Aquatic food is primarily available in flake, pellet, frozen, and live forms. However, there are also foods specially formulated as a supplement for herbivorous fish, such as algae eaters and tangs. The majority of flake, pelleted and frozen foods come in both species specific and community aquarium formulas. Flaked and pelleted forms also offer color enhancing varieties. For the most part high-quality flake, pelleted, and frozen foods are interchangeable although they each have a few slightly different benefits.
We carry a variety of fish foods, one of which is Omega One. Unlike many other brands of food, Omega One is fishmeal-free and made with fresh Alaskan seafood from sustainable fisheries. It contains natural fats and proteins to deliver complete nutrition and salmon skins to provide color enhancement.
Treats such as dried bloodworms, tubifex worms, krill, shrimp, and plankton are also available. These foods can provide variety from the regular diet and some treats can encourage activity and strengthen immunity. They also provide additional protein and fatty acids.
Other aquatic inhabitants such as corals, invertebrates and live plants also require food. While many corals are able to obtain nutrients from the water, others require zooplankton, which are available in live, frozen, and bottled forms. Invertebrates are largely self-sufficient if living in reef aquariums but their diets can be supplemented with pelleted or frozen foods. Live plants require a nutrient rich fertilizer and can also be supplemented with a carbon source.