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Jun 6, 2014 - Guide to culturing many live foods at home for aquarium fish and other aquatic pets.
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Reef tanks will often develop a population of amphipods, shrimp, crabs and small shrimps after a period of time when live rock or sand have been added. These are natural sources of live food for your marine fish and other inhabitants in your aquarium. Of course, bristle worms are undesirable and should be removed and eradicated from the tank immediately if found. Triggers and most Wrasses in particular love to eat crabs and shrimp. Providing them with these foods in their diets immensely aids the health of the fish. If you are going to feed your fish small crabs or shrimp, it is good to give them a 2-3 minute bath before placing them in the tank. It not only helps to avoid transfer of possible marine diseases, but it stuns them to allow the fish to snatch them up before they can run for cover and get away. Triggers and Wrasses also like to eat urchins. The Triggers strong jaw and teeth allow them to pick the spines off to get to them, but with Wrasses, you can crack the urchin open and place it in the tank exposed. Other fish will dine on this meal too.
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Freshwater fish for aquariums have been a popular staple among aquatic pet parents for years, and there’s no better time to dive right in for newcomers. Don’t worry about getting lost at sea with freshwater aquarium fish care – Petco has the supplies and support you need to ensure smooth sailing. Freshwater fish have a few distinct advantages over their marine counterparts that can make all the difference for pet parents new to the ins-and-outs of aquarium ownership. Many freshwater aquarium fish are less sensitive to changes in your water tank’s temperature, pressure, and overall habitat. This is due to live freshwater fish having to constantly adapt to changes in their natural environments. Small bodies of fresh, clear water spread out over the land provide unique habitats of their own that live freshwater fish have adapted to, making them hardier and more suitable for life in the tank. This allows for cost-efficient freshwater aquarium fish tanks that don’t require as many additional filters and other equipment. Many freshwater aquarium fish are bred in captivity as opposed to their saltwater cousins, and are more used to, and welcoming of, a diet of fish flakes, pellets, and other man-made aquarium foods. Daphnia are a superb live food for aquarium fish
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Well, thankfully, it is not hard. We have so many very high quality flake foods and freeze-dried foods that fish can be adequately nourished with very little fuss and bother. You may read articles where it is stated categorically that flake foods do not make an adequate diet for any fish, but this assertion has long been disproved by the hordes of aquarists that feed flake foods exclusively, and still maintain colorful, breeding, vibrant fishes. So why not end this article here? Well, it's not that simple. Just because most aquarium fish will thrive on a good flake food, that doesn't mean they all will and it certainly doesn't mean that all flake foods are good. And of course, flake food is boring. Boring for you to feed, and probably boring for the fish to eat. Boring. This is a hobby right? It's supposed to be fun, right? Well why not get some fun out of meal times then? So I'll talk about live and homemade foods too.The reasons to obtain live food for your freshwater aquarium are many. Fish do not eat processed food in the wild; most hunt for a living. Eating other creatures is natural for them, so if you want to see your fish behave as they might in the wild, give them live food. In captivity, some tropical fish will not breed unless they are given live food. In fact, some fish won't even eat food unless it is alive. It's just a requirement to elicit a feeding response in those fish (example: , the Pike Livebearer). PURCHASED LIVE FOODS
The live foods sold by local pet stores include feeder guppies and goldfish (discussed below), live adult brine shrimp (also discussed below), and black worms ( Lumbriculus variegatus ). Black worms are an annelid worm, related to both the earthworm and the tubifex worm (Tubifex tubifex). The tubifex worm is another worm that can be considered along with them since they are essentially identical in their aquarium characteristics. Both worms are aquatic but are found in very high nutrient bottoms. They are most often found in open sewers and therefore have a correspondingly bad reputation as disease carriers. Commercially sold black worms are however byproducts of the trout hatching industry, and so they are unlikely to give you something nasty like cholera. Black worms and tubifex worms were mentioned in the June 1998 issue of The Calquarium, where Steve Ward took a rather dim view on their use. I however have a less pessimistic opinion on them. I have in the past fed black worms to my cichlids about once every month or so, and have never seen any bacterial diseases as a result. They are also a very good food for bottom grubbing fish like Corydoras catfish and elephant noses (Gnathonemus petersi). In fact, one is hard pressed to keep elephant noses alive at all without a sand bottom and a steady supply of black worms. Cautions are in order however as black worms are very high in protein and fat, and so they cause problems if fed too often. The worms must be stored in the refrigerator with daily changes of cold water.Processed foods are not without their value; in fact pellets and flakes are more nutritious pound for pound than an exclusive diet of brine shrimp, and certainly containers of food are very convenient. But, if you only ever feed your fish processed foods, you aren't experiencing one of the most interesting aspects of the aquarium hobby -- and the fish aren't experiencing one of the main focuses of their natural existance: to catch and eat live food!