So a video you guys wanted to see was a feeding video when I decided we’re gonna feed all of the fish however We’re just gonna be feeding them what they are going to eat today I feed a very diet and it varies from day to day, and we’re gonna talk about that I want to show you types of food that I’m feeding why I’m feeding it of course how much and how often let’s start with The Tropheus aquarium. The Tropheus you guys will remember are Tropheus Ikola, a lake tanganyikan Fish there’s about 20 or 25 in there right now And that is a colony that’s now starting to become more and more established and some of the males are becoming more apparent It does look like I have a nice balance of 1 to 5 meaning one male to have five females With that said I should probably interrupt this video I know that you guys want a complete breakdown of Every tank that I have and lots of information about each individual fish So you guys do want to see that let me know in the comment section below, or simply give me a thumbs up? And I’ll know that way back to the tropheus These guys are a herbivoric fish for the most part And if you don’t give them what they need they can develop things like bloat which can eventually kill them. So you want to be very Careful with these fish one of the key things with these guys is to make sure that they are in an established aquarium. Usually that will give you more Successive simply because they do have some algae to graze on so I don’t really do a whole lot of maintenance on this aquarium although it Does look really clean it certainly isn’t there is algae on almost everything, but they do pick away at it now these guys are only fed twice a day. I feed them a herbivore diet mainly basing it off of Plants like spirulina, so I make sure like the number one ingredient is typically spirulina And I’ll feed them a flake or even a pellet at time sometimes a combination of both. Brands doesn’t really matter So I’m not gonna get into brands in this video I just kind of pay attention to what the actual ingredients Are the size of the food and the texture based off what the fish needs. Now I should also mention that when I’m feeding all pumps are shut off I don’t want any of the food getting sucked down to the filter, and I leave them off or are usually about thirty minutes I let the fish consume the food from anywheres from five to ten minutes if they can’t eat it all in that amount Time usually I’m feeding too much however with some of these tanks There are some less dominant fish that do not get to the food in time so at times I will over feed the aquarium, so they can get some as well Tropheus are always a fun food fish to feed though. I do try to feed them a pelletized food, however I mix it up day to day Just to make sure they’re accepting anything I offer and now I prefer pellets over flakes simply because pellets are like a far more condensed state than flakes but flakes are a little bit more easier to Digest and faster eating so it kind of depends on the fish that you’re keeping let’s move up to the malawi fish up above is the lake malawi peacocks it has a number of different types of male peacocks with a heavy concentration of OB peacocks, I must admit I do like them a lot, so well. There’s a lot in there These guys get a very similar diet to the tropheus. However, they don’t depend largely on a Vegetable matter diet. However today, I offered them some spirulina based foods but for the most part I will feed them something more omnivorous that has a nice amount of protein content in it as well upwards of about 30% protein Content. These guys can be predators, but they do need some Vegetable matter in their diets as well, and I like to feed them foods that have lots of color Enhancing in it like astaxanthin for example That’s a very popular color enhancer in fish foods. these guys eat once a day, and I usually feed them pellets pellets because Again, they only need to eat a few pellets each and those pellets will expand in their bellies of course once they become wet And they fatten up quite easily I do find also that I control their aggression by only feeding once a day at the exact same time Every single day which brings up a point of when do I actually feed? Usually I feed them at “Noontime”. Noon being their “noon” not our noon. See as fish keepers we control everything about our aquariums including their lifecycles and the lighting cycles and the Metabolisms and so forth so noon time for them is pretty much 4 o’clock in the afternoon for me Their lights come on in a certain time and go off at a certain time but noon is always noon to them right beside them is that rainbow aquarium that we just recently set up now these guys will eat just about anything I feed them a variety of foods from flakes to pellets to frozen foods like brine shrimp or Mysis or even some krill, things like that and they’ll eat pretty much anything these guys eat twice a day as well Twice a say simply because there’s so many in there. I want to make sure that everybody’s getting something to eat Now it does look like in these videos that I’m over feeding but with the pump still on it blows the food around and distributes it a lot more evenly throughout the aquarium so all the fish have an Opportunity to get some plus it keeps the food in motion almost triggering their Instinct to chase after that food and eat it making it more acceptable typically Rainbows get more of a tropical diet like something that is a bit more Commonly used for almost all fish like community fish diets, which has a little bit of everything in there for them And they do quite well on that the Uaru aquarium This is one of my favorite tanks because it means so much to me And it’s also one of my most naturally looking aquariums, in my opinion and a few others have mentioned that as well. These guys The Uaru cichlid is largely a herbivore. It will eat your plants if you put them in there It doesn’t matter what they are in fact sometimes, I feed them romaine lettuce they love that but for the most part I will also feed that tank a variety of food simply because there’s two different types of fish in there requiring two different diet requirements. Those king tetras are community type fish that do require plant as well as protein diet, but the Uaru, they can eat plant or more of a meaty diet like protein based But that’s going to have a huge impact on their coloration as adults to get that awesome Contrast you do want to feed more of a heavily plant-based diet But today I fed them a mixture of pellets, granules, and flakes a combination of spirulina flakes some Community granules and of course some cichlid pellets. This gives everybody an opportunity to have some and it’s a mixed diet But I also like feeding these guys Some frozen foods every once in a while not necessarily too often though. The angel fish aquarium probably one of the more easier Aquariums to feed because they’ll eat almost anything I offer, but given the fact that angel fish have such a tiny mouth We have to keep that into consideration as well We can’t feed the big cichlid pellets because they simply can’t eat them, but today They got a mixture of frozen foods including some brine shrimps mysis shrimp and of course a little