Caring for Fish

When caring for fish it’s important to feed them correctly and on time.  Failure to do so can have consequences that are very bad for the health of your pet.  Make sure that you do your research on the species of fish that you have so you can get the food that is ideal for that specific kind.

The first step is to start with a quick google search on that species to see what kind of food is ideal.  There are omnivore, herbivore and carnivore fish and they all need different amounts of protein and other nutrients in their diet.  Some exotic species of aquarium fish require special diets that are more challenging to put together.

When you get to the pet store the first thing you will want to do is read the label and determine the protein content and nutrient percentage of that food.  The research that you did earlier will come in handy here and help you to make the best choice.  Most of the time the labels will make your job easy and have options like “betta food” and “koi food”.

The 4 main types of food that you will encounter at the store are: flake, grain, wafer and tablet.  The most popular type for aquarium fish is flake, whereas pellet food is more ideal for pond fish.

Omnivore fish like goldfish require a diet that is about 30% protein and like flake food because it floats at the surface and is easy for them to catch.

Another important point when feeding fish is to make sure that the portions are the right size. An auto feeder can solve this problem as it is programmable to the size that you want. Check out this link for automatic feeder advice.