is essential for life, how we choose to feed our aquarium inhabitants
depends on their habits as much as ours! Fresh food is, so long as it
is clean, the best. Not the half dead artemia or mysis that has been
hanging around in your dealer's fridge for a week or so.
Whatever you do, keep variation top of the list
Live food and Fresh Food
Artemia, mysis, shrimps, mussels, oysters
Lettuce (wash thoroughly) spinach, banana is also recommended by many
Should be the best, but much is not good abot frozen food, suggesting
the chain has been broken somewhere. A survey carried out in Germany
detected pathogens (disease- causing bacteria) in a number of frozen
foods, including well known brands. Another good reason always to
defrost the foods in water and to throw that water away.
Dried and Freeze Dried Food
If kept cool and dry, should be vitamin and trace element rich. Some
fishes prefer granules, some flakes. Some fish will not eat these at
all, and it doesn't have to be the 'difficult' fish, my pyjama
cardinalfish have never been interested in dried food. But there again
I do have a Salarias fasciatus (jewelled blenny) which eats just
everything I put in.
Dried seaweeds seem to be useful for many herbivores.
Add vitamins to defrosted foods and maybe dried foods regularly. Some
dried foods have added garlic to get rid of intestinal parasites.