What do fish eat? Turns out they eat all sorts of things. Aquarium fish food is one of the most important topics to know about when keeping fish and a proper diet is essential. If you want to get the most out of your aquarium fish it is important to give them a variety of fish food. While you can give them just flake food, you should try to vary their diet with some of the different types of tropical fish food described below. Two or three small feedings a day is better than one feeding per day. Only put in as much fish food that the fish will consume within 2 minutes. Overfeeding your fish will lead to poor water quality and stressed fish.
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These foods can be purchased from your local aquarium supply store. Depending on your choice, it may need to be used within a day or two, or it may be able to be frozen. These can add variety into your fish’s diet. Many people don’t think about this, but your fish will get bored eating the same thing day after day, just like you would. Most species of tropical fish will thrive on live or frozen solid foods. They can be used as the fish’s sole source of food, though most fish owners use them to supplement a diet of flakes or pellets.
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Other fresh or frozen foods include brine shrimp or krill (either live or frozen). Krill is known to bring out the bright colors in tropical fish. Worms are a very popular choice, especially for larger fish such as full-grown Cichlids. The choices available vary depending on your aquarium store. They may include black worms, Tubifex worms, or even earthworms. Many worms are high in protein, making them very healthy for your fish. Tubifex worms are fed to encourage your fish to grow. Some can be fed whole, either live or frozen, while others need to be chopped up before feeding to your fish. Brine shrimp and worms are typically considered as a treat, and should not be used as your fish’s only food source because they do not provide a balanced diet.
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