Best predatory fish aquarium


Flake food, pellets, frozen and freeze dried food are all good for fish but many aquarists sooner or later ask themselves what else they can feed their fish as a treat or if there are cheaper alternatives to the sometimes expensive frozen food they can by in their local fish shop. The truth is that you can fin a number of suitable fish foods in your local grocery store and that this food often is cheaper than the one you can by in the fish store as well as better for your fish. But remember flake food and pellets have been designed to contain everything you fish needs so it is still good to use this as the basis of your fish diet. Food bought in the grocery store on the other hand might not fulfil all your fish needs.

Exactly which foods that is suitable for your fish depends on which fish you keep. What is suitable for a predatory fish might not be suitable for an herbivore. I am here going to tell you about different items that are suitable for fish but you will have to consider which of these items are suitable for the fish you keep.

You can find a long row of suitable foods in the vegetable section of your grocery store. These items are mostly suitable for herbivores and omnivores but can also be a good variation for some predatory fish.

Lettuce: Lettuce is an appreciated food for many fish species. You can make the lettuce easier to eat for the fish by dipping in boiling water or freezing it before serving it. Many catfish species such as plecos and bristlenose catfish loves lettuce nut some find it hard to get the lettuce to stay at the bottom where it is easily accessible for the catfish and other fish. The answer to this is very easy. Put a small rock on a part of the lettuce to keep it down. Don’t leave the lettuce in the water for to long (1-2 hours max) as it will start to pollute the water.

Peas: Frozen peas are appreciated by most fish. Let the peas defrost before using them as food.

Brussel sprouts: Frozen Brussel sprouts are a very good food to feed to plecos and other algae eaters. Tbe brussel sprouts sink to the bottom where the plecos can find them and can be left in the tank over night for the plecos to feast on if they are put into the tank at night.

Rise: Many fish like boiled rise and this is a particular favourite among mystery snails. (They also love pasta)

You can however also find a number of food items suitable for predatory fish in the grocery store and one of the best and most underused of these are frozen shrimp.

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2008-04-17 07:58:17 by kj2193

Wolves are endangered, they don't pose little threat to humans now because we killed millions+ of them in the 1800s. You can see this by simply visting your local aquarium, a well fed predatory fish will not eat the fish around it.
That caused the large rise in their prey, which we are now responsible for keeping under control. You see this especally in the mid-west deer population.
Nature has a cycle, predators die off, so the prey population booms, this boom causes a boom in the preditor population until they kill off most of their prey. They then start to die off due to disease and starvation

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