Feeders for aquariums
Of course, aquarium fish, like all other living beings, need to eat regularly. In the natural environment this process is “following” nature, but in the home this responsibility, of course, lie on the owner of the aquarium.
Fish feel and look particularly well when constantly eat in the same place at the same time. In addition, there is a very interesting feature in the behavior of the fish. So in the process of feeding they get used to certain movements and sounds. Therefore, they can be easily trained to swim up for feeding, for example, after a light tapping on the lid of the aquarium.
To feed the fish it is possible both in manual and in automatic mode. Any regime will need a special feeder. It is worth remembering that to install a bird feeder for fish is needed in the corner, away from the devices for aeration and any heating equipment. Also when feeding aeration does need to disable that feed from the trough does not spill and does not spread throughout the aquarium.
By the way, the feeders not only teach the fish to feeding in a certain place, but also not give feed spread out across the water and contaminate it. In the end, the food and the worms will not get into corners or to the bottom, where they can start to rot.
Feeder for aquarium fish there are several species of floating and automatic.
Floating aquarium feeders
Overall hymenoplasty on the surface of the water feeders are gone, they are attached to the selected surface by means of special suckers. But hobbyists continue to call them just out of habit. They are a small protective structure made of plastic. Typically, they are used to dry food. But, if you add a special fine mesh, they are suitable for live food (worms and larvae).
It is best to buy multifunctional floating feeder, which will allow you to feed the fish a variety of foods. And, besides, she must navigate the aquarium after decreasing the water level to avoid spreading of food for fish throughout the tank.
Automatic aquarium feeders
Such feeders are mounted mainly on the top edge of the side wall of the aquarium. And the compartment in which the engine is sealed and protected from water. Compartment with feed is above water. The owner of the aquarium sets a special timer and at a certain point of time, the engine drives the compartment with food. That is in the set minute the device turns and pours feed into the water. The dose that will sleep with the fishes, may also set the owner of the aquarium. It is very important to properly and accurately calculate how much feed the inhabitants of the aquarium will be able to eat at one time.
In addition to all the features sometimes in the automatic feeders have a special fan that blows the food to prevent it from sticking together. This is a very useful feature, but the buyer will have to significantly overpay.
Thanks to the automatic feeder you can safely go on vacation and not worry about their Pets.