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How to feed the fish in the aquarium

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One of the first questions that people ask sellers of aquarium fish – and how to feed them correctly? You may think that this is a simple question, but far from it.

Of course, if you do not want to bother yourself, you can just throw a few flakes into the aquarium, but if you want your fish to be healthy, play with all the colors of the rainbow and delight you, then we will tell you how to properly feed the aquarium fish.

I would say that the majority of aquarists feed their fish correctly, but too often they have to see how over-feeding turns the jar into a foul-smelling swamp or fish that is so overwhelmed that they forget how to swim.

And it is easy to understand why this is happening. There is no specific standard, and feeding fish may not be an easy task for a beginner.

The fact is that with the fish, we most interact during feeding. And so you want to feed them a little bit more.

And a novice aquarist feeds the fish, every time he sees that they are lonely asking for feed from the front glass. And most of the fish will ask for food even when they are about to burst (this applies especially to cichlids), and it is so hard to understand when it is already enough.

And yet – how often do you need and how many times to feed aquarium fish? Fish should be fed 1-2 times a day (for adult fish, fry and adolescents should be fed much more often), and with the amount of food that they eat in 2-3 minutes.

Ideally, no food would get to the bottom (but do not forget to feed catfish separately). We will immediately agree that we are not talking about herbivores, for example, ancistrus or brocade catfish.

These eat almost around the clock, scraping algae. And do not worry, it is not necessary to carefully monitor each time if they ate, just a couple of times a week look.

Why is it so important not to overfeed the fish? The fact is that overfeeding negatively affects the state of the aquarium.

Food falls to the bottom, gets into the ground, rots and starts to spoil the water, while serving as a nutrient base for harmful algae.
At the same time in the water accumulate nitrates and ammonia, which poison the fish and plants.
Dirty, algae-covered aquariums with sick fish are often the result of overfeeding and dirty water.

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.

How, what and how much to feed Goldfish? description of the photo video.

Fish should be fed frequently, but feed in small quantities. For a golden fish to grow well, it needs a balanced diet.

If you feed the fish incorrectly, it will not live long, besides, it will negatively affect its growth.

The feed should contain vitamins, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and proteins. Best for their food fit special flakes.

But the flakes should be alternated with other food, so that there is no monotony. If a golden fish eats properly, it will be vigorous and healthy.

Good feed in balls is high in protein. Balls should be soaked in aquarium water for ten minutes before giving them to the fish.

It must be remembered that the balls are not suitable for all goldfish: some begin to have problems with buoyancy. If this happens, immediately stop giving such food.

Feed the fish better with a well-defined interval. In this case, it is less likely that you will overfeed or, on the contrary, forget to feed them.

From time to time, give the fish fresh vegetables, such as carrots, peas and spinach. They should be slightly scalded (dunk in boiling water) to make it softer, but not boil.

Peas need to be cleaned. Instead of vegetables, you can buy seaweed fish, for example, spirulina.

If you feed the fish, not only you, but also your friends and relatives, make sure they know when and how much food you can give.

The amount of feed for goldfish

It is better if one person is engaged in feeding the goldfish, but if there are several family members, they should know how much food you can give to the fish. Goldfish always feel hungry, but at the same time they eat only a few pieces of food at a time.

This is because a greater amount of food is not digested, slags are obtained from it.

How often to feed the fish? It is better to do it 3 times a day.

And at one time they give as much food as a fish can eat. Superfluous food in the aquarium should not be, because the water will become cloudy.

The optimal amount of feed for a goldfish is one pinch between two fingers.

AQUARIUM FISHES WHICH CAN BE WITHOUT OXYGEN AND AIR

Elena Gabrielyan

Adult fish are fed once a day, 6 days a week and given just enough so that within 2 to a maximum of 5 minutes they are completely eaten without any residue, 1 day should be unloading (fish are not fed). It is best to feed in the morning an hour after turning on the light in the aquarium.
Teenagers are fed 2 times in the morning and evening in the same morning one hour after the light is turned on and in the evening one hour before it is turned off.
Water NEVER CHANGES completely, but only replaces 1 to 7 to 10 days with a ground siphon of 10-20% of the total.

Olga Valanina

It depends on what kind of fish you better go to the zoo shop to get tips. Then they will tell you only how to feed crucians.

It is necessary to change the water correctly, if you drain more than you need, the fish will die. How to do it all and a hose for changing the water is in the zoo shop.

Natalia A.

It all depends on what kind of fish, adult fish are fed 1-2 times a day, once a week, unloading, teenagers 3-4, men more often and little by little, during the feeding time Lena stated everything, I will repeat a maximum of 5 minutes the feed should to be eaten, it is better to underfed the fish than to overfeed, a half-starved fish is a healthy fish, it does not change correctly, but water is replaced, all the dirt from the bottom is collected with a siphon, while part of the water is drained, freshly replenished is replenished, changes are made every 7-10 25-30% days.

Sergey Romanov

Regardless of the size and type of fish, you need to feed once a day (adults) the feeder should be in the same place, food should be eaten within 5-10 minutes, it is desirable to remove the remains. The best food is a small bloodworm, do not forget to wash it so that the infection in the aquarium is not brought, if the feed is dry, then select, depending on the type of fish, bottom feed sinking granules that live near the surface (like iris) with floating granules. Water can be changed 2-3 times a month, with equal intervals of 1/5 of the volume, in this case, you can not even defend the water.

And there is a lot of literature on this topic, read do not be lazy!

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