Live Feeder Fish

Live Feeder Fish benefits associated with live foods for aquarium fish is their nutritional content. Live foods are rich in nutrients because they have not been processed like commercial fish foods. Most live foods are high in protein which makes them healthy for aquarium fish – they are also good for conditioning fish before breeding. Another benefit of live foods is that they can be gut-loaded to increase their nutritional value.

Gut-loading is simply the process of feeding the insects or feeder fish healthy foods that will then be passed on to your fish when they eat the live foods. It is also worth noting that live foods will not break down and decompose like commercial flake foods, and many fish find live foods to be more palatable than commercial foods. In fact, live-caught saltwater fish often do not accept anything but live foods in captivity because that is what they are used to eating in the wild.