Wednesday, August 12, 2009

NOT another bite!

Over feeding your fish may result in serious tank-water problems, which may lead to the death of your fish. Fish are small, and don’t require as much food as we may think. Because feeding is one of the only ways we are able to interact with our pets, we tend to feed them every time we walk up to the tank, or we may misinterpret their swimming at the top of the tank as being hungry, which is not necessarily the case. Uneaten food that accumulates in the tank can produce toxic water chemistry changes. This may result in fish diseases and health problems. To avoid overfeeding feed your fish on a schedule (usually twice daily) and feed your fish the proper amount; generally one only feeds them as much as they can eat within 4 to 5 minutes. Always feed based on the number of inhabitants, not the size of your tank.