What are you guys feeding your fish?

Indianasfishkeeper

Here's what mine are getting the next few days
 

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Crispii

I usually feed my fish frozen food on a daily basis.
 

thiqqfish

I use Tetramin Tropical flakes
 

Ismene

Yum yum! I feed mostly HikarI brand stuff, but to get their frozen foods I have to drive to Indy I bought a lot of freeze dried stuff before I read about introducing air into the gut, so I’m thinking I’m going to get some Repashy Soilent Green and put them in that. Like fruit in jello
 

Ryanster

Northfin has superior Ingredients to many, worth the extra cpl $ imo.
 

Ismene

I usually feed my fish frozen food on a daily basis.

Ok, so I’ve seen tons of posts hating on that, but when I first learned about frozen food I thought why wouldn’t you do that??? Seems closer to what they’d eat in the wild. I don’t know, I’m new to most of this.
 

MissPanda

I feed flake food, bug bites, veggies and frozen food. (different varieties of each) I like to mix it up.
 

Crispii

Ok, so I’ve seen tons of posts hating on that, but when I first learned about frozen food I thought why wouldn’t you do that??? Seems closer to what they’d eat in the wild. I don’t know, I’m new to most of this.
That's because I have wild caught fish. The only fish that I don't feed frozen food is by bristlenose pleco.
 

Indianasfishkeeper

I usually feed my fish frozen food on a daily basis.
Do use the same kind all the time ? Or give them a variety ?
 

Indianasfishkeeper

Yum yum! I feed mostly HikarI brand stuff, but to get their frozen foods I have to drive to Indy I bought a lot of freeze dried stuff before I read about introducing air into the gut, so I’m thinking I’m going to get some Repashy Soilent Green and put them in that. Like fruit in jello
I go to the reef at keystone and 56th street I always put my cubes in a cup with some water and fully let them melt for atleast 5-7 min, then I'll pour off the top layer of water and blast them with a blast from the faucet to make sure the cubes are totally broken up and dethawed

Ok, so I’ve seen tons of posts hating on that, but when I first learned about frozen food I thought why wouldn’t you do that??? Seems closer to what they’d eat in the wild. I don’t know, I’m new to most of this.
I agree with this

Variety. Depending on the fish, I would feed bloodworms, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, beefheart, spirulina, BBS, daphnia, or cyclops.
I feel like the variety is better to keep them mixed up
 

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Kitley

so, new to this...so far have fed only the dried flakes and algae tabs. I have zebra danios, platys, a mystery snail and cory cats. Is there something frozen that would work for most of them without investing a lot of dollars at this point? Also my tank is still cycling...fishin so can I still feed frozen food?
 

SoldSpartan

Today I got some freeze dried bloodworms mainly for my African Dwarf Frogs, but I think the Betta fish will benefit from it as well.
 

Indianasfishkeeper

so, new to this...so far have fed only the dried flakes and algae tabs. I have zebra danios, platys, a mystery snail and cory cats. Is there something frozen that would work for most of them without investing a lot of dollars at this point? Also my tank is still cycling...fishin so can I still feed frozen food?

My Cory's and danios both love brine shrimp and bloodworms
 

Kitley

yes,,,planning to get that. Will my other fish leave them alone, do you think?
 

Indianasfishkeeper

yes,,,planning to get that. Will my other fish leave them alone, do you think?
Once it's in the tank it's pretty much fair game lol no real way of controlling who eats what
 

Ismene

I go to the reef at keystone and 56th street


Ha! I go to The Reef, too Their posts on Facebook were so awesome I was like sold! I got most of my fish there, and some frozen blood worms. I accidentally got baby brine shrimp instead of regular, but I’ve read they’re more nutritious because of the yolk, so whatever. I found some San Francisco Bay frozen Emerald Entree at the Petsmart near me, and my fish like it. It’s got mysis shrimp in it and I guess those are more nutritious than brine shrimp. I’ve seen brine shrimp called “popcorn” a lot. So, I guess they’re like fish junk food. I take some tank water out with a small glass, put whatever frozen food I’m going to feed in it, and then drop it in with a pipette/turkey basted/syringe. Or sometimes I just dump in the whole glass of bbs and watch the free-for-all.
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Indianasfishkeeper

The reef is awsome I've gotten 95 percent of my supplies,plants,fish,and driftwood from there !
 

Tez

Mine get fed Bug bites granule food and they just love it.


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Indianasfishkeeper

Mine get fed Bug bite granule food and they just love it.


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Have never seen this before !
 

Ismene

Mine get fed Bug bites granule food and they just love it.
Have never seen this before !

I have been eyeballing those. But, I think I have a fish food fetish. I need to stop buying stuff! I’ve got 5 kinds of freeze dried stuff (hence the Repashy idea), 3 frozen foods, and 3 types of pellets. No more new types of food (except Repashy). Must. Resist.
 

Falena

Omega one for most dried foods. But, HikarI algae wafers, Atison's betta pro, fluval bug bites and a variety of frozen foods. Cyclops, daphnia, brine shrimp, bloodworms, mosquito larvae. Some of these live too, then of course hatch in the bag baby brine shrimp
 

jake37

I let my fish eat each other
 

StarGirl

I feed Bug bites, Omega One flakes, frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp. My Rams get Cichlid pellets too. Mix it up. Todays dinner was bloodworms. They also get an occasional shrimp or Algae pellet.
 

