Feed your Mollies hygienically Leads to Happy Life – Here’s all you need to know about Molly Fish Food
All living beings need healthy food for good life, So food is the basic thing for everyone to live on! before feeding your pets here are something to discuss.
Understanding your Pet’s Nature!
After all, every living being have some mood swings
The most important advice I can give you about keeping any pet at home is to consider their temperament and nature.
Because moody pets would trouble you in many ways especially in feeding.
- What if your pets or fishes get angry and you are unable to feed them?
They might don’t eat well, or eat too much, or dislike the food you offer, or they get ill, or they might die. In the case of fishes, they will be affected very easily due to improper care.
By the way, I had also bad experience with some other pet fishes a few years back.
Mollies are cool and very good in feeding habits. Because of their active nature, they often need more quantity food but feeding them is not a hectic job at all so I am totally okay with their feeding routines.
Know the Type of Food Mollies Need
Finding the best food for pets is a great idea to keep them fit and healthy. You can easily get the best cat food and all types of food from pets store nowadays.
As you know feeding mollies isn’t a tough job. Mollies are omnivores which mean the basic portion of their food depends on algae, some plants, and invertebrates. Now you’ll think about how to grow aquatic plants in an aquarium. Well, that’s not a big deal; a lot of original aquatic plants are available in the market.
Rather you don’t need to worry if you can’t find enough plants for mollies because mollies should also be fed by a lot of vegetables and some quality flakes food.
It is mentioned many times that they are vegetarians but you can also feed them some food based on proteins for better growth.
Amazing Fact You may not know!
I came to know about this a few days ago that mollies also have small teeth and they can chew food.
How much Food to Satisfy Appetite?
We often said eat less but quality food is better than overeating.
Same in the case of mollies it’s better for you to feed them less food rather than feeding extra food. Actually, when they were done eating they start spitting out food. That will ultimately ruin your aquarium water and environment. It will also take time to clean the water if you do not have any water filtration device.
It is better to know how much quantity of food your mollies actually need.
Mollies don’t actually eat too much food. Usually, the size of the mollies stomach is as much as the size of their eyeball. So, You can actually feed 5-7 mollies about one pinch of crushed flakes twice a day.
Don’t you know when to feed Mollies?
Mollies are active fishes. They love to eat all the time. So, there’s no specific time for feeding. Feed them anytime you want. Make sure you are giving them the right quantity & Quality food. Try to Feed them fresh food if possible
Feed twice in a day. If you are too much busy then feeding once will be fine because they can compromise. It’s also better to put some plants in the aquarium as they can also eat them. Actually, they can usually eat enough food within 5 minutes.
Food items Mollies can eat
The first advice is to always pick the high-quality food items to make them healthy and happy, it’s necessary because using the low-quality food can slow down the growth rate and make them unfit.
Try to add a variety of both slow and fast sinking food. They usually love green colored vegetables & can also eat protein Rich food. You can also feed them flake food which is rich in vitamins to help th1em grow faster, keeping the immune system strong, and improve their color variations.
They are also known as “Algea Eaters” which mean they will keep your aquarium or tank clean.WOW!
Food items to give a treat are listed below.
|Green colored Feed||Protein Rich Foods|
|Boiled and fresh Vegetables||Bloodworms|
|Algae||Some Small Sized Insects|
how long Mollies can survive without feeding?
As you know that fishes can live without food for a couple of days or weeks but it is not true in case of aquatic pet fishes. So you must feed them on a regular basis. Because in home aquariums there is not many algae or aquatic plants for them to eat. But if you have an aquarium with live plants and decorations it may be fine.
let me tell you the fact that mollies can also eat their fry fishes and a few fry fishes end up surviving in the presence of their parent mollies.
If you want more fishes in your aquarium then need more fry fishes in a separate aquarium and also feed them properly because they require more food than the adult mollies.
Food Expenses of Mollies
They don’t need much budget for feeding them. Because they are omnivorous but can live on meaty foods also. So here is a question of how much we should spend on food?
The average cost to be spent on the food after buying them can be from 15-20$ for about 4 to 5 fishes. The food products are starting from the price of as low as 2$ to any maximum limit. The average food products range from 2$ to 19$ depending upon their quantity and quality.
