Fish Diet

  1. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Hi guys, I'm wondering what is your fishes diet? Such as what do you guys feed them to vary their diet and how often do you feed them. Thanks


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    Alex126 Valued Member Member

    I feed my fish high end fish flakes. Once a day. Just enough for every one to have a few bites. 2 days out of the week I substute the flakes for frozen blood worms.


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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    That's good. I feed my fish Omega One Super Color Flakes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesdays I feed Freeze Dried Bloodworms. Fridays I feed pellets and Crisps. Saturdays I feed them a mixture of different foods. Sundays I feed peas and Mondays I don't feed so the fish can digest their system well from feeding the peas. But I'm gonna substitute the mixture of foods on Saturdays with the Omega One Frozen Veggie Formula that I just bought. I think it's a nice variety.


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    Alex126 Valued Member Member

    Wow!! Really nicely planed out!!! My fish don't like peas haha.


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  5. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    It really depends on what fish you have but a variety is always good.
    I now mostly have corys & Oto's with a few species of rasboras, the corys get brine shrimp, daphnia, cyclops, brine shrimp, bloodworm & a catfish pellet - not all on the same day of course!
    The Oto's get algae wafers & courgette they also like the catfish pellets, the rasboras get mini pellets & they love cyclops & baby brine shrimp
     
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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member


    Very nice variety! I hope my fish like the frozen food I bought them. I try to give my fish different foods so they have a good diet




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  7. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    My fish get the following:

    Omega 1 Super Color flakes
    New Life Spectrum small fish pellets
    Live Microworms
    Live mosquito larvae
    Frozen bloodworms
    Frozen baby brine shrimp
    Algae wafers
    Freeze dried tubifex worms
    Sinking carnivore wafers
    Live ostracods

    There is no set rotation and I switch things up depending on the situation and what I'm trying to accomplish at the time. With the exception of fry or when I'm trying to induce a spawn my fish are usually only fed 4-5 times a week.
     
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    klj7678 Valued Member Member

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    Mamajin Fishlore VIP Member

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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Frozen or Freeze Dried?


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  11. M

    Mamajin Fishlore VIP Member

    Always frozen. I've heard too many people say they've (people not fish) had an allergic reaction to the freeze dried blood worms, so I've chosen to stick with the frozen cubes just in case.
     
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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Yeah I've heard that too. I feed my fish The Freeze Dried Ones. I will get Frozen Brine Shrimp soon. What do you think is better.? Frozen Brine Shrimp or Frozen Mysis Shrimp?



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    Mamajin Fishlore VIP Member

    That's a great question... I've no idea lol. Perhaps you could Google and research it, and then let us know what you find? I would be very interested in knowing. Papajin has some frozen Mysis Shrimp in the freezer for his saltwater reef tank, but I've never thought about offering it to my own fish. Would be nice if we didn't have to buy different kinds!
     
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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I googled it and the majority of the people say that mysis shrimp is better. They said that mysis shrimp has more nutritional value. But I might just get both.



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  15. M

    Mamajin Fishlore VIP Member

    Great to know... thanks so much!!!
     
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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    No problem


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  17. Siggi

    Siggi Well Known Member Member

    I feed mine twice a day, normally.
    One feeding is flakes (brand: Sera) mixed with Cichlid granules (brand: JBL).
    The other feeding I give my homemade food - no ash, no preservatives, no colourants... only beefheart, fish-fillet, prawns, spinach, cabbage, garlic and orange juice.

    Sometimes, late evening (after lights-out) I feed some black mosquito larvae.
     
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    AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    That's awesome feeding your fish homemade foods! I just fed my fish this Omega One Frozen Veggie Formula and my fish love it! I'm happy the like it. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1407373277.827510.jpg


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  19. Mortisha

    Mortisha Valued Member Member

    Hikari Blood Red Parrot pellets soaked in vitachem, peas, frozen blood worms.
     
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    amdpayne Valued Member Member

    I give my male betta Omega One flakes, and he seems to love them. I'm going to try pellets again with him, but he didn't seem crazy about them before.

    I give my cherry barbs the same flakes, but last night I gave them a different kind... I think it was Tetra Color or something. They seemed to enjoy those too, but so far I'm guessing they're not picky eaters.