Feed your fish twice a day with floating food. At Pet Supermarket we carry a variety of name brand premium and natural fish foods. Flake, tablet, and pellet foods are the most widely used food for aquarium fish for good reasons: they are generally inexpensive, easy to use, and well-balanced.
Start by feeding your fish a very small pinch of food. Carefully watch them eat. If they eat it all quickly, then give them another small pinch. Feeding your fish slowly in small amounts will give you a chance to watch them and make sure they are all eating.
Watch Those Flakes!
Flakes can be fed one to four times a day, but only in small amounts which can be consumed by the fish in two minutes or less. Keep giving them small pinches as long as they eat all of it quickly. Feed them as much as they’ll eat without leaving any uneaten food.
Make Sure Your Fish Clean Their Plates
Food that sinks to the bottom and is not eaten will cause water pollution, so be sure all the food is eaten. Use your net to remove the food that is not eaten after ten minutes. Many new or casual fish owners are guilty of overfeeding fish. It may not seem like a big deal, but uneaten food could quickly pollute your tank water. Instead, feed your fish an amount they can eat within 2 or 3 minutes.
Give It a Try
Some specific fish species do best with certain foods. Our associates can help you choose an all-purpose premium food or a food specially formulated for your finny friends.
Feeding Fish When You’re Gone
Do your fish need to eat every day? No they don’t, but most fish that you buy are very young, and like all young animals, they need food at least twice a day, every day. Fish can survive a short while without food, but you don’t have to put them on a diet while you’re on vacation. Consider using a food block or automatic fish feeder instead. Pet Supermarket associates can help you choose a fish feeder that will keep your fish properly fed until you come home.