Feeding Pet Fish in Aquarium

Choosing the right food for your fish is a key factor in maintaining the health and long life of your pet. Flake, stick or pellets are the most common types of food available for the pet fish in the market. Although there is no single food that is good for every fish, if you follow these hive basic steps you won’t go wrong.

Choosing the right food for your fish is a key factor in maintaining the health and long life of your pet. Flake, stick or pellets are the most common types of food available for the pet fish in the market. Although there is no single food that is good for every fish, if you follow these hive basic steps you won’t go wrong.

1.    Do some research on your pet fish and determine what dietary type your fish is (omnivore, herbivore, or carnivore). Certain species of fish have very specific dietary needs, as do newly hatched fry.

2.    Regardless of what type of food your pet fish eats, it’s important to vary the diet to insure balanced nutrition. A combination of dry as well frozen and fresh/live foods will ensure a well balanced diet.

3.    Feed a tiny bit several times a day, especially with fish that won’t scour the bottom, than it is to feed a bunch all at once. But most adult fish will do fine being fed a 5 minute ration once a day. However, some prefer to feed their fish twice a day. Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep the feedings very small.

4.    Herbivores (vegetarians) need to eat frequently because they do not have large stomachs to hold a lot of food. Herbivores (vegetarians) need to eat frequently because they do not have large stomachs to hold a lot of food.

5.    Overfeeding a fish can be a problem. Fish that are overfed can end up with deformed bodies and other problems plus they poop more. Feed no more than the fish will consume completely in less than five minutes. You can always give them another small feeding if necessary.

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  1. dazzlejazz

    On September 17, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Well written and easily understood article. Thanks.

  2. Aroosa Hermosa

    On September 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Oh! great I like it.Thankx

  3. Nali

    On September 17, 2011 at 6:49 am

    good info

  4. Rosettaartist1

    On September 17, 2011 at 6:51 am

    good advice

  5. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Thanks dazzlejazz

  6. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Thanks Aroosagloomy

  7. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Thanks Nali

  8. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Thanks Rosettaartist1

  9. akhil

    On September 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Great tips on feeding fish, Thanks

  10. sandcollector

    On September 17, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Nice information

  11. pruelpo

    On September 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I did not have yet fish pet though I am planning to start in taking care of aquarium fish.

  12. megamatt09

    On September 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Rather useful and practical.

  13. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Thanks akhil

  14. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Thanks sandcollector, pruelpo,

  15. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Thanks megamatt09

  16. arsi

    On September 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    very beautifully written.

  17. Dreamy777

    On September 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

    thanks for the awesome tips

  18. DR.VNS

    On September 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Good tips.

  19. neopisiva

    On September 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Good share…although I still do not own an aquarium. I only have a turtle.:)

  20. bolive

    On September 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    i wish to have a petfish

  21. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks Dreamy777

  22. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks DR.VNS

  23. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks neopisiva

  24. galore

    On September 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks bolive

  25. SharifaMcFarlane

    On September 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Good tips

  26. khushi

    On September 21, 2011 at 11:59 am

    nice share.

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