How much food and what kind of food should be given to aquarium fish so that the water does not dim so that the fish develop well? This question is asked by many novice aquarists. It is easiest to resolve this issue by giving food in small portions. As soon as the fish stop eating, the feeding must be stopped.
Nestrachno if a few worms will not be eaten. And even better if they are eaten by snails, which are specifically for this plant in the aquarium. But we must not forget that those snails that are found in our waters often carry various parasites that cause fish diseases. Aquariums contain the following types of snails: fizy (Physa fontinalis and Ph. Rubra), coils (Planorbis corneus), ground snail (Melanoides tuberculata) and ampoule (Ampularia gigas).
All of them. the orderlies, feeding on not eaten fish feed and rotten parts of plants.
It is enough to feed the fish in a species aquarium once a day, it is better at the same hours. If for one reason or another the food will not be given to the fish for one or two days, there is nothing dangerous about it. Even if the fish are not fed for 5–8 days, provided that this is not the rule, no irreversible processes will occur. Of course, it is preferable to feed fry and adult fish with live food: bloodworm, pipe worker, enkhitreya, koretra, daphnia, cyclops, etc. You can also feed with dry food such as daphnia, gammarus.
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The advantage of live feed over dry can not be overemphasized. Therefore, dry food can only be consumed temporarily; in no case can they be consumed constantly. In the absence of live feed, you can include fish fillet, beef heart, lean beef in the feed ration. All these types of feed are used frozen.
They are planed on a fine grater and in this form are fed to fish. In this case, the more you can not give a large amount of food. It is even better to use the moth, koreter, and daphnia in frozen form, which lovers store in natural water bodies when forage organisms are abundant there.
Some fish need vegetable feed. In this case, chopped and scalded leaves of lettuce and spinach are usually used. When breeding fish, an additional problem arises. feeding the fry.
This is especially true for friars. Fry are usually so small that they need special feed of small sizes. Therefore, before embarking on the breeding of fishes, it is necessary to solve the problem with feed. In viviparous fish, feeding fry is not difficult, since they are relatively large and literally from the first days are able to eat Cyclops. A very important problem is the preservation of live feed.
The easiest and most reliable way is to store live food at a relatively low temperature (on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator). Bloodworm is well preserved in a damp (but not damp) linen cloth, a tubule. in a flat bath with a minimum layer of water that does not cover its surface.
When storing, the tubule should be flushed at least once a day. To do this, it is placed in a vessel with water and shaken. The live pipemaker settles on the bottom, and the dead along with the mucus secreted by it remains in suspension. Water with suspension poured. After several such washes, the pipe worker is shifted back to the bath. Of the live feed, the pipe worker is probably the most stable: it remains alive for 2–3 weeks.
The choke can be stored in the same way as the bloodworm, or you can store it in a jar without water with an airtight lid. Live daphnids and cyclops are stored in water; at the same time, of course, it is important that their concentration is not excessive. To store them, you can use the fruit tray in the fridge.
If live food is purchased once a week, it is more expedient to feed not all species to fish at once. Observing a certain sequence, taking into account what kind of food dies more likely, you can feed the fish only live food for a week.
In the first days, they give daphnia or cyclops, then moths, and even later. the rootlet and, in conclusion, the pipemill as the most stable. Of course, it is necessary to strive for feeding with various types of live food, but this does not mean that diversity is a dogma from which it is impossible to deviate. With an excess of live food should not be completely excluded from the diet dry. At least once every 10-15 days, fish are advised to give dry food. Dry food should be stored in jars with sealed lids. It is very useful to have special feeders in the aquarium to give the shaker, bloodworms, as well as dry food.