What Fish Food To Feed Your Fish - Petcha

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This is the generic name for several types of tiny worms about 1/10 of an inch in length. They are ideal for feeding small fish that have outgrown the need for smaller foods such as infusoria. They bridge the gap between infusoria and baby brine shrimp.
Binomial name. Pangasius bocourti. Sauvage, 1880. The basa fish (Pangasius bocourti) is a species of catfish in the family Pangasiidae. Basa are native to the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Indochina. These fish are important food fish with an international market.
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The Product name and/or Brand (a trademark) provides contact information for the manufacturer or distributor and should be apparent on the label. Many types of fish foods are available in the market-place, but reputation and loyalty of the customers is dependent on companies that are continually improving existing products and developing new ones. Star Milling offers fish food wholesale for a variety of fish: Koi, Goldfish, Catfish, Trout, and Tilapia, just to name a few
Photo provided by FlickrFlake Food is the most common of all fish foods and is generally the easiest to use
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The product name often identifies the intended purpose or specific use for the food. Prepared foods destined for animal consumption, including fishes, are commonly referred to as "feeds," and those destined for ornamental "aquarium" fishes are considered "specialty pet foods" in the commercial food industry. Before your start, get yourself a food processor. Then you can make any one of the various recipes that are kicking around. Most of these recipes have several things in common; namely they are bound together by unflavored gelatin and contain whole fish, vegetable matter, and beef heart. This is my recipe. I food-process several multivitamin tables (with vitamin C) to dust, then process about 1/2 kilo of the red meat portion of a beef heart (cut away from all the fat and connective tissue). Then goes in a good handful of spinach leaves (no stems), one young whole zucchini, and a few raw carrots. Then the bulk of the food is added, which is whole fish. The fish I originally used were those minnows sold as bait, but I have since discovered Shun Fat, an Oriental supermarket in Forest Lawn (at 3215 17th Ave, SE). Here you can get a wide assortment of frozen sea foods. Nowadays I buy a kilo of frozen capelin since they are full of nutritious roe. I also get a frozen 1/2 kilo bag of something called "shrimp fry". I am not sure exactly what this is (some form of krill I think) but it's a lot cheaper than buying real shrimp, which I would have to do if this wonderful stuff weren't available. I also add 1/2 kilo of mosquito larvae and Daphnia that I had collected myself and froze previously (see below for a discussion on live food collecting). All the ingredients are processed to a thick paste. Then a liter of water is added and the mixture is brought to a low boil to congeal the blood. I then dissolve three large boxes (36 packets) of Knox unflavored gelatin in a liter of cool water. I mix this liquid into the food (after it's cooled a bit) and let the mixture set overnight in the refrigerator. The next day I split the jelly into two or three-day feeding portions and freeze them separately in sandwich-sized freezer bags. I keep one freezer bag defrosted in the refrigerator at all times. My cichlids and turtles love this stuff. It sinks and doesn't cloud the water (too much).Wardley is the least expensive of the recommended brands and is also available in bulk, but the Wardley brand name lacks the range of "specialty flakes" that Aquarian and Tetra offer. As far as these specialty flakes go, the only one I have any use for are the "green" flakes that are high in vegetable matter. Most of these vegetable flakes contain Spirulina, which is a photosynthetic cyanobacterium (so Spirulina is not an alga as is generally assumed). Spirulina is quite high in protein and a great source of many amino acids that are otherwise difficult to acquire. Health food stores are full of the stuff. Spirulina flakes are just what you need for mollies and a host of other vegetarian fishes. Aquarian and Tetra also offer Spirulina enriched wafers that sink, which are very good for algae-eating bottom feeders like plecos.When purchasing commercial feeds either for fish farmed for food or pet fish, the buyer is dependent on the manufacturer to provide a high quality, nutritionally balanced feed. Every container or bag of commercial feed should have a label that details what is inside and its intended use. The feed label should clearly display the brand or name of the product together with the name and contact information for the manufacturer responsible for the overall quality of the feed. The label should provide a list of ingredients used to prepare the feed with a guaranteed chemical analysis of essential nutrients such as proteins and lipids. A precautionary statement for safe and proper use of the feed may be on the label. For example, special instructions for dosing and dispensing are provided on medicated feeds. Detailed information on the feed label, together with some simple calculations, will assist the buyer in selecting a cost-effective and nutritious feed that is appropriate for the fish to which it is intended to be fed. Government regulations, detailed information on the nutrient requirements of fish, and high standards of quality control and manufacturing practices permit the consumer to select from a wide variety of fish feeds and guarantee the farm production of a safe and high-quality fish product destined for human consumption.