It is difficult and dangerous to feed aquarium fish with natural live food. The ecology of natural reservoirs leaves much to be desired and with the feed caught in them you can bring infections to the aquarium.
The best way out is to use ready-made branded dry feeds that are absolutely safe, are developed according to the physiological needs of a certain group of fish and are additionally supplied with vitamins.
The most common dry foods are flakes and pellets. These feeds are available in various sizes, so they are suitable for feeding fish of various sizes. Dry factory feeds have a very low moisture content, which prevents the development of pathogenic bacteria in them and ensures long-term storage. An important point is that these feeds pollute the water in the aquarium very little.
Most aquarium fish easily and quickly get used to dry industrial food, grow well and multiply, feeding on such mixtures.
It is very important to acquire high-quality dry food with good nutritional value and able to satisfy all the nutritional needs of the fish.
Dry feeds can be both basic and specialized. The former are suitable for feeding most of the fish, while the latter are designed for the specific species. For example, sinking plates or tablets are designed for bottom fish. It should be remembered that even among the same order of fish there are herbivores and carnivores, and one type of food will not suit them.
For a variety of diet aquarium fish for sale there are special treats and feeding.
High-quality food with an optimal set of nutrients strengthens the immune system, improves color and enhances the vital energy of the fish.
In the production of professional dry feeds, raw materials are exposed to temperature, as a result they give the desired consistency and shape.
Dry feeds are divided into the following types:
one. Flakes. This type of dry food can feed the fish that live in all layers of water. The advantages of flakes are their good digestibility due to the unique method of grinding raw materials, long shelf life and minimal contamination of feed with water.
2 Granules slowly fall to the bottom and are well eaten by fish. Feed pellets produce a variety of sizes, so they can feed even fry.
3 Chips almost all types of ornamental fish are suitable for feeding. The amount of energy in this type of food is quite high, the nutritional properties are stored in large quantities due to low-temperature processing. Constant feeding of fish with chips reduces the amount of nitrates in the water.
four. Sticks used mainly for feeding large fish species.
five. Jelly Produced from natural raw materials: daphnia, bloodworms, artemia, crustaceans. This food is 2 times more nutritious than frozen food due to the addition of proteins, fats, auxiliary microelements and vitamins. Aquatic organisms that are the basic raw materials for the production of jelly are a very good additive to the basic diet of fish.
Specialized feed can be intended not only for a certain type of fish, but also for fry or fish, the color of which has lost its brightness.
Quality feeds are packed in hermetic containers to prevent spoilage. Purchase food only in opaque cans and with intact lids tightly closed. The ingress of moisture, heat or light destroys some vitamins and promotes the formation of bacteria. Store food should also be in a dry, dark and not hot place. Do not store open feed for more than 3 months, otherwise its nutritional value will significantly decrease.