How many different food items do you feed your fish and what are they?

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How many different food items do you feed your fish?

  • Only one food

    Votes: 21 4.5%
  • 2 Foods

    Votes: 52 11.1%
  • 3 Foods

    Votes: 117 25.1%
  • 4 Foods

    Votes: 72 15.4%
  • 5+ Different Foods

    Votes: 162 34.7%
  • 10+ Different Foods

    Votes: 43 9.2%

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We're continuing our topics pertaining to Aquarium Food, feeding, etc. today and you can't talk about feeding without talking about the food right!? Some of our fish are on a pretty basic diet, simple and not complex. Others have fish who are accustomed to a buffet, a smorgasbord of different types of food. Let's talk about it today!

How many different food items do you feed your fish?

Will you LIST everything that you feed individually for us?


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For me, it depends on the situation. A single food item is suitable in some cases; mysid shrimp for garden eels, or an enriched pellet for goldfish. Omnivores probably require the most variety - meaty foods plus plant material.

Proper nutrition is vital to all animals. The fish in your aquarium rely solely on you to meet all of their dietary requirements, and their food must be provided in sufficient quantity to supply the energy they need in order to grow. The diet must also have the proper balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, as well as the proper amount of vitamins and minerals.

I have some "go to" foods - NLS pellets, PE Mysis, air dried Nori (not roasted) and gel diet if I want to add in nutrients or medications (I NEVER soak foods to try and add these things - there is no way to know how much material actually gets into the fish, or how much washes off just as quickly when you add it to the tank).

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Hikari and PE Mysis, Seaweed Extreme pellets, TDO Chromoboost Pellets, Golden Pearls 500-800nm and I occasionally soak pellets in vitamins and Selcon before feeding. I don't feed nori, as I find that my tangs graze on the rock more without it...
 

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misc frozen food stuffs;
reef frenzy nano
Rods original blend
Rods breeder blend
Rods Tentacle Teasers (eggs)
Rods Polyp Poppers (eggs)

frozen cubes;
PE mysis
Omega One Super Carnivore
Omega One mysis
Omega One spirulina enhance mysis
Omega One brine shrimp
Omega One oyster eggs
Omega One bloodworms
Omega One cyclops

pellets;
TDO Chromaboost
PE pellets
Nyos Gogi
NLS Ultra Red
NLS Thera A

Nori;
2LF Green
2LF Red
Ocean Nutrition Green with Garlic

misc;
Easy Masstick
algae wafers
chlorella flakes

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things too. (sadly! lol)
 

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At work and will list later but over 24 items
 

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It depends on what I’m feeding, my adult seahorses get frozen mysis and that’s all.
seahorese fry after live bbs they get mostly frozen mysis and some frozen brine shrimp.
the reef gets Rods original blend, froze brine, mysis and krill. Along with some flakes and pellets and green and purple nori.
 

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lrs reef renzy
lrs premium seaweed
hikari algae wafers
reef nutrition tdo chroma boost size small
a mix of polyplab reef roids, brs reef chilli, and benereef benepets
reef nutrition live phytoplankton
 

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We're continuing our topics pertaining to Aquarium Food, feeding, etc. today and you can't talk about feeding without talking about the food right!? Some of our fish are on a pretty basic diet, simple and not complex. Others have fish who are accustomed to a buffet, a smorgasbord of different types of food. Let's talk about it today!

How many different food items do you feed your fish?

Will you LIST everything that you feed individually for us?


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Pellet, Frozen emerald entree, sheets of nori, Selcon, red powder bacteria
 

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I feed mainly clams/oysters/mussels/scallops.
But also couple times a week feed frozen cubed food mysis/copepods/brine shrimp/and krill but fish not so keen on krill.
Very rarely like once a month or if having trouble buying clams/shellfish I feed first some pellet food so 8 off my fish get it then same as always finely dice/slice/chop up the clams/shellfish and feed with tweezers my copperband as he only eating shellfish so if low on it he defo gets his share whilst other fish have to put up with mainly pellets for day or so until can get more shellfish.
2x a week place some algae sheets and cut in strips on a clip and let fish have their fill then place clip down nearly touching sandbed so nassarious snails and hermits can get some
 

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2 - Frozen adult artemia (Ocean nutrition) and frozen freshwater cyclops (Ocean Nutrition) and done this for 6 years now . Plus everything that grow by itself in the aquarium!

Result


Sincerely Lasse
 

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Currently feed the following fish foods:

PE Mysis daily x 2 times a day
Omega One flakes x 2 times a week
Ocean Nutrition small pellets x3 times a week
Nyos Wild Goji x2 times a week

Small pinch of flakes and pellets mix and rotated with the afternoon mysis feeding.
 

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-Frozen mysis
-Frozen krill
-3+ dry foods
-Algae pellets
Because if I was a fish I sure wouldn’t want to eat the exact same thing everyday and they feed different species. One food is not fits all in a saltwater aquarium.
 

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Freeze Dried Mysis, Brine, Krill, Formula one pellets, and NLS pellets for my bony fish. My Sharks and eel get all frozen, wild caught, no preservative Scallops, Shrimp, and Squid. Selcon and Vitachem supplements for bony fish and Iodine supplements for the sharks. Also Seaweed on a clip of course and natural algae on rocks/sand, tangs love that stuff.
 
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