It can be easy to overfeed aquarium fish. Aside from watching them, your most common interaction with your fish is at feeding time. So the next time you feed these silent, beautiful creatures, keep a few things in mind…

Fish will always seem hungry, but like other pets, can get overweight if they eat too much.

Feed your fish once a day or give them smaller meals two to three times a day, but stay consistent.

The top rule of thumb is to make sure your fish eat all of the food you give them in one to two minutes. When you drop food into the aquarium, count the time and watch to see how much is eaten and how much food falls to the bottom. If too much is left over, feed them less next time.

Be sure there isn’t too much excess food left in your tank. It can decay and affect water quality (and the health of your fish) in the long run.

Visit your Pet Supermarket store for all you fish care needs.