People often worry about whether they’re feeding their cats and dogs the right food. In your quest to find the right food for your furry pets, you’ll find all sorts of helpful advice. On the other hand, if you’ve ever tried to figure out the best food to feed your fish, you might have come away frustrated from the lack of beneficial advice out there. In this episode of the podcast, the Water Colors team discusses a framework to consider when you’re trying to find the right food for the fish you have in your home. You can share your personal journey to discover your favorite fish food on the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast Listeners Facebook group page.
– Ash content in food is a metric of how much “stuff” is left after a sample of the food has been heated to a high temperature. Most of the ash content is comprised of minerals and organics. This is a metric used on both human food and fish food.
– Lall, S. P. and S. J. Kaushik. 2021. Nutrition and metabolism of minerals of fish. Animals (Basal): Sep 11(9): 2711.
Fishes Mentioned in this Episode:
– Tangs (Family: Acanthuridae)
– Foxface (Siganus vulpinus)
– Orchid dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani)
– Clownfishes (Amphiprion spp.)
– Betta (Betta spp.)
– Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)
– Tetras (Family: Characidae)
– Clown loach (Chromobotia macracanthus)
– Cichlids (Family: Cichlidae)
– Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
– Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
– Lionfsh (Pterois spp.)
– Pike cichlid (Crenicara spp.)
– Pelvicachromis kribensis “Moliwe”
– Japan Blue Lyretail Guppy (Poecilia reticulata “Japan Blue Lyretail”)
– Discus (Symphysodon spp.)
– Tropheus spp.
– Soda cichlid (Alcolapia alcalica)