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Feed the fish

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The first, and perhaps the main question asked by novice aquarists – how and what to feed the fish. At the initial stage, this question raises great doubts.

You can watch as the fish swim around the feeders gathering food, as much as you like, so beginners can overfeed pets, throwing handfuls of food to them all day. But do not forget that aquarium inhabitants can also overeat, which will have a bad effect on health and water.

At the beginning of the conversation it may seem that this question is easy and unambiguous, in fact, everything is much more complicated. If you want to become a real aquarist, and not the unfortunate host, who once a day throws flakes to their pets, you will have to thoroughly study the issue of feeding the aquarium inhabitants and find their individual approach to them.

Proper feeding is a pledge of healthy fish that behave actively and beautifully shimmer with the best flowers.

If at intervals it became clear, then with what to give them, not really. Aquarists use four types of feed:

  1. Live food;
  2. Branded;
  3. Vegetable;
  4. Frozen.

Ideal if you will combine all types of feed. In this case, your fish will be healthy and will give you an aesthetic pleasure playing its colors.

It is not excluded that fish will eat only vegetable or only protein food, it all depends on the breed of aquarium inhabitants. In nature, someone chooses a vegetarian lifestyle, but someone does not mind to eat their own kind.

But if you disassemble most of the fish, it is better to use a mix of several feeds. Purchased branded food can be used as the main food, regularly please fish with live food and sometimes give vegetable food.

If you decide to go under this scheme, then pay great attention to the choice of branded feed. It is better to give preference to well-known brands that have been on the market for more than one year and are tested by experienced aquarists.

This food is suitable for almost all fish. It is balanced, it contains the necessary vitamins and trace elements.

You can find it in any pet store. Do not confuse branded feed with dry. Food consisting of dried daphnia, cyclops or gammarus is not the best food for the daily diet of your fish.

It is not desirable to feed with such food, because it is deficient in nutrients, it is poorly absorbed and, among other things, is an allergen for humans.

Food live food – the most preferred option. The fish should be given regularly as an additional feeding every other day.

Like people, aquarium residents love a variety of foods, so try to alternate food as much as possible. The most common are the chimneyweed, bloodworm and coretil. The only, but very significant disadvantage is that this type of food is most often mined in its natural environment, which means that it is possible to bring the infection into your water body.

It is best to freeze it before feeding fish. This method kills a number of harmful bacteria.

Featuring an alternative to live food – frozen. Agree, not everyone can be measured with the settlement in the fridge of live worms.

For such there is an alternative – frozen worms. They are easy to dose, they are stored for a long time, contain a full set of vitamins.

If you carefully study the pet stores, you can find miksovannyh species, where in one pack will be all three popular types of worms.

Vegetable food is an integral part of fish life in the natural environment. Most fish will have to try and cook green food.

Of course, feeding predators with grass is stupid, but the rest will gladly enjoy the greenery suitable for them. It is difficult to give general recommendations, since different fish prefer different feeds. There are several options for plant foods:

To natural can be attributed cucumber, zucchini or cabbage. Such feeding will allow you to enjoy your clean aquarium with healthy and beautiful fish.

With proper feeding, the lifespan of the fish increases.

FEEDING GOLDEN FISHES

AS? WHAT AND HOW MUCH?

Goldfish – extremely playful, cheerful and voracious creatures. They quickly get used to the person of their breadwinner, and as they approach the aquarium, they jump out of the water like piranhas with hungry eyes.

This behavior of your waterfowl pets can be repeated 10 times a day, but this does not mean that the goldfish are hungry all this time. This is just a conditioned reflex. It is necessary to feed your pets 1-2 times a day with one pinch of dry food.

This is quite enough for their normal growth and development. If you feed more often, the fish will behave very sluggish, in addition their life expectancy will be reduced.

Despite the fact that the process of feeding goldfish can bring you a lot of pleasure – do not abuse it. In fish, there is no sense of saturation. Do not forget about it.

So do not overdo it. And your pets will long please your eyes and soothe raging thoughts.
And now from the lyrics, to the point!

Goldfish need a balanced diet. Their diet should include both live food – bloodworm, artemia, daphnia, rotifers and other food: dry and especially vegetable.

If we talk about proportions, then in my opinion for goldfish, this proportion looks like 40% live, dry and 60% vegetable food.

Live food, adore all the fish and gold is no exception. When keeping Zolotuh in an aquarium, it is better to use frozen live food, as they are safer than full-scale.

Dry feed – a universal remedy for feeding any fish. Manufacturers of aquarium feed took care of the usefulness of the diet. Therefore, if you wake up to feed goldfish only with such food, then this will be quite enough for their well-being.

