In addition to feeding a variety of different foods (including pellets, flakes, frozen foods and seaweed), I also soak my food in liquid supplements to maximize the nutrition of the food I am feeding.
|The daily feeding frenzy!|
- Vitamin Supplement: Continuum Aquatics Bio-VivM. Similar to One-A-Day Vitamins for people. The Bio-Viv M is a multi-vitamin additive that helps to fortify food and boost its nutritional value.
- HUFA Supplement: Continuum Aquatics Bio-VivHUFA. These supplements provide essential Omega-3 fatty acids (including DHA and EPA) required for growth and development. Some of the food will contain small amounts of HUFA, but usually not in sufficient concentrations.
- Garlic Supplement: Continuum Aquatics Bio-VivGarlic. Fish seem to LOVE garlic. It is great for helping finicky fish to eat and makes food extra tasty. Supplementing food with garlic has also been observed to help fish fight off external parasites.
I typically feed dry foods once or twice daily and frozen twice weekly. Having this feeding regimen (versus feeding frozen foods everyday) allows me to keep a good balance between having the fish well-fed and maintaining good water quality. The benefit of increased vitality and disease-resistance definitely make adding these food supplements a worthwhile step!