Food And Aquarium Tips To Make Your Fish Healthier

Aquarium Fish have greater life span than you expect, they live longer and healthier for many years. Sometimes they even grow very large in an fish tank than they do in nature. In nature, fish food in sea or lake come and rapidly reduces with the change of seasons and they also depend on weather change or climatic patterns. The food available for fish in nature could be very limited, and for them, it even requires a bit or more time and lot of energy to search and find the food. And also in nature, fish which are too weak or could not escape from large fish can become dinner for large fish. Because of all these reasons, aquariums are always the best place for fish to live, though there are few limitations. However, Aquarium fish, often get infections and die unexpectedly. This happens mainly when the aquarium is not well maintained. So a not well-maintained aquarium leads to an unhappy fish, and sometimes even dead ones. Keeping Fish at home is just like taking care of children, we need to have utmost love and care, and should be patient with them. To make your fish to live longer and healthier, the main things you must concentrate were maintained a good aquarium with clean water and providing your fish with a good diet.



Always Choose A Right Fish And Perfect Aquarium For It



For beginners; it is always better to go either with the betta fish or with gold fish for their first time. As fish need free movement, do not overstock your aquarium with plenty of fishes and artificial plants. Maintain one fish for every 20 liters of water in your aquarium. This margin is for fish that are not longer than two inches.  For larger fish that are longer than two inches, different measurements will be used.

When you buy the fish from the shop, they will give you in water and oxygen filled a plastic bag. When you bring that bag from the shop, put it as it is, in your aquarium for at least 1 hour, so that the fish in the plastic bag can adjust to the temperature of your aquarium. After an hour, you can transfer the fish into the aquarium, along with the water that is present in the plastic bag.



Maintain Perfect Feeding Schedule For Your Fish:



One of the main reasons for the death of aquarium fish is because of overfeeding. So, you should always keep a scheduled and limited diet for your fish and should feed them only once or twice a day.

Your fish feeding schedule for the week should be as follows:


First day: Food that you get from aquarium shop.

Second Day: Food that you get from aquarium shop.

Third day: a slice of cucumber.

Fourth day: Food that you get from aquarium shop.

Fifth day: one regular pea that is lightly boiled, smashed and crushed.

Sixth day: Food that you get from aquarium shop.

Seventh Day: a few tomato or cabbage or lettuce pieces for the fish to nibble on.

As Fish usually can’t sense the taste of fruits, it is always best to stick to vegetables.

Keep in mind; if you want your fish to enjoy its life in the aquarium, then you need to give them the best in terms of food and aquarium you can afford.

Easy Homemade Recipes To Satisfy Your Fish Taste Buds

Keeping fish at home need to have utmost love and care, and should be patient with them. A best and happy aquarium life will be possible to your fish by your love and your attention. You can satisfy them to the core, only by feeding them with the best food and by making sure their habitation is well-maintained. Though, you can avail fish food at shops,  if you really want your pet fish to be healthy, then you should go beyond that commercially bought food and should make your own food for fish. The canned flakes and other food items that you buy from the fish store are generally packed with the required nutrients for your fish. However, preparing food on your own for your adorable fish consists many benefits both to you and your fish. The main benefit of preparing the fish food at home is being able to reduce costs of your fish food. Many fish food can cost u more and it goes on increasing as your fish. 

Regular fish food just about $8 but if you need the fish food that is rich in vitamins and minerals, then it would cost $12 to $15. Even there are fish foods that would cost around $50 to $80  for a single fish which could cross your budget. The second main reason to prepare fish food at home is for a change of flavor that your fish would wish for. If you keep on going fish food that is sold in shops, then your fish will start to hate it by continuously tasting the same food as even we humans can’t eat and digest same food every day. So even they prefer diversity in their food as we do. So here are few easy and best recipes to make tasty fish food at home from my best friend Ted – a certified arborist in Tree lopping Buderim and a fish hobbyist for 10 years.



Recipe 1


Ingredients required to make this food are as follows :

Gelatine (take in required quantity)

Lettuce or mashed carrot or little amount of green peas

Few Crushed fish food granules

Dried bloodworms or the crushed regular frozen dead mud worms

Here is the method to start  preparation :

Mix all the ingredients that include  Lettuce, crushed fish food granules and dried bloodworms in a bowl and cook them all with the water. Quantities of these ingredients will vary depending on how much quantity you want to prepare. Now keep the gelatine and allow the food to cool a bit. Take a redundant, covered ice tray and pour this whole mixture into that tray. Now freeze this mixture for some time and later serve it to your fish in the required amount to satisfy its taste buds.

Recipe 2

Here are Ingredients required:

Carrots or broccoli or lettuce,
yams or oranges or apples or any type of fruits
Crab and Shrimp legs with shells

Method of Procedure:


Put all the above-mentioned ingredients in a mixer and make it to a paste. You can add some carrot juice or sweet potato juice or simply water if the paste appears too thick. Set this paste aside. Now boil 150 ml of water and add this water to the unflavored gelatin. Mix this gelatin and above-prepared vegetable mixture together. Take this whole mixture into a pan and store this in a refrigerator. When the mixture gets harden, then you can place the mixture in small bags for use.