Posts Tagged ‘fish food’

DIY Gelatin Aquarium Fish Food

Homemade gelatin food allows us to easily mix a variety of nutrients, supplements or medication together. The following recipe is specific to fish, shrimp & snails, but may be adapted for any animal.

Wild Vegetable and Herb Foraging for Pets

Vegetables are obviously an important part of the herbivorous and omnivorous diet. Feeding your pet a variety of nutrient-dense, easily-digested vegetables and herbs can have a delightful impact on their overall well-being, health conditions, breeding, and growth.

Natural Ways to Keep Aquariums Cool (With Infographic) ©

Most pet fish can handle temperature spikes just like they would in the wild. Even cold water fish (like Goldfish) can cope with elevated temperatures temporarily. Other fish are more sensitive to change and require temperature stability, such as many marine fish and some fresh water Goodeid species. Any fish will be stressed to some […]

Natural Fish Food for Fancy Fins ©

The fancy fins of domestic fish strains get more elaborate all the time.  Bettas, Guppies (and other fancy Livebearers like Hifin & Sailfin Swordtails, Hifin Platies and Sailfin Mollies), fancy Goldfish, Hifin Corydoras, Long-fin Cichlids, Long-fin Plecos, and more fancy fin fish strains can all benefit from extra nutrition focused on fin development and support. […]

Top 15 Natural Fry (Baby) Fish Foods for Optimum Growth ©

One of the most common mistakes in fish breeding is feeding fry for fast growth instead of optimum growth. The growing fry are stuffed with protein because it makes them grow fast, with little regard for a balanced diet, let alone a species-appropriate feeding plan. There is a ‘double negative’ impact when this method is […]

Top 15 Natural Foods and Herbs for Breeding Fish ©

Natural Foods and Herbs for Breeding Fish

Breeding fish can be a rewarding (and sometimes lucrative) hobby for aquarium enthusiasts. Some fish seem born to breed, like many popular Livebearers (Guppies, Mollies, Platies and Swordtails). Others demand certain conditions and specific dietary considerations. Still others won’t breed in captivity at all. Further complicating matters is the vast number of fish species available […]

How to Get Rid of Aquarium Algae the Natural Way ©

Algal growth in the aquarium is a common problem for many hobbyists. As long as the conditions in your tank are right to promote the growth and proliferation of algae, this problem will continue to bug you. Abundant light and nutrients from food that you give your fish on a regular basis as well as […]

Is Your Pet’s Seaweed Radioactive? ©

Seaweed is packed with a wide range of nutrients and countless benefits that extend to virtually all species, including dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish and humans. It’s the superfood that puts other superfoods to shame. If you’re feeding it to your pets, they are very lucky to have such a learned and doting caregiver. The […]

Naturally Enhance the Color of Aquarium Fish ©

Everyone wants to see their fish sporting their best colors and brightening their aquarium. Your fish can have their natural colors enhanced through their food without the use of hormones or other unnatural additives. A brief Overview of Fish Pigment We don’t want to drown you in technicalities, but a basic understanding of how coloration/pigment […]

Study: Garlic Fights Fish Flukes (With DIY Garlic Extract Guide) ©

Garlic (Allium sativum), is loaded with medicinal properties, including antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasite properties.  Garlic as been used in aquariums for quite some time for the treatment and prevention of fish parasites.  Several studies have supported its use for this purpose, claiming the ability to kill parasites and offering immune support to control and […]

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