We all need to maintain a proper diet, and fish are no exception to the rule. Here are some tips on proper fish nutrition:
- The right stuff: A balanced diet and proper feeding are the main ingredients for keeping healthy fish, so the first order of business is to learn what kind of food your particular species requires. Different breeds and species will have different nutritional needs. Pet Supermarket offers many different forms of food such as flakes, pellets, sticks, crumbles, freeze-dried, frozen, and live foods, all of which serve a different purpose for the many different types of fish available.
- Just a little more: It’s best to feed your fish after the light has been on for at least an hour. Start by dropping a very small portion of food into the tank. If the fish eat all the food from the tank’s surface, put in a little more. As soon as food begins to fall to the bottom, stop feeding. The amount of food you feed your fish will vary depending on species type, the number of fish in your tank, and the size of the tank itself. After about a month, you can increase your feedings gradually until the proper level is established.
- Staying alive: Proper feeding also helps keep the tank clean and ensures good water conditions. Over-feeding of fish is the leading cause of problems in aquariums, because excess waste can cause the ammonia level in your tank to rise, which can be harmful or deadly to your fish.
For more information on the care and feeding of your fish, speak with the associates at Pet Supermarket. They can help you with everything you’ll need for years of enjoyment from your aquarium.