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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Planted Tanks

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It seems these days that planted tanks are becoming more popular.  What’s a planted tank, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like. Instead of plastic plants a planted tank has real plants growing in it.  For example:

To start and keep a successful planted tank, you’ll need several things.

1. Appropriate lighting.  Full-spectrum LED lights work well for planted tanks and allow for photosynthesis to occur.  You can find Fluval and Marineland LED lighting at J&M Aquatics.

2. Food (fertilizers, substrates, etc) – Seachem’s Aquavitro line of planted tank products is perfect for providing additives and other benefits for your plants.  Our experts at J&M Aquatics can help you determine which product is right for your tank.

3. Extra Tools – Again, you can find small tools, forceps and even a plant-friendly glue for keeping plants in place from Seachem’s Aquavitro Aquarium Tool line.  These can help with grooming those ever-growing plants and keeping your tank neat and tidy.

4. Plants! – What would a planted aquarium be without plants? We have a wide variety of plants from those that are easy to grow to ones that require a little more skill and finesse. We stock: Anubias, hairgrass, Java fren, Ludwigia, cryptocorynes, Vallisneria, Java Moss and more!

Stop in to J&M Aquatics today at 2851 North Avenue in Grand Junction and get started with your planted tank!