All loaches come from Asia and are ground-oriented fish. They therefore eat mainly from the substrate. Many species, such as the clown loach, skunk loach, yoyo loach and orange-finned loach are good snail eaters!
You’ll have seen this: Someone throws a food tablet into the aquarium for their bottom-dwelling loaches, but the fish in the other water zones grab the food tablet and the loaches go empty-handed! The other variant: The loaches are supposed to get some of the other fish’s food. But too often so much food is fed that it’s enough for the loaches and the algae as well! The loaches may not be able to reach food that lands in the decoration. This can spoil and quickly lead to algae problems.
First feed the fish in the upper water layers and then, when they are in a "feeding frenzy", throw in one or two food tablets for the loaches.
You can feed 2 types of tablets (e.g. JBL PRONOVO CORYDORAS for armored catfish and JBL PRONOVO BOTIA for loaches) at the same time without any problems. It is even beneficial for the fish, as they are offered more variety and yet each group of fish gets its species-appropriate nutrition.
Food tablets (e.g. JBL PRONOVO TAB, JBL PRONOVO BOTIA) are mechanically compressed from fine flake food. Wafers, on the other hand, are thinly cut from a pulp and a "continuous sausage" pressed out of the extruder and dried.
A few vitamins may be less present after the best before date, but you can still safely use the food for another two months or so. We recommend feeding within the expiry date to ensure maximum freshness and nutritional value.
You can expect to wait a few days to a couple of weeks until some fish consume pellets with the same vigor as they did when fed flakes. Like most animals, a change in food format may require an adjustment period.
No. Feed active species a little less per meal and add feeding periods throughout the day – 3 meals a day is recommended. Additionally, observe the stomachs of your fish – slightly curved bellies are ideal.
Fish foods are not meant for human consumption. Allergic reactions to various ingredients are a potential risk for any food, human-grade or not. While they are generally safe, we strongly recommend storing your fish food out of the reach of any young children and contacting your local health professional for further guidance.
For optimal nutritional value, a container of fish food should be consumed by your fish within a period of 6 months. During this time, it is best to keep it in a cool, dry location.
Using the bottle cap method to feed fish will help control portions and prevent overfeeding. Your fingers should not come into contact with the food, as they can potentially contaminate it with the bacteria, oils, creams, etc. often found on our hands.
Sticks do not disintegrate rapidly and as such do not pollute the aquarium. They can be broken into smaller pieces and offered to small and large fish alike. The sinking formulations are ideal for bottom feeding and nocturnal species, whereas the floating formulations are ideal for ambush predators.
Pellets, granules and micro granules are available in floating, slow sinking, and sinking formulations, and as such are suitable for a wide variety of feeding habits. They possess high nutritional densities as a result of the extrusion process, and as such are ideal for fish with high metabolisms. Additionally, they are most compatible with automatic feeders.
it is beneficial to vary your betta’s diet with frozen shrimp, glass worms, and bloodworms, as well as colour-enhancing formulas. Fluval Color Enhancing formulas include 25% krill, an excellent palatability enhancer that also dramatically improves fish colours.
Spirulina provides a rich source of mucoproteins which enhance a fish’s protective mucous layer, which benefits their skin, scales and fins. Furthermore, this can help prevent disease and gives the fish a glossier, healthier appearance.
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