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What do small freshwater fish eat?
Small freshwater fish typically eat vegetation, insects, larvae, leeches, shrimp and dead or decaying matter, and small saltwater fish, called forage or feed fish, eat plankton. The tiny American herring eats small and larval shrimp as do both Atlantic and Pacific cod.
What do carnivore fish eat?
In the wild, they feast on live fish, insects, larvae, and crustaceans. All fish require some amount of protein; however, a carnivore diet should be made up of 45% to 70% protein. In addition to proteins, these fish also need some fats to insulate the body, and small amounts of carbohydrates to provide energy.
Do fish eat meat or plants?
Fish that eat both meat and plants can survive on almost any food they get from the bottom of the sea. Their feed consists of small fish, crustaceans, worms and almost anything that is not poisonous to them. Besides, there are species of meat-eating fish that hunt other species by surprise attack.
What is the best food for fish?
Typical ingredients you want to look for in pre-prepared food include fish meal, shrimp meal, squid meal, earthworms, and Spirulina. Perhaps one of the best ways to make sure your fish is getting the best possible diet, is to make your own food at home.