The amount of food you give your fish is important. That being said, do not overfeed the animal. You have probably heard this before and it is true. Overfeeding will contaminate the water, making the tank an unpleasant place to live. In addition, an excessive amount of food particles in the tank can clog the filters, which also causes the water to become toxic.
The amount of food depends on the type, size, and breed of your fish. Try sprinkling a small amount of food in the fish’s tank and watch. Your fish should eat its fill in about five minutes. Experiment and take notes until you find the appropriate amount for your fish.
Feeding fish also depend on the fish’s breed and size. Most fish only require a once-a-day feeding, though some people like to split it into two smaller feedings. Consult your vet or the fish experts at your local aquarium to learn about the daily requirements for your particular breed. A fish will eat even when it’s not hungry so be careful. Once a day feeding is sufficient for your pet.
Some food is breed-specific. Other types are based on whether the fish is fresh or salt water. Some fish even eat live food (e.g., worms, shrimp, and fruit flies), so make sure to get this information before purchasing the fish and bringing it home.
Regardless of the type of food, fish, much like other animals, require daily nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and protein. Consulting a vet or fish experts at your local aquarium is best to fulfil these needs.