Posted in Fish food on March 30th, 2009 by admin – 223 Comments
For all the nutrients that tropical fish require, frozen fish food is one of the few types that contain enough of these essentials. You can ensure that your fish get their proper nutrition by giving them a varied diet. This means that you should feed a combination of fresh, flake and frozen foods. Variety in foods helps ensure your fish’s long-term health.
Frozen seafood, including squid, clams and shrimp, is a great frozen fish food to use as a staple food for your tropical fish. The meat should be rinsed off and chopped finely, to be sure that your fish get all the nutrients it offers.
You can run frozen fish, shrimp or squid over a grater to make shavings for your fish that are bite-sized. You can use different holes in your grater to make different sized pieces, depending on the sizes of the fish you’re feeding.
One of the favorite foods of tropical fish is frozen shrimp. Even finicky eaters that may normally be hard to feed will readily accept the tiny shrimp. Shrimp are also a very nutritious type of frozen fish food, with lots of fats and protein.
Flake food is usually a large part of the diet of tropical aquarium fish, but frozen foods have a place in their diet as well. Brine shrimp and krill are a good addition to that diet, but feed other foods in addition to frozen. Crustaceans like shrimp are rich in pigments that can help your fish maintain their bold colors.
Adding frozen fish food to your rotation of feeds for your fish will help you keep your tropical fish healthy and beautiful.
Posted in Fish food on March 27th, 2009 by admin – 176 Comments
Homemade fish food is the best way to insure that your fish get the best ingredients you can provide for them. To make a food supplement that is high in amino acids for fish nutrition, you can use a whole salmon, a hard boiled egg, frozen peas, duck weed, fish oil and freeze dried brine shrimp. Blend the entire mixture and add corn starch to dehydrate the paste. This will create a supplement high in DL-methionine and rich in carotene, which will help keep your fish colorful.
If you want to make homemade fish food in a frozen form, you can substitute gelatin powder for the corn starch.
If you have carnivorous fish, you can add more whole fish to the supplement and decrease the amount of duckweed used. You can add calamari for carnivores, too. Make sure that any ink is removed from the squid.
In the tropical fish world, there are not many recipes for homemade fish food. The most complex food would be algae that you grow in your own tank (a different one from the fish).
One other popular recipe uses lettuce, apples, oranges, yams, broccoli, peas and carrots. Blend these ingredients together and add crab legs or shrimp, and smelt. Blend the mixture again, until it has a consistency like mud. Add 9 tablespoons of boiling water and 9 tablespoons of gelatin to the mixture, and then allow it to cool. This homemade fish food has many of the nutrients that are essential to your fish’s health.
Posted in Fish food on March 24th, 2009 by admin – 179 Comments
What type of shrimp food do you use, and when should you feed your shrimp? Shrimp need food that has good quality ingredients, and is nutritionally balanced, so that they will grow in a healthy manner. Your shrimp food should include minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, fat and protein. The actual levels of nutrients will depend on the age of the shrimp you are feeding.
Managing your feed properly is an essential part of profitable and successful shrimp culture. You will also need to be careful not to overfeed, or you will run into problems with the water in your pond. Managing shrimp food properly will also save you from wasting feed and the problem of having it accumulate at the bottom of your pond.
There are different grades of shrimp food, and these usually reflect specific nutritional needs during various stages of growth. The average shrimp feed can contain about 40% protein, 22 % fiber, and lower amounts of ash, lipids, moisture and carbohydrates. If you store your food improperly, and it is exposed to damp conditions, it should not be fed. Store your feed in a dry, cool area that is well-ventilated.
Don’t use any shrimp food that has been stored for three months or more. By that time it may have lost some of its nutritional value, and may even be dangerous to feed. Buy your feed in small quantities, not in bulk, so that you’ll know it is fresh.
Shrimp food pellets should not dissolve when you put them in water – they should keep their shape for two hours or more. If you use unstable feed, the shrimp will not eat it, and it will pollute the water in your pond. Go for top quality, and you will see the best results in your shrimp breeding.
Posted in Fish food on February 28th, 2009 by admin – 258 Comments
There are two types of koi fish food: sinking and floating. Kois eat at the bottom, therefore sinking koi food is better suited. Koi food is available in different sizes. Try to offer them food which is small enough for the smallest fishes in the pond.
Koi fish food contains proteins, fats, carbohydres, minerals and vitamins. These ingridients are essential for a good growth and health. Additionally the food can contain special ingredients for improving there color quality., for example some special algae.
Kois also can eat certain live food, they like cockles, worms or prawns. Special live koi food is imported from Japan during all the year, this is very costly, but it can help to improve the health and color of the koi fishes. Sometimes brown bread is also used for feeding kois, but white bread can harm the fishes, so don’t feed it. Also avoid vegetables with hard outer casing, kois cannot digest this type of food. Try to feed a good balance of quality or homemade koi fish food for a maximum of health and beauty.
Posted in Fish food on February 28th, 2009 by admin – 317 Comments
Goldfish are omnivores, this means they can eat almost anything, vegetables or meat. Goldfish need less protein than other common aquarium fishes, so they need other food. The retailers sell different types of goldfish food.
Goldfish flakes have another composition than the standard fish flakes because of the different nutrition feed of goldfish. Goldfish food pellets have the same ingredients as flakes, but are compressed in pellet form. Frozen food brings the benefits of life food, daphnia, tubifex worms, brine shrimp and other frozen goldfish food are available. Some professionals feed live food to their fishes, although it can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Bacterias or other deseases could be the consequence.
Some household or other homemade food can also be given to goldfishes, like lettuce or cooked peas, just shred it and give it to your fishes. Their are some receips on the internet for special gel goldfish food. These are very easy to digest. This will give your goldfish another bit of diet variety.