Feed for fish: types and features of the diet
Feed for fish and its quality are of great importance in the growth, development, health and coloring of fish. Food should be diversified as much as possible and try to make it more balanced.Whatever nutritional value is not food, but feeding the “inhabitants” of the aquarium with only one species is wrong. All fish food can be divided into dry and live.
They, perhaps, the most common, but are much cheaper than living, and can be stored for a very long time, but on nutritional value are much inferior. These are dried crustaceans or feeds for aquarium fish of factory production with vitamins.
Live food for aquarium fish
This is the most useful and natural food, getting that, the fish grow very quickly, but do not forget about the diversity and overfeed the pets. Live feed can be caught independently or bought in the store. Some amateurs even bred it at home.
Fish nutrition can be diversified with vegetable feed, in particular, live plants. In the second place by value is dried plants, and then - purchased feed.
Food for fish, which is considered the most useful, it is the bloodworm, daphnia and gammarus.
Motyl is a larva of an ordinary mosquito and is used on fishing instead of worms, but smaller larvae are needed to feed aquarium fish. Although this also depends on the size of your pets. The butterfly is used as a live food, it is usually not dried.
Daphnia is a small crustacean, less than 0.5 cm. It is most often used as a dry food, but it is also a living universal food for fish of various sizes and breeds.
Gammarus is also referred to as crustaceans, but its size already reaches 2 cm. The cancer has a thick, rigid shell, so it is not digested. Therefore, a dry fish food is prepared from it, which turns out to be very nutritious.
Proper nutrition provides not only the availability of proper food. Proper feeding is also important. Overfeeding of fish is one of the main causes of diseases and death of aquarium inhabitants. In addition, that obevshshaya fish easily gets inflammation of the stomach, the remaining uneaten food decomposes in water, causing an increase in the level of toxic ammonia. Basically, fish do not die of hunger, although they should not be hungry either. There is a rule that the fish needs a quantity of food the size of the eye pupil, but it is suitable mainly for small species.
An adult healthy fish calmly conducts food without food, especially if there are plants in the aquarium, for several weeks. It is clear that this does not apply to fry that needs abundant and frequent feeding so that they can grow up healthy. It is better not to feed the fish at all during your absence than to ask neighbors or an unauthorized person to control food, as they are often overfed and fish die. In addition, hungry pets less pollute the water, and the aquarium remains clean during the absence of the owners.
Fish food must be fresh, nutritious. The usual rule to follow is to give the amount of dry food twice a day to the inhabitants of the aquarium so that it is eaten in five minutes.