But if you want to feed your goldfish to be elite))). It is necessary to introduce vegetable feed and only natural.

How is this achieved ?! Yes, very simple.

You need to breed Leopard or Riccia, Well, it is very golden love this aquarium vegetation.

Here, please see how much duckweed grows in my week in an aquarium with scalars. All she goes to feed goldfish.
Economical and non-GMO!


As it is known, duckweed and riccia grow very quickly and do not require special conditions for maintenance. For a week you will grow it on a scale sufficient for goldfish to feed. It should be diluted in a separate aquarium and transferred to scrofula 2-a – 3 times a week.

That’s all you need.

It is necessary to distinguish the feeding of goldfish in the aquarium and in the pond.

For feeding goldfish in a pond, it is recommended to use meat chips mixed with bread, as well as hard boiled cereals: buckwheat, oatmeal, millet, etc. The pond must be with vegetation.

If anyone is interested in this question, I recommend you to talk with our user “Muri”, she is a noble owner of goldfish in the pond!

I feed my goldfish with the following formula:

Resurrection – live food, Monday – Wednesday is dry and substitutes, Thursday – duckweed, Friday – Saturday – dry and duckweed.

On this kind of food my scrubs are fat and fluffy. 🙂

WHAT FEEDS CAN BE ADVISED:

To date, only Tetra produces 13 types of feed for goldfish, which indicates the great popularity of these cute creatures.

Let us dwell on each of them:

Main feed, 9 species

Tetra Goldfish Pro

High quality balanced nutritional food for all types of goldfish.

Tetra Goldfish Pro has a high nutritional value due to low-temperature manufacturing technology.

The optimized ratio of proteins and fats provides better absorption of nutrients and guarantees an improved digestive process.

It has a low level of water pollution, as a result, a decrease in algae growth and water purity.

The new formula of universal chips:

– the yellow center contains krill to enhance natural coloring and maintain muscle development;

– the red rim contains nutritional elements;

– omega-3 fatty acids provide healthy growth;

– contains shrimp to improve the taste.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

Intensive scientific research, carefully selected ingredients, advanced technologies and constant monitoring ensure consistently high quality.

Tetra goldfish

Nutritious flakes are suitable for all types of goldfish.

Contain all the necessary nutrients and trace elements

improves health, vitality and color richness.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

A formula Clean Clear Water – improves the digestibility of the feed and reduces the amount of fish excrement, which allows you to keep the water clean and clear.

Feeding fish is very convenient thanks to a special cap for accurate dosage.

Tetra Goldfish Color

Balanced feed suitable for all types of goldfish – to improve color.

Offers a varied diet, achieved through an optimally selected composition of flakes with a high content of natural color enhancers, which allow you to show all the beauty of your fish.

This type of food contains all the necessary nutrients and trace elements that help improve health and vitality.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

A formula Clean Clear Water – improves the digestibility of the feed and reduces the amount of fish excrement, which allows you to keep the water clean and clear.

Tetra Goldfish Energy

Nutritious sticks for all types of goldfish.

These floating rods will not only improve the health of the fish, but also increase the resistance to diseases.

Ensure the consumption of the optimal amount of fat, which is easily absorbed by the body and serves as a reserve source of energy.

Tetra Goldfish Color Sticks

Crumb, developed on the basis of the new BioActive formula for all types of goldfish.

Floating small granules with a high content of algae (spirulina) provide a wealth of natural coloring of fish and increase the body’s resistance to disease.

Perfectly assimilated by a full-fledged plant composition.

TetraGoldfishGranules

Floating pellets for all types of gold fish.

Granules are fully eaten with fish and provide good nutrition.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

TetraGoldfishMenu

Balanced feed for all goldfish.

The package contains 4 different feeds in one can: chips with high nutritional value; granules for good coloring; flakes for biologically balanced nutrition; daphnia as a treat for

Tetra Goldfish Weekend

Compact sticks for all types of goldfish.

Food sticks are easy to dose and they last for 9 days!

High content of vital minerals and proteins and

unique production process – allows you to get a hard food that does not contain difficult-to-digest binders and does not degrade the quality of water.

Tetra goldfish holiday

Vacation feed for all types of goldfish.

Healthy food for 14 days.

Patented formula contains Daphnia, essential vitamins, trace elements and minerals.

Do not muddy water, easy to dose.

Special premium feed, 4 species

Tetra Goldfish Gold Exotic

Premium food for all types of goldfish with high quality protein, supports growth and contributes to the health of fish.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

A formula Clean Clear Water – improves the digestibility of the feed and reduces the amount of fish excrement, which allows you to keep the water clean and clear.

It has excellent digestibility, both at high and at low temperatures.

Ideal high-quality food capable of maintaining the perfect shape of your fish.

