial foods contain no more than about 20% Spirulina. I would supplement spirulina even for these! Cyclops Cyclops are a good food for large fry and small fish
Photo provided by FlickrIn the wild, baby fish seek out small particles of matter, algae and plankton for food
Photo provided by FlickrThey also both have very small leaves and can provide food for a number of fish.
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Sadly, a majority of fish owners buy their first goldfish without learning the essentials of beforehand. They’ll buy a goldfish from the pet store, put him into a small glass bowl, and feed the fish so much goldfish food that the filtration system (if they’re using one at all) can’t keep up with the ammonia buildup.Brine shrimp is one of the most popular live foods in the hobby. Most brine shrimp available come from San Francisco or the Great Salt Lake. Brine shrimp areavailable in live, frozen, and freeze-died forms. Brine shrimp eggs are widely available for home cultivation. The young nauplii are excellent food for fry. Adult brineshrimp are suitable for small to large fish. Brine shrimp provide good roughage with their exoskeletons and do not harbor disease to affect freshwater species.In most cases, fish only need to be fed once a day, and you onlyneed to feed a small amount. Your fish should be able to get enoughnutrients from the food they can consume in under two minutes, as longas the food provides for their nutritional needs. Food that stays inyour longer than that can get caught inyour , , or and will begin to decay, contributingto poor water quality. This poor water quality will increase susceptibility and filtermaintenance. It could also increase the need for , which in turn stress thefiltration system and the fish, again increasing . Small, regularfeedings provide fish with the nutrients they need and keep your tankcleaner than large or more frequent feedings. Over feeding can alsocontribute to growth, which can beunsightly, remove vital oxygen from the water, and increase your chores.As you most likely know, African cichlids are very territorial. This is because in nature, they establish territories to ensure their survival in these crowded conditions. With their own territory, they have a spot to graze and to prey on small invertebrates in the sand or mud. Fish which consume the same food are driven off for obvious reasons. Females are only allowed into a male's territory if she is willing to mate. And males of the same species are driven off because they are competiting for breeding with the females, in addition to competing for the same foods. By keeping your fish well-fed, you can control and manipulate their aggression. That is why I feed them 3-4 times a day. Or you could feed them less often, but a little more each time. (You can also curb aggression by heavily stocking your tank -- this way, not one fish takes all the damage, and cichlids tend to lose each other more easily in the crowd. If you are going to heavily stock your tank, make sure your filter can handle to load!)