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Infusoria is an old fashioned name for aquatic microorganisms such as Protozoa and unicellular algae. Aquarists feed infusoria to their tiniest fish fry, such as those of tetras, gouramis and bettas. These fry are too small to eat microworms or brine shrimps. If you want to breed small egglayers, then you will need infusoria. How […]

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Basic Fish Diet

You must make sure that the type, form and amount of food you provide is right for your particular specimens. A poor diet or overfeeding can endanger the health of your fishes. The aim is to match, as closely as possible, the diet that a fish would eat in the wild. There are three different […]

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Feeding Methods

One of the secrets of good fishkeeping is to feed sparingly. Fishes will stop eating when they have enough, and any uneaten food will begin to decompose in the tank and eventually cause pollution problems. Judging the Correct Amount of Food You shouldn’t give fishes any more food than they will eat in two to […]

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Microworms, Panagrellus redivivus are another wonders to fish breeders. They are cheap, convenient and reliable. They are high in proteins and fats, which is ideal for fry. Microworms are easily cultured on oatmeal mash. They grow rapidly, each worm reproducing in 20 hours under ideal conditions. The younger stages are smaller than newly hatched brine […]

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Manufactured Foods

Manufactured or Prepared foods are those foods that are non-living and are made by the aquarist or bought already prepared for consumption for fish. Foods are produced in several forms – pellets, flakes, tablets, granules and food sticks. Each type is designed to behave differently in water, float or sink, so as to suit the […]

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Grindalworms, Enchytraeus buchholzi are small worms high in protein, vitamins and minerals. They are related to Whiteworms, Enchytraeus albidus, but much easier to culture and much more productive. Mrs. Morton Grindal of Sweden extracted these worms from her whiteworms cultures and made her name famous in fishkeeping. Almost all fishes eat grindalworms, the smaller worms […]

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Frozen and freeze-dried foods

These are freshly caught natural foods that were freeze-dried, or frozen for storage and can be fed to fishes at a later date, with no degradation of their food values. Frozen foods are high quality foods for your fish and are usually high in proteins and fats. You may start to notice that your fish […]

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Live food for fishes

These foods can be found in gardens, ponds and rivers but can also be found at your local fish store. Live fish food include earthworms, water fleas (Daphnia), bloodworms and feeder fish. Live foods for fry include infusoria, newly hatched brine shrimp (Artemia salina) and microworms. These are the most preferred type of food for […]

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