What do pet fish eat?

Pet fishes can either be omnivores, carnivores, and herbivores. Herbivores are mostly vegetarian, while omnivores eat plants or meats, or both. The carnivores favor only meat.


What can I feed my fish if I don’t have fish food?

If you don’t have food for fish at home you can feed them something close to their natural diet. Examples of natural food for fish are boiled veggies, peas, and pieces of seafood


What is the best food to feed fish?

The best approach is to learn more about your fish before making a decision. Some common types of fish food are frozen food, dry food (fish flakes), freeze-dried, live food, and greens. Generally, you may consider watching out for fish food names.


Can you make homemade fish food?

Yes, you can if you know what type of eater they are.


How do you know when fish are hungry?

Your fish will always give a sign like; 

  • Waiting at the top of the aquarium.
  • Aggressiveness
  • Digging around for food
  • Sluggishness
  • Noticeable weight changes


Will fish stop eating when they are full?

Sometimes, fishes don’t know when to stop eating, they possibly don’t stop eating even if they are full so be careful not to overfeed them in order not to die.


 Why do fish spit out food?

 There are several reasons why fishes may spit out aquarium fish food.

  • They’re catching some fun
  • They’re full or not hungry
  • The feed is no longer palatable
  • Mouth/ gill issues
  • Infection
  • Water stress


Why are my fish always hungry?

Fishes are not always hungry, but they appear so. A valid reason is that they naturally look for opportunities to eat.


How long can a fish go without eating?

Healthy fishes can go without food for three days to 1 week.


Can you feed fish at night?

You can feed fishes at any time. However, morning and evening feeding is ideal.


Can I leave my fish for a week?

Freshwater fish can go several days without food. The same goes for adult fishes. So, if you are going away for the weekend or on a vacation, you can leave your fish for a week. But, be sure that the water, lighting, and other elements are in their proper working conditions.


Can I feed my fish once a week?

If you have alternative fish food, then you can use fish food once a week. If not, generally feeding your fish once a week is not ideal.


Can I feed my fish every other day?

Yes, you can if it’s not a three square.


Can I feed my fish crackers?

Fish crackers are ideal for snacking, but you may consider other foods for the best nutritional value and generally, fish are not usually into snacking.


Do fish need to be fed daily?

Daily feeding is ideal for juveniles. For the most part, feeding once a day is good too. But allowing your fish to fast is also good for their digestive systems.


How many times a day do fish need to eat?

Once or twice per day is sufficient.


Do fish eat lettuce?

 Yes, they do, but regular lettuce is not a great choice. The romaine lettuce is a better option.


Can goldfish eat bananas?

Goldfish eat several items on the fish food list. If you run out of fish food, you can feed them bananas and other fruits. Vegetables and fruits serve as natural food for fish.