Tropical Fish Food - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Tropical Fish Food

Tropical Fish Food

This is a discussion on Tropical Fish Food within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I give my bettas frozen BW once a week, usually once a month (because I get lazy) :) But with even more tropical fish, ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Discus
Discus
Black Widow Tetra
Black Widow Tetra
Like Tree2Likes

Reply
Old 06-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #11
 
Neil D's Avatar
 
I give my bettas frozen BW once a week, usually once a month (because I get lazy) :)

But with even more tropical fish, I'm hoping once every two weeks would work. Thanks guys!

What have you heard about live feeding brine shrimp?
Neil D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 07:33 AM   #12
 
Live and frozen foods can be great in balanced amounts. They are best if used more as treats. chopped worms (redworms/nightcrawlers), insect larvae...
The only issue is that many of these are high in fat, but low in protein so should be fed sparingly. Fish love them and kids love candy, but it's not a good steady diet.
I often feed my fish frozen brine shrimp after the weekly water change as a treat.
(and I have some angel fry that I'm feeding frozen baby brine shrimp).


Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil D View Post
I give my bettas frozen BW once a week, usually once a month (because I get lazy) :)

But with even more tropical fish, I'm hoping once every two weeks would work. Thanks guys!

What have you heard about live feeding brine shrimp?
AbbeysDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 08:51 AM   #13
 
fish monger's Avatar
 
Live baby brine shrimp are an excellent treat and very nutritious. They are often used as a first fry food and to encourage spawning in some species. The most difficult part in hatching brine shrimp eggs for me, is keeping the hatchery at a high enough temperature. There are hatcheries that are actually placed inside the aquarium. That takes care of the temperature issue; however, they are so small that the number of shrimp produced at one time is fairly low. I'm sure our members have some very good recipes. If you want to raise the brine shrimp to adult size, well, then you're almost getting into another type of tank.
fish monger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 08:59 AM   #14
 
Byron's Avatar
 
As has been said, live and frozen foods should always be considered "treats" and not fed regularly.
Once a week or at most twice is all that bloodworms should be fed. Frozen daphnia is a good frozen food too, better (more nutrition) than shrimp. I personally wouldn't waste time and effort on live shrimp unless when raising fry, as the nutritional value is almost nil except in newly hatched brine shrimp.

And on the topic of nutrition, there is good nutrition in most prepared foods, esp if you stay with NLS and Omega One. If fish will eat these--and most will--they will have a better diet than any frozen or even live foods unless you are able to culture various insect larvae.

I have found most smallish fish like cardinals to be better with the micro pellet NLS food. My cardinals gobble this up, but fuss over the larger size. And larger fish will readily eat the micro; my Congo Tetra are so fast at grabbing these micro pellets as they sink that none reach the bottom.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tropical Fish Food - Take 2 AbbeysDad Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 42 12-04-2011 08:35 AM
Goldfish Food For Tropical Fish Fish4Andy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 01-16-2011 12:41 PM
Tropical fish food Mean Harri Freshwater and Tropical Fish 17 03-13-2010 01:30 PM
Tropical Fish Food RandallW20 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 08-10-2009 06:47 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 AM.