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BrainDevil
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« on: December 15, 2011, 04:47:40 PM »

Can anyone recommend any Vitamin & Mineral additives that can be added to the aquarium to benefit the occupants? 11579
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 05:02:17 PM »

The best thing to do is to feed your fish the very best food that you can find.  Also, vary the food so that you are not giving the same thing every day.  A source for a great food is this one.  http://www.almostnaturaltropicalfishfood.com/

Also, depending on the species that you have, some need driftwood in the tank for rasping, some need algae to graze on.  Fresh vegetables and fruits are great for some species too.
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When in doubt, do a water change.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 06:40:18 PM »

I never even thought about adding vitamins and minerals to the water so I googled it. There is actually a mention of some kind of "pyramid" but depending on your tank size that could get pretty expensive since it apparantly is one pyramid per 10 gallons.

Someone writes about baby-drop-vitamins, and that adding them to the water makes the surface oily. This person adds the drops to dry fish food, not flakes though, and says that this way you use less drops and won't get an oily water surface.

   Smiley  If you buy good quality fish food like Pat Mary says, on the other hand, then your fish will get all that is needed from the food, and you wouldn't have to worry about buying expensive additives or oily water surface, or even over dosing and making the fish ill!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 06:59:53 PM »


Good clean water (50% water changes weekly) and real good fish food (not the junky fish "cereal" you get in the stores) is all you need - the fish will take care of themselves if you take care of them in this manner.

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 07:59:34 PM »

By no means is this to supplant the information and great food that Ed has available, but when a good diet is not immediately available and there are problems with digestion or various eating or diet anomalies, Fresh water Vita Chem can also be an option.


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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 05:47:00 PM »

Thanks very much that's been a great help nerd
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