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Fish Food
Feeding Fish in Aquariums, Fish Bowls, and Ponds.

This page contains some information and advice about good food for your fish, how to feed your fish, and what to do when you can't feed them.

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Catherine feeding the fish in the fish bowl.


Here is Nevin's daughter,
Catherine, age 5, feeding the fish in a fish bowl. She picked out a few pieces of Freeze Dried Blood Worms and was very careful to just feed a few. Can you see a red Male Betta just below Catherine's little finger? The Betta came to the surface and ate all the food, so Catherine gave him another small feeding. He ended up getting 4 small feedings and there was no uneaten food left in the bowl.

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1. What Foods to Feed Your Fish
Most small fish living in fish bowls will do well on a diet of flake food and freeze dried blood worms, which are actually mosquito larvae. Click here for more information about appropriate fish for fish bowls.

What does your specific fish eat? For many species of fish this web site contains a page of information about that species of fish. Each of these pages has a paragraph about feeding that species of fish. Click here to go to the paragraph about feeding Bettas on the page about Male Bettas.
Click here now to go to our Search Page, where you can search for the type of fish you have. The Search Page will help you find your fish, if it is discussed on this web site, and you will be able to read about the types of food to feed your fish.
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Pet Fish Talk, an MP3 PodCast, is a weekly internet talk show about keeping pet fish, such as Tropical Fish and goldfish, in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds. The shows were hosted by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, Click on this image for more information.  
Click here to hear to DrTom and Nevin reminisce about the good old days, when they collected and raised many types of live foods to feed to the pet fish living in their aquariums and ponds.
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Hikari - Species Specific Diets - Is Your Pet Fish Eating the Correct Food? Click here to find out!
Click here to go to the list of several indexes, which will also help you find you find specific information about what to feed your fish.
Feed floating flake food to Small Goldfish that are living in a cool water aquarium. Feed floating stick food or pellet food to Larger Goldfish. Click here for more information about cool water aquariums, and here for more information about ponds.
Listed just below are two examples of the wide variety of excellent foods produced by Hikari.
Hikari First Bites for feeding baby fish. First Bites? for Baby Fish.
Special nutrition for many types of baby fish. Formulated to provide any newborn fish the exact nutritional balance that they require during the earliest developmental stages of their lives. Click here for more about Hikari First Bites for baby fish.
Hikari Gold for feeding Koi and other pond fish. Hikari? Gold? for Koi and Pond Fish.
Color enhancing daily diet for all types of Koi and Pond Fishes. Developed through years of koi breeding and showing to meet the nutritional needs of Koi while providing excellent color enhancement. Hikari will bring out the best in your koi.
Shown just below are two examples of the wide variety of excellent foods produced by Omega One.
  Omega One Freshwater Flakes.
Delicious recipe of fresh, cold water seafood blended specifically to enhance the levels of Omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acids are extremely valuable to freshwater species. Click here for more about Omega One flake foods.
  Omega One Blood Worms.
Omega One Blood Worms are large and full-bodied. They are genuine blood worms, not mosquito larvae, which means their color enhancing ability is superb. Click here for more about Omega One freeze dried foods.

Small fish living in a warm water aquarium should be fed flake foods and some freeze dried food such as blood worms. Larger fish living in warm water aquariums should be fed pellet food. Hikari makes several types of food depending on the type of fish and the size of those fish. Click here for more information about warm water aquariums.

Pet Fish Talk, an MP3 PodCast, is a weekly internet talk show about keeping pet fish, such as Tropical Fish and goldfish, in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds. The shows were hosted by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, Click on this image for more information.  
Click here to listen to DrTom and Nevin talk with Dan from Dallas, about feeding diets and supplemental food for fish, including bananas, nuts, red wiggler worms, farm raised crickets, frozen spinach, zucchini squash, and others.

2. How to Feed Your Fish
Feed your fish twice a day with floating food. We recommend you feed your fish products such as the ones listed above. Start by feeding your fish a very small pinch of food. Carefully watch them eat. If they eat it all quickly, then give them another small pinch. Feeding your fish slowly in small amounts will give you a chance to watch them and make sure they are all eating.

Keep giving them small pinches as long as they eat all of it quickly. Feed them as much as they'll eat without leaving any uneaten food.

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Aquarium Guys offers a large variety of Aquarium Supplies including both Tropical Fish Supplies and Saltwater Aquarium Supplies for your fish tank. Click on this image to go to the page in Aquarium Guys' web site with more information about the products in this ad.
Food that sinks to the bottom and is not eaten will cause water pollution, so be sure all the food is eaten. Use your net to remove the food that is not eaten after ten minutes. It's fun to feed smaller fish a few of Freeze Dried Blood Worms for dessert.
Other Foods. It's good for most fish to eat some frozen or live brine shrimp and a few live Black Worms. We try to alternate feeding live or frozen brine shrimp with Live Black Worms. One day most fish get brine shrimp, and the next day they get Live Black Worms. Click here to read more about Live Black Worms.
Do Your Fish Need to Eat Everyday? No they don't, but don't abuse them! Most fish that you can buy from this web site or elsewhere are very young, and like all young animals, they need food at least twice a day, every day. Make a commitment to take the time to feed your fish carefully twice every day.
Books about Fish Nutrition
The book shown below is listed on You can click on the title or the image of the book to go to the page at, where this book is listed and discussed. In some cases you can preview several of the pages in the book.
Click on this image to go to, where you can learn more about this book.   Nutrient Requirements of Fish
By Board On Agri National Research Council
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Click here to go on to another page in this web site, where this discussion of Feeding Fish continues.
Click here to go on to another page in this web site with Customer Comments and our Replies about Feeding Fish.
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5 Important Aquarium Products

For excellent health, pet fish need excellent food and excellent water. These five products are very important.

Premium Fish Food Flakes
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DrTim's AquaCleanse
DrTim's WasteAway
Denitrifying Lava Rocks
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 Best Selling Books 
  Click here now to order The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums, a bestselling reference, offering an easy-to-understand look at setting up and maintaining a successful first freshwater aquarium.
  Click here now to order The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step setup and stocking Guide, the best selling book about starting a new marine aquarium.
  Click here now to order 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species, a beautiful book, lovingly written and illustrated, with information for the beginner or the longtime enthusiast.
  Click here now to order Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide ... by Eric L. Johnson, DMV, and Richard E. Hess. The most encompassing and thorough treatment of the fancy goldfish hobby to date. Hardcover with 176 pages.
Click here now for many more fishy books.
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