Granules soften quickly, so the fish can easily eat them.

TetraGoldfishGoldGrowth

Premium food for all types of goldfish with high quality protein, supports growth and contributes to the health of fish.

Essential nutrients and special ingredients ensure good digestibility.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

A formula Clean Clear Water – improves the digestibility of the feed and reduces the amount of fish excrement, which allows you to keep the water clean and clear.

Ideal high-quality food capable of maintaining the perfect shape of your fish.

Granules soften quickly, so the fish can easily eat them.

Tetra Goldfish Gold Color

Premium food for all types of goldfish, containing carotenoids, spirulina algae and other color enhancers, allowing you to take care of the beautiful appearance of the fish.

The patented formula BioActive – stimulates a healthy state of the immune system and provides a high life expectancy.

A formula Clean Clear Water – improves the digestibility of the feed and reduces the amount of fish excrement, which allows you to keep the water clean and clear.

Ideal high-quality food capable of maintaining the perfect shape of your fish.

Granules soften quickly, so the fish can easily eat them.

TetraGoldfishGoldJapan

Premium feed pellets for all breeding goldfish.

Granulated feed quickly softens in the water and provides a complete and varied diet of fish.

It takes care of balanced nutrition of all types of Japanese goldfish: Oranda, Lionheads, Lelescopes, Riukins, Vualehvostov, etc.

Small in the form of a stick can easily fall to the bottom, which makes it easy for Japanese goldfish to look for food at the bottom to please the habit.

The food is rich in plant proteins that provide optimal digestion and carotenoids that enhance the natural color of fish.

* REMEMBER: undernourishment of fish – it is always better than overfeeding! Especially this rule applies to goldfish.

Otherwise, the aquarium will be dirty, and the fish will be sluggish and suffer from inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

One of the current issues of aquarists who are going to buy a pet Betta splendens, is how to feed the cockerel fish. Many newcomers do not know what kind of food will suit them, what should be the portions. Malnutrition for fish is not as scary as overeating.

Cockerels in the wild – omnivorous fish that prefer to catch insects from the surface of the water, there is benthos and small crustaceans. They are not averse to plucking aquatic plants, such as Javanese moss. Traditionally they are fed with flakes and granules, which are produced by feed manufacturers.

But is this feeding right? This should be sorted out.


Despite the fact that betta betus are omnivorous creatures, but they lead a predatory life. Remember their nickname “Siamese fighting fish”?

They will attack, bite, and eat another fish that is a potential threat to them. This means that protein food is an advantage for them.

Look at the feeding of the cockerel worms (grindal worms).

Food that should be in the diet of the fighting cockerel alternately:

  1. Flakes for fish – you can give a cockerel not very often, they are inexpensive. If the cock refuses him – continue to give him a bloodworm.
  2. Cockerel granules – specially developed feed for Betta splendens. They are sold in pet stores, and are almost a daily feed for roosters. But some pellets are too large for small fish, they drown too quickly, and are perceived as waste.
  3. Dry food – in most pet stores they are, it can be processed bloodworms and artemia. Chickens appreciate such food!


  1. Frozen products – if you have the opportunity to catch or buy from a supplier of live moths, Artemia, a pipe worker in small batches, you can freeze them yourself in the freezer. This is not such an expensive pleasure, and, importantly, they love “freezing”. It is important not to thaw and freeze the feed again, otherwise it will lose its quality and will be unsuitable.
  2. Live food – as mentioned earlier, if you have the opportunity to buy or catch live moth or artemia, they are suitable as food. But there is a remark about such a feeding: worms can reach an infection in the aquarium directly from the pond. If you have a question, why did the fish get sick – maybe the reason for the infected feed? Do not risk with it, better freeze the worms.

See how a cockerel fish eats boiled cabbage.

Summing up the above, the fighting cockerel feeding is possible with the feed of such feed:

  • Frozen or live bloodworm;
  • Frozen or live artemia;
  • Frozen or live daphnia;
  • Frozen vitreous worms (if available);
  • Frozen beef heart;
  • Frozen worms (live pipemaker often carries parasites or bacteria, in a live form it is better to avoid);
  • Frozen shrimp meat;
  • Living earthworms;
  • Live insects and their larvae;
  • Scalded lettuce, spinach.

Frozen foods should not be given at the same time as dry foods, and combine all types of feed. Dry food in large portions can cause digestive problems that can lead to more serious health problems.

When you settled such wonderful pets as goldfish in your home aquarium, the question immediately arises: “How and what to feed these cute creatures?”. In fact, feeding the fish in the aquarium is not difficult.

First, it is an omnivorous species of fish, and secondly, when pets get used to the owner, they can be given food with their own hands.

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