Aquarium Aquariums

By · Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Aquarium Aquariums

Feeding schedules
The frequency and amount of fish that require food depends on the species and age. Learning about the customs of his kind in their natural environment will tell you about how often the need to feed the fish, taking into account that there is no set of power 'Times' in nature! For example, predatory fish catch prey just a couple of times a week, while herbivores are used to chew pieces of plants all day. The small fish and fry need more frequent feeding and should not go more than a day without food, while fish healthy adults can go for days without food. Whatever the needs of its kind, but it's a good idea to establish regular feeding times of fish in tropical aquariums tank of freshwater fish, as this helps them feel more secure and confident about the availability of food. I discourage the use of automatic feeders (unless who is on vacation), as it is important to control the feeding of fish during that time and are also expensive.

When the eye is bigger the belly!
One of the things we often find new fans is difficult to calculate how much to feed their fish. Most fish do not know when they are full and will consume more food. By grouping them enthusiastically on the side in anticipation, no doubt, gives the impression that they have hunger and want more! However, fish do not need as much food as is commonly thought. Remember that most of the stomachs of fish are the same size as your eyes!

The dangers of overfeeding
Overfeeding is more dangerous than underfeeding. Overeating creates several problems in the aquarium, the most frequent and serious pollution to be. Fish that eat a lot and produce more waste Uneaten food decomposes ammonia production that can accumulate in tanks poison href = ""> aquarium fish and send decompose the life cycle. Excess food also noted in the filter causing block prematurely and impeding filtration. For the fish themselves, constant overeating leads to digestive problems. Their stomachs can be inflated to apply pressure on the swim bladder (the organ that controls the buoyancy of the fish) and their struggle to swim properly.

How much food?
A good way to measure the amount of food the fish need to sprinkle some food on the water surface granules including bottom-dwelling fish. If all the food consumes no more than three minutes, the amount is sufficient. If no food is not consumed after this time, you are overfeeding, and if all the food consumed in less time, add a little more. If the food is well rationed, fish will be healthier and happier in the long run.

The food must be broken in a smaller size than the size of the fish's mouth otherwise spat.

Check the appetite of your fish
Mealtime is a good time to check the health of your fish. All fish must be interested in the food you offer, and should easily consume. If some fish are not eating is certainly a sign of illness or stress. Besides taking into account any necessary medical intervention, try to hand feed with tasty food, or put quarantine and supply a high protein diet. Also check for swelling or difficulty swimming after eating. This may indicate the presence of an allergy gluten, like most flake foods are grouped with the cereals, especially wheat, and a significant number of fish have this allergy. Try alternative feeds and monitoring of how the fish respond. If problems continue to move to a strict diet of algae until the condition improves fish.

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Jill Kaestner

From a childhood fascination with fish, begun by winning my first goldfish at 5 years old at a May Day fun event, to becoming a passionate aquarist/retailer, I aim to provide you with professional advice on setting up, stocking and servicing your freshwater aquarium so you too can enjoy the wonders of the underwater world. With personal experience in tropical freshwater aquariums and extensive professional research, information and advice in my articles can be trusted. My love for our fish friends motivates me to share advice with others which will promote their fishes’ welfare and thereby their own lasting enjoyment and success as aquarists. Why not have a look at my website through the link provided here?

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