Learn about the different types of fish food. It is important to know the food needs of our fish as well as the care to keep the food for our fish in perfect condition.
To feed our fish well, it is important to know all the types of food available on the market. Variety is very important for fish to be healthy, as they need a wide range of nutrients that they cannot get from just one food. Therefore, we will have to provide them with different types of food to cover all their needs.
It is not that your fish is exquisite, it is that they know what they want; For this reason, we have a wide ‘menu’ of food for aquarium fish: granulated, in flakes, with spirulina… and from the best brands. We also have solutions so that if you go on a trip (either two or fourteen days), your fish do not go hungry.
Types of fish food
Feeding your fish is important so that they have the best possible quality of life and your fish are healthy and strong. But each fish is different and that is why at Tiendanimal we have food for all kinds of fish: food for tropical fish, cold water fish, discus fish, and even hatchlings, to satisfy the needs of all owners.
It does not matter if they are tropical fish, freshwater, cold, or saltwater. Nor their size or what species they are. We have all the food your fish need. You can choose between granules, with spirulina, in flakes, algae tablets, in floating pellets; You can even give them a taste of vegetable fish food, available in both flakes and granules, or natural fish food based on corals, mollusks, and crustaceans.
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In our tropical fish food section, you can find the best food brands for this type of pet, such as Tetra, Sera, Nutrafin, and a long list of companies specializing in fish food. You can also make your food more attractive and appetizing by varying the textures, with granules, flakes, or jelly.
The food for cold water fish from Tiendanimal is made up of plant and animal foods since these fish are omnivorous. Although the fish of these species, such as the red beret or the comet fish, have a great appetite, you have to be careful and not give them any type of food, only the right one for their digestive system.
As for the bottom fish, as they are inhabitants of the last level of the aquarium, we must feed them with heavy food so that they can reach the bottom. The most common are discs and round tablets. Discus fish need a very varied food, enriched with all the essential nutrients for proper nutrition.
We have selected the best options and brands in food for adult fish, guppies, and small fish, but without neglecting the special feeding needs of hatchlings and fry, as well as cichlids or other fish, such as tropical ones.
Feeding the fish while you go on vacation will no longer be a problem. For those days of absence, we provide a wide range of solutions. It doesn’t matter how long you’re away, whether it’s a day or a couple of weeks, the problem is solved with automatic feeders. You can choose automatic fish feeders in a digital or manual version, in both cases, they release the exact portion of food they need up to twice a day. In this way, the fish always eat at the same time and without worrying about leftovers.
In the market we can find:
Live food: A lot of nutrients are included in live food. However, you have to be careful and choose this type of food very well since it can also be a source of pathogenic organisms and, therefore, diseases. The most common live foods are daphnia (small crustaceans also known as water fleas), mosquito larvae, shrimp, and tubifex (small earthworms).
Dry food: it is the best known. It is sold in different formats ( flakes or flakes, granules, tablets, bars …) and the composition is different depending on the needs. For herbivorous fish, some are made of algae, while others are made of small crustaceans for carnivorous species, etc. It can be found in any specialized store and is generally used as the food base for most tropical fish, although it should never become the only food they receive.
Freeze-dried food: It is similar to dry food. They are dehydrated foods using a special technique that allows them to preserve all their nutrients.
Baby food: This food can be homemade or commercial. The food is presented in the form of porridge, after having mixed and beaten the corresponding ingredients. The only drawback is that this food fouls the water.
Fresh food: Mussels, prawns, beef heart… These foods can occasionally be provided in their natural form, always chopped according to the size of the fish. The bad thing is that they also contaminate the aquarium water.
Frozen food: Daphnia, tubifex, or brine shrimp can also be provided frozen. In this way, despite not having the same amount of nutrients, we avoid diseases that live prey can cause. This type of food must be thawed before feeding it to the fish. The food should be placed in the aquarium water until it has frozen. It is advisable to save a glass for this reason. Then you can throw it into the aquarium along with the water.