Aquarium fish food is plant or animal based material intended for the consumption of pet fish in aquariums or ponds. Fish food generally comes prepared in the form of pellets, flakes, tablet and frozen block form. Fish can also be fed insects in frozen and live form. The type of food you give your fish will depend on their species.

Omnivores- Consume both plants and meaty foods with the majority of aquarium fish fitting into this category.

Herbivores- Only consume plants and sometimes vegetables, such as spinach, zucchini or green peas. Some herbivores do not have large stomaches and may need to be fed more frequently than others.

Carnivores- Are meat-eating fish that prefer to feed on frozen or live food such as bloodworms or shrimp. Many will happily eat dry foods too.

 

WHAT TO FEED YOUR FISH

WHAT TO FEED YOUR FISH

The most common cause of death in fish comes from overfeeding them. When purchasing your fish, ensure you speak to the aquarium retailer and ask for suggestions on what is the best type of food for your fish.

Once you have an understanding on what nutrition best suits your fish, always refer to the fish food labels on how much to feed them and seek advice from your aquarium retailer.

Here is a brief description of the available types of food:

DRY FOOD

Available in flakes and pellet form, dry food can be kept for a long time if purchased in small quantities. Make sure that the dry food you choose has a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals to maintain good health. It is recommended for larger fish to be fed pellets. Aqua One’s fish flakes are formulated with the highest quality ingredients to help fish thrive, develop colouration and maintain good health

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FROZEN FOOD

Frozen fish food is easy to dispense, defrost then feed to your fish.  Aqua One’s frozen munch food range, provides all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to maintain happy and healthy fish. It is important to fully defrost frozen fish food before feeding

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FRESH

Some fish will eat a small bit of pea, zucchini, or prawn. Your fish's type will determine what healthiest fresh food for it is. We recommend partially cooking veggies, then letting them cool to room temperature before giving your fish a small morsel. You can also chop up prawn, they're absolutely scrumptious (for you and the fish). Very few fish will only eat live food

 

TYPES OF FEEDING BEHAVIOURS

TYPES OF FEEDING BEHAVIOURS

SURFACE FEEDERS

Top dwelling fish have upturned mouths which are designed to feed close to the top of the surface. They will hover around the top of the tank waiting for their next meal which most commonly is flake food or pellets.

MIDWATER FEEDERS

Middle dwelling fish have mouths directly in the middle and requires food that will slowly sink to the middle level such as flakes or pellets which are slow sinking. They will generally also surface or bottom feed.

BOTTOM FEEDERS

Bottom dwelling fish have downward facing mouths which make it easier for them to eat at the bottom of the tank. Sinking food such as pellets or frozen food such as shrimp will ensure that those in the lower section of the tank will receive enough food.




 

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