Tez

I feed Bug bites, Omega One flakes, frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp. My Rams get Cichlid pellets too. Mix it up. Todays dinner was bloodworms. They also get an occasional shrimp or Algae pellet.
I see they're spoilt

Bug bites
I tried them with this as it was being given away free in small packets when I was buying guppies when I first started, as I was buying them Tropical flakes and they had the cheek to turn their noses up at it
 

StarGirl

I tried them with this as it was being given away free in small packets when I was buying guppies when I first started, as I was buying them Tropical flakes and they had the cheek to turn their noses up at it
ALL of my fish love them so I don't know. Maybe the sample was really stale?
 

Tez

ALL of my fish love them so I don't know. Maybe the sample was really stale?
I thought I was on an expensive game with my staffy how I treated and looked after him but OMG these are worse
 

Ismene

I let my fish eat each other

15 years ago I had a tank like that. I had swordtails and mystery snails. And a major algae problem/not problem. I never fed them anything, they all ate the algae and each other and I vacuumed the gravel once a month. It was 29 gallons and I probably changed out less than five gallons of water. What can I say, I was a full time nurse and mom and now that I know better I do better.

I need a shrug emoji, my phone keyboard can’t do old skool text emoticons.
 

Tez

15 years ago I had a tank like that. I had swordtails and mystery snails. And a major algae problem/not problem. I never fed them anything, they all ate the algae and each other and I vacuumed the gravel once a month. It was 29 gallons and I probably changed out less than five gallons of water. What can I say, I was a full time nurse and mom and now that I know better I do better.
Look at it this way they survived well
 

Ismene

Look at it this way they survived well

Dude they thrived. It was crazy. I let it go all wild kingdom in there and it went on for a year or more. Crazy livebearers. I broke it down and gave all my fish away because doing a monthly vacuum was more effort than I wanted anymore. Hadn’t had an aquarium in like ten years and then my daughter BEGGED me for a betta. Which I couldn’t let live in a bowl. Which eventually led me back to a 29 gallon.
 

Cgtoxic

my adult guppies get hikarI fancy guppy food but my guppy fries get both flakes and hikari
 

Tez

Dude they thrived. It was crazy. I let it go all wild kingdom in there and it went on for a year or more. Crazy livebearers. I broke it down and gave all my fish away because doing a monthly vacuum was more effort than I wanted anymore. Hadn’t had an aquarium in like ten years and then my daughter BEGGED me for a betta. Which I couldn’t let live in a bowl. Which eventually led me back to a 29 gallon.
It's funny though you on about this because my son in law hardly does his tank and it's proper crapped up and his fish are thriving and fat and now he's having my 22 gallon off me, this i've got to see and I also have a friend who just cleans his once a month and changes some water doesn't touch the filters and his fish are the same and here's me constantly on with mine...it makes you wonder it really does ???????
 

Basil

Right now I’m feeding mainly bug bites, New Life spectrum Thera granules, and a variety of frozen food: bloodworms, spirulina brine shrimp, and a variety mix.
I have one tank that does get ocean nutrition flakes as well.
2 of my tanks also get cooked frozen peas once a week and the barb only tank gets the peas plus a day of spinach.
 

StarGirl

I do feed my BN pleco blanched veggies. My Amanos like them too.
 

Indianasfishkeeper

Did you see how they demolish it before it reaches the bottom
Yes ! Definitely will have to look into that!

It's funny though you on about this because my son in law hardly does his tank and it's proper crapped up and his fish are thriving and fat and now he's having my 22 gallon off me, this i've got to see and I also have a friend who just cleans his once a month and changes some water doesn't touch the filters and his fish are the same and here's me constantly on with mine...it makes you wonder it really does ???????
To be honest I never do water changes I let whatever water wraps off over the weel be my water change always stay up.on filter cleanings and does my plants with liquid ferts and tabs, my plants, fish and tank.in general are thriving

Right now I’m feeding mainly bug bites, New Life spectrum Thera granules, and a variety of frozen food: bloodworms, spirulina brine shrimp, and a variety mix.
I have one tank that does get ocean nutrition flakes as well.
2 of my tanks also get cooked frozen peas once a week and the barb only tankers gets the peas plus a day of spinach.
How do you like the ocean nutrition? What are you feeding with it ?

I do feed my BN pleco blanched veggies. My Amanos like them too.
Never thought of that either!
 

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MissNoodle

I feed bug bites micropellets, bug bites bottomfeeder, aqueon betta pellets (I mixed with the bug bites bottomfeeder), nutrifin MAX tropical flakes, wardley shrimp pellets, algae wafers, omega one frozen foods (usually mysis shrimp and bloodworm), fresh steamed veggies, live mealworms, shrimp and fish from grocery store occasionally, and a homemade gel food (zucchini, broccoli, garlic, spinach, and live mealworms cooked, gelatin added, and cooled/frozen).

Looking to adding in Omega One shrimp pellets in place of the Wardley though and saving Wardley as a treat (theyre good pellets just messy). I offee just a bit of everything, depending on the tank. My nano tank is more limited due to being mostly carnivorous fish and being tiny. The vegetarian parts of my feed is for my farlowella, mollies, platies, barbs, and snails.
 

KinderScout

HikarI micro granules for the fish - an algae wafer for the shrimp - occasionally HikarI Shrimp Cuisine delivered down a tube into the shrimp cave - alternated daily with Gamma frozen foods (copepods, red plankton, daphnia, bloodworm etc ) - on water change days freeze dried tubifex as a treat. Sometimes par-boiled brocollI as a treat for the shrimp.
 

StarGirl

zucchini, broccoli, garlic, spinach, and live mealworms cooked, gelatin added, and cooled/frozen
Well that looks interesting. Whats the recipe? Who do you feed this to?
 

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