If you are low on budget or want fresh homemade food for your mollies rather than processed food then you must have to act upon it. Even it’s much better to do so. They love to eat healthy food. Just remember to follow some tips and procedure by the experts to feed them properly.
How to Prepare Natural Homemade Food for your Mollies?
Many live-bearing fishes die due to low-quality food and improper food ingredients this is due to local fish food or people who are not feeding a branded food their fishes & save money by serving them with chunky food from a local pet store
So, Here today we will prepare ingredients rich hygienic and natural food for your mollies that will keep your fish healthy and happy.
Preparing the food to your self is not a tough task, You must be amazed that all the ingredients I am going to share with your are already in your home fridge.
So here is simple tasty food treat we will prepare today. Your mollies will surely love it.
Let’s start the recipe.
Recipe # 1:
- Mollies love to eat protein rich foods like white fishes or some variety of shrimps
- But you can add some vitamins too.
- Add these ingredients into the blender to mix and crush them easily. You will get food in powder form. The smell of this powder will be good enough.
- You can add Gelatin that is also protein-rich ingredients originated from the body of some a animals
It’s done now!
- Shape your food using some ice cubes and then pack them in Zip lock bags or any airtight bag to avoid them from germs.
- Keep them at low temperature for later use.
- After cooling down this food give a treat to your mollies.
I can bet you will have a nice time watching your mollies at that moment. 🙂
Beginners Homemade Food For your Mollies (5 Min Recipe)
If you are much busy with your job and have no time to go to the pet store to buy the best food for your mollies so here is a very quickest and fast way to prepare food at home.
Recipe # 2:
|Sliced Garlic||According to Your Need|
- Take half kg Or 1/4th kg of peas in a bowl.
- Peal the peas and separate seeds.
- Microwave the peas
- But be careful use glass utensil in microwave not a plastic ones.
- Just after microwaving them
- Take them out
- separate shells of peas with the help of your fingers
- You can also use knife
- You can serve them hot as well as cool
- For improved & healthy servings add Garlic into the peas.
- Take as you wish to add in it.
- Cut garlic in form of slices or chop it.
Tip: Adding garlic into the peas can help to combat with internal parasites in the food.
- Then mix them both and drop slightly into the tank water
- i am damn sure your mollies will love this treat.
Tip: You can also cook them but using a microwave will save a lot of time.
So here is a question you may be thinking of?
Why you must use Peas?
Because mollies love to eat eat and on the other hand it will digest properly and it is also a healthy diet for them.
When you are cooking peas for your self. Just save a part of peas from it without adding salt or any other thing it will just save your time and extra effort to treat your mollies.
i am using this quick recipe for my self if you are using any special mix of food for your mollies in your home. Let us know about that so we will publish and it will also help everyone!
|Mollies are the best aquarium fishes for beginners at home. Understand their nature and temperament before feeding.|
|Fishes are really sensitive pets and a little mistake can affect their lives but sometimes those mistakes must also lead us to do things right the next time.|
|They are not adaptive so feeding them is not a tough or hectic job at all.|
|Actually, Mollies are omnivores so the basic portion of their food depends on algae, some plants, and invertebrates.|
|It is considered that mollies are vegetarians but they also like to have some protein based food for better growth. So, they can eat anything you feed.|
|Keep an eye, on every type of food you feed your fish, and quality of that food also. They have small teeth to chew any food.|
|They are not a fussy eater. you. You can give a pinch of crushed flakes twice a day. One pinch of food is enough for 5 -7 mollies. They can usually finish it within 5 minutes.|
|For aquarium try to add a variety of both slow and fast sinking food so that mollies have to search for their food and can stay active and digest easily.|
|Usually, they love green colored vegetables like spinach, peas, cucumber and also eat a variety of flakes food essential in vitamins.|
|Mollies can also eat Algae, Protein Pallets, Meaty Food, Freeze-Dried Glass Worms, Bloodworms, Blackworms, Daphnia, Zucchini, Lettuce, Brine Shrimps, Boiled and Fresh Vegetables, Plants and Some Small Sized Insects.|
|One bad thing about them. They always eat their fry fishes. So separate molly fish babies in the small tank.|
|Actually, they can live without food for a couple of days or weeks if they have enough plants, algae or fry fishes in their aquarium.|