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How to Feed Your Aquarium Fish Properly?

How to Feed Your Aquarium Fish Properly

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Feeding your aquarium fish with species-specific food is not as complicated as it may seem if you follow a few simple rules.

How Often to Feed Your Aquarium Fish?

Do not feed your fish too much food at once. Instead, offer them a quantity of food that they can consume within a few moments (fresh vegetables are an exception). It is advisable to feed your aquarium fish in divided portions, once in the morning and once in the evening. Occasionally, herbivores in the aquarium will enjoy a meal with blanched spinach sprouts or lettuce leaves. However, remember to remove them from the aquarium if they have not been consumed within two days, as decomposing food can interfere with the biological processes of the aquarium.

When to Feed Your Aquarium Fish?

If you have interacted with your fish tank, such as turning on the lights or performing a water change, wait for a while before feeding them. Your fish need time to settle down. After 30 minutes, you can proceed with the feeding.

What to Feed Your Aquarium Fish?

Fish also appreciate rich and varied menus. Your zooplus pet store offers a wide range of fish food in the form of flakes, pellets, or tablets. However, be aware that there is also frozen, live, or dried food available for aquarium fish. By using fish food in tablet form, you can observe the behavior of your fish during meals and ensure that everyone is eating enough.

When feeding your fish:

    • Take the time to feed your fish and observe if all fish are consuming their food. Refusal to eat can be a sign of discomfort or illness in fish. However, fish may be cautious if you have recently changed the type or brand of food. In such cases, your fish need time to adjust to their new diet. Pay special attention to them when feeding.
    • Ideally, fish should always be fed by the same person. Fish quickly recognize the footsteps of the person who feeds them and become excited when that person approaches their aquarium.
    • Never remove the aquarium filter when feeding your fish. If you do not find any food in the filter, it means that the portion you are giving them is appropriate. On the other hand, if food gets stuck in the filter, it means you have overfed them. Reduce the portion size during the next meal to avoid clogging the filter.
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- Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

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