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Aquarium Tips — Pellets

The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish (Part 2)

The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish (Part 2)

An appealing element of the aquarium hobby is that Tropical fish enjoy a balanced diet. This trait is very important to pay attention to, as they should be provided with the proper feeding requirements to ensure proper health. Read on to learn more about the best assorted cuisine for freshwater fish! Large Central & South American Cichlids are generally carnivorous and tend to eat very specific foods in the wild. This is not to say that the cichlids in your aquarium are not opportunistic and would mind going away from their favorite foods to have a meal. They will certainly be better off for it in...

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The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish (Part 1)

The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish (Part 1)

Part of the fun of the aquarium hobby is that Tropical fish come in many different shapes, sizes and attitudes. Included in these differences should be feeding requirements. In freshwater, there are carnivorous (meat eating) mid-water tetras, or bottom feeding catfish, top feeding hatchetfish and Killifish which are different in size and temperament from top feeding cichlids and arowanas. Feeding omnivorous (meat and plant eating) barbs is different from feeding herbivorous (plant eating) mbuna and plecos.  In saltwater aquariums, there is a big difference between feeding carnivorous clownfish, butterflyfish and pipefish or feeding herbivorous Tangs.  Lionfish have a different type of...

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