Frozen Food for your aquarium

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Recently the folks at Marine Depot put together a video on feeding fish frozen foods.  Quick! Say that 5 times fast.  Click the link to watch the full video or read on for a few of the highlights.

Frozen foods, according to the article, provide the most nutritional value when compared to dried foods.  They taste better and that great taste will cause your fish to be more interested in eating.

In fact, some more delicate fish like Angelfish, Anthias and Butterflies, require a certain amount of frozen foods to successfully survive in an aquarium.

Ideally fish need a variety of foods to stay healthy, including both dry and frozen. According to the article, “Healthy fish with balanced diets will be more colorful, more active and more resistant to disease. They will live longer than malnourished fish that only receive the same old flake food every day throughout their lifetime.”  It’s recommended that frozen foods be offered at least 3 times a week.

To use the frozen foods, you should thaw them first using either a kitchen strainer or a special frozen food fish strainer.  This allows you to avoid problems with algae from leftover food particles in your tank. It also means you can add any vitamins or supplements before offering the food to your fish.

If you have any questions about frozen fish foods stop by and see us at 2851 North Avenue in Grand Junction, CO.

frozen fish foods are an important part of the fish diet.

frozen fish foods are an important part of the fish diet

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Pet Age: Is your pet anxious?

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Is Fido tearing apart the house when you’re gone? Does he bark incessantly when you’re out of sight? He may be suffering from anxiety.  According to Pet Age Magazine:

 

“Pets can feel anxiety for a number of reasons.

“One of the main causes of behavior problems is separation anxiety,” said Katherine Kear, marketing and sales coordinator at Tomlyn. “More and more people are working full time and away from home so pets have a hard time adjusting.”

When pets are separated from their owners, they can turn to destructive behaviors.

“They can tear up some things in your house,” said Tabitha Cromer, marketing manager at Tomlyn. “Dogs can chew on shoes, cats can tear up plants and some of our vets have told us that they could even start chewing on themselves like their paws or their tails.”

According to Cromer, these behaviors are pet’s ways of communicating back to owners that they are stressed.”

Want to know more? Click here to continue reading.

From Tetra: All about GloFish

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Did you know GloFish weren’t created just to be colorful additions to you aquarium? According to Tetra’s April newsletter, “Originally, GloFish® were bred to help detect polluted waters in water systems to prevent the public from getting sick. The first step in developing a pollution-detecting fish was to create fish that would be fluorescent all the time. By adding a naturally derived protein gene to give them their fluorescent color, scientists hoped to use GloFish® to make it easier to quickly identify contaminated waterways.”

Glofish were originally bred to help detect polluted waters.

Glofish were originally bred to help detect polluted waters.

Want to know how to best show off your Glofish? Click here to continue reading!