Feeding Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish Feeding Recommendations
When feeding mixed-species freshwater tanks we recmmend that your fish eat at least
two times per day, or three if you are able.
- Feed a high quality general, broad appeal flake diet once a day to most mixed-variety
- In a second feeding, in tanks with carnivores and tetras, add freeze dried protein
supplement such as brine shrimp or freeze-dried blood worms.
- During the second feeding -- or as a third meal -- in tanks with mollies, gouramis,
algae eaters, feed a vegetable-based food such as spirulina product.
- Use an automatic fish feeder while you are on vacation or away from home.
Selecting The Right Tropical Fish Food
Do your tropical fish live for years or die young?
Most concerned pet owners know that the best diets for their dogs and cats are premium diets
such as Science Diet. Yet, they continue tofeed their far-more-delicate aquarium fish a
bulk-filled, ordinary diet.
Many common freshwater aquarium fish such as neon tetras do not even have stomachs and
must eat highly nutritious diets which can be absorbed quickly & directly into the
Cheap, mass-merchandised diets lack quick digestibility. They have been mande from
inexpensive sources of protein and have either been overprocessed to the extent that they
are cooked to death and the nutrients destroyed, or they are under-processed and still
contain large, indigestible materials used to fill and enlarge the diets for cheap sale.
Fish need optimum nutrition for grow, vitality, color and long life.