The Best Fish Food For Your Fish

There certainly are a lot of different types of fish food out there!  Frozen, flake, krill, bloodworms, brine, pellets…the list goes on.

So how do you know which is the best for your own fish?

The type of fish food you feed your fish depends on a several different factors:

  • The types of fish you keep
  • Your comfort level with live food
  • Ease of feeding
  • What is readily available to you

The Types Of Fish You Keep
If you keep a few different common tropical fish, flake fish food is probably a staple for you.  It’s easy to dispense, easy to purchase, and gives your fish all they really need to stay healthy.

Some fish, like bettas, goldfish, and oscars have fish food that is formulated specifically for that species of fish.  It is usually still in flake form, but can come in pellet form as well.

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Your Comfort Level With Live Food
Some aquarists like to give their fish a bit of variety by feeding them live fish food, such as tiny bloodworms, brine shrimp or fruit flies.  Whether you do this depends on your ability to obtain them, or raise them from eggs if you have the inclination.

Luckily, things like bloodworms and brine shrimp also come in frozen varieties, so if feeding your fish live food doesn’t appeal to you, you can still give them a bit of variety by feeding the frozen version.

Ease Of Feeding
Do you like to feed your fish and be done with it?  Then stick to flake or pellet food with an occasional treat of frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp.

What Is Readily Available To You
In this age of the internet, you can have just about anything you like shipped directly to your door with the click of a button.  This includes frozen and live fish food!  Want to start a fruit fly farm to feed to your fish?  You can order it online!  Places like Petsmart and independently-owned aquarium shops also carry many varieties of live and frozen food to add some variety and balance to your fishes diet.

I hope this short guide will help you decide what fish food is best for your fish!  A variety of foods will help your fish lead long, comfortable lives!

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