Feeding your Saltwater Aquarium Fish

This article is designed to be a at-a-glance guide to how to feed your fish. Over time you will build up a feel for how much food is appropriate, but if you are unsure, read on...

  • Feed you fish only as much food as you think they consume in 5 minutes. Remember to provide bottom feeding fish with tablets, pellets or sinking food.
  • If the food is sinking to the bottom of the tank and you have no bottom feeding fish, then you are giving them too much food.
  • Always feed your fish at the same spot in the tank. The reason for this is to allow you to sneak food down to the bottom feeders whilst the others are distracted.
  • Do not overfeed your fish. If you do this, waste may build up at the bottom of the tank and this can have the result of degrading the water quality. If this is left unchecked, the health of your fish can suffer.