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Many have asked, “hey Dexter, what did you feed your fish with?” Here’s a secret revealed to growing fish faster .

A balanced diet for your aquarium fish is essential to their survival. Most of the commercially available dry fish foods are almost always unbalanced. In many cases, the vitamin content will gradually decline at room temperature and since majority of the commonly used dry food for tropical fish will only be kept for about three months, it is always advisable to buy fish-feeds in many small packs rather than in one large pack.

The feed could preferably be kept absolutely dry in a refrigerator. However, all fish appreciate a change of diet and will thank you for your consideration with more interesting behavior, better colors, and greater readiness to breed and better general well -being. This change of diet should be supplemented with live food; majority of which now come in irradiated freeze dried forms to make sure that they are disease free.

I will mention a few that could be found handy in some major aquarium shops and I will group them into two. And they are flake foods and freeze-dried foods

Freeze-dried foods

You will also find freeze-dried foods available in aquarium stores. They are favorite foods for aquarium fish. They have single animal-ingredient like mosquito larvae, blood worms and Tubifex worm each. Aquarist should note that freeze-foods are not in themselves complete diet but they can be combine to flake food or other type of freeze-dried foods.

We shall discuss more about Tubifex as a popular freeze-dried food. This fish food is the one I have been feeding the fish with. This one is a great food and can also be cultured.

Tubifex worm

TUBIFEX – This is a traditional favorite food relished by most fishes. They are small red worms that live at the bottom of streams and rivers particularly where large amounts of organic matter are present. Therefore, it is difficult for the aquarist to collect them life from their habitat. It is therefore preferable to buy Tubifex from pet shops where they are already clean, freeze-dried and concentrated into cube forms. But, like I said, you can also culture this kind of worm.

From personal experience, Tubifex tubes could probably be the most exciting feed to use for fishes. My technique of feeding this kind of food is like this- a bunch of tubifex worm is placed in the tank and the fishes in the tank will immediately come forward and bit off pieces of worms excitedly until satisfied. This kind of feeding is safe for them unlike feeding them with the entire worm which is larger than their belly.

I put this bunch of tubifex worm in the tank, allow them to thrive and when the fish eat them, the worms usually resist and the fish will not be able to eat the entire worm but just bit by bit.

You need not bother to remove the rest worms since they seldom pollute and in most case fishes return to the feed for further fill. They can thrive even in a tank without oxygen because they feed themselves with fish dirt.

So there you have it guys, the secret revealed. If you want to know how to culture tubifex worm, you can check the video on our youtube channel.

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