It's Week 41 of 52 Weeks of Reefing, and this week we are going in depth on our feeding practices in the BRS160! We'll cover fish foods including the right type of food, how often, how much and some cool feeding accessories and tips. While fish can survive in a lot of different types of foods their biologic functions have evolved around utilizing a certain mix of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. This is pretty similar to other pet foods. For instance many pet owners acknowledge their dogs and cats are carnivores and make an attempt to feed them protein rich foods which have minimal to no grain diets, many take it a step further and feed low carbohydrate or even raw foods almost completely comprised of the entire animal bones organs and all ground up to supply a very natural source of protein, minerals and vitamins. At the highest level you have you basic categories of fish. Your carnivores and your herbivores Carnivores primarily diet being flesh which is very protein rich, and herbivores diet being primarily algae or plant material. In reality a good portion of fish in the reef aquarium are omnivores which mean they consume both algae and flesh. So the first step in all this is recognizing the natural diets of the fish you selected for the tank. For the most part it is somewhat easy to recognize just from their behavior in the tank. Most of the herbivores or omnivores like tangs, some blennies and rabbit fish spend a majority of the day obviously looking for algae to peck off the surface of the rocks. Carnivorous fish primarily eat flesh and this is pretty obvious with frozen foods clams, shrimp, squid and similar items which are all obviously meaty flesh of some type. While most fish will do best with a varied diet if you are going to select one you should do so my nutritional content. The food blends like the mega marines which have been fortified with nutrients do a great job of including a varied diet with a high protein and essential fat content but I think the most popular with seasoned reefers is the Canadian Mysis shrimp because it has a naturally high protein and fat content and doesn't need to be fortified. So which foods do you prefer to feed your fish? Let us know in the comments area below, and be sure to vote in our latest poll by clicking the "i" in the upper right corner of the page. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.