Who would have thought feeding fish was so complicated?
Some fish are plant eaters, some meat eaters and some eat both. Different types of fish feed at different levels in the tank and need different kinds of food.
So, which foods
should you buy for your fish?
Depending on the types of fish you have in your tank you may want to buy more than several types of food.
Fish like Bettas and Jack Dempseys like to eat meat and will thrive on
brine shrimp and
freeze dried worms.
Ciclids, Catfish, goldfish and most other fish can be quite happy with
flake fish foods.
Is your fish a top, middle or bottom eater?
Chances are you have some of each in your tank.
The placement of the fishes mouth decides where he likes to eat his food,
so Bettas and Mollies are top feeders, Silver Dollars middle feeders and Catfish and Coreys bottom feeders.
For top feeders, you want to buy a fish food that floats like
or food sticks.
Flake foods float for a while but then gradually sink so they would be good for top, middle and bottom feeders.
Tablet foods and
sink quickly and would be best for bottom feeders. Your bottom feeding plant eaters, might like
while your bottom eating carnivores might prefer
Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets.
You can even buy special mixes like
Vivid Color Flake Food
that will bring out the colors of your tropical fish
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