bit of krill Angelfish tend to do best on a mixed diet more protein based These guys only eat once a day. There’s lots in there. There’s about 25 or 28 angels something like that and Because of their high bio load. I don’t want to overfeed that aquarium, so I’m very cautious with it again I’m only feeding them once a day at 12 o’clock a lot of people feed their fish two and three times a day a lot Of the times it’s over feeding them. It’s creating other waste, they don’t necessarily need it if your fish are healthy and exhibit Proper body form and shape and they’re not skinny or anything like that you’re probably feeding enough, but after that it’s usually way Too much, that’s for the discus well these guys all my discus have always gotten my homemade foods I’ve shown you guys how to make this several times in the past I just snap off a few pieces after it’s been frozen and drop them in as time goes by that food will defrost and They can pick it apart a little bit more easier. However, there’s 16 discus in there there used to be some Cardinal tetras I’ve removed the Cardinals because for me it was just a personal thing They were taking away from the discus my eyes were always watching the Cardinals as opposed to the discus And I want it to be a discus aquarium. I know some people won’t like that But I don’t know I just preferred just the discus only especially in like six to eight months from now when they get a lot Larger it’s gonna be far more impressive The food that I’m feeding though is heavily protein diets consisting of some beef heart, shrimp, tilapia, scallops, And a little bit of astaxanthin powder But you could also add in Paprika to help with the oranges like these guys are getting now because they will be a red orange color eventually Those guys only eat once a day as well and the benefit to feeding this food Is that if they ever breed in that aquarium the adults are already eating it so I can continue to feed that but the juvenile fry that will eventually Be in that aquarium potentially will eat that food as well so I can wean them off their parents really easily And that’s how I had a lot of success with breeding discus in the past The last aquarium on this rack that currently has fish in it is the Asian aquarium now We haven’t gone over a lot of details on this tank in fact I haven’t actually really showed it at all and we’ll have to go through a detailed explanation eventually like we have through all the rest of them, but the main fish in this aquarium are a handful of pearl gourami as well as Harlequin rasboras and some Dario Dario now this aquarium is Still something that I’ve changed a few times. I’m not completely satisfied with it But feeding it is still fun and these guys got the same thing that the angelfish got earlier I do find that they enjoy it and it allows all of the fish to get a little bit because there’s so many different mouth Sizes within that aquarium. This is a good diet for them, but how usually I’ll feed Different types of community type foods like some flake foods and very small pellet foods and granules And they’ll eat those as well day to day varies out here Moving along we get to Frank’s tank. Now Frank begins his day off with some flower horn pellets I just drop a small handful in there, and he’ll eat them all that’ll fill his belly up But we’ll come back to this aquarium later because we feed it another food later on in the day as well As for the 375 you guys will remember, this is a newly established aquarium with a ton of Clown loaches. We got 50 large clown loaches as well as I believe it’s 17 Vieja, there’s three different species in there. I start that tank off with some cichlid pellets Just because I know the vieja will eat them first and that kind of fills them up and allows the other foods that I’m gonna Be offering to get down to the clown loaches. However if the clown loaches are hungry enough They will come up and eat the pellets like they do for me usually And then I decided to give them a treat today So they got the brine shrimp krill as well as the mysis shrimp that the angels as well as the Asian tank got as well Again, this looks like I’m feeding a tremendous amount of food, but they consume it all and return pumps are shut off So it’s not like it’s getting sucked down to the filter polluting the aquarium The stingray tank I feed this aquarium twice a day.For the Asian Arowana I start them off with some arowana sticks. This is a prepared food that you could purchase. I feed it for a couple of reasons. One is to ensure that they eat Whatever I offer. I want to keep them on a prepared diet as well as a homemade diet and getting your arowana on anything But live can be difficult so having all four of my Asian Arowana eating prepared food as well as homemade food is kind of a big deal So I don’t want to ruin that for them. They do enjoy the pelletize food it offers lots of color enhancers and kind of just ensures that they’re getting whatever they want and Then of course we come back and feed them the homemade food that I’ve shown you guys how to prepare in the past and this Contains some fresh market shrimp. We’ve got some tilapia fillet in there or filet we’ve got some scallops in there and and that’s pretty much all that rounds out that diet and That is a very fresh diet to be able to offer your fish is to know exactly What’s in that and know that you know a lot of the times, We look at the top three ingredients of what’s in a fish food. The rest are kind of fillers and color enhancers I Focus on the top three for this tank and give them kind of what is the best. But the rays Absolutely love it, the arowana will eat it as well. However depending on the Time of day that I’m feeding these guys these guys usually eat earlier in the morning when the lights are a little dimmer. The arowana Will strike harder, but when I have all the lids off and bright light shining down? And then I’m starting to film a lot of the times the Arowana won’t perform for us So keep that in mind when watching these guys eat Anyways feeding the whole gallery takes about 30 to 35 minutes, and that includes defrosting some foods getting it all ready But I do it once a day and that’s part of my maintenance routine of course I have to still take care of everything in here And that’s something that I’ll do for you guys in the near future is make a video on how I take care of the over 4,000 gallons of water within this gallery. And 4,000 gallons isn’t a tremendous amount of water if it’s only one or two tanks Really cuz you’re only focusing on one or two tanks But when it’s 13 different large aquariums that all have different needs that can become a little unique And if you guys want to see that video let me know in the comments section below. Anyways, Hope you guys enjoy today’s video, and if you join me this coming Sunday I think I’m gonna be ready to show you the scape for the saltwater aquarium if I get it ready in time


  1. Wow maybe Im unferfeeding. He seems to put a ton in there? I don't put nearly that much in my tanks with similar stockings.. but they all look great not skinny

  2. hey joey how do you get rid of the blue algae i had it and used a chemical product and dont like it at all is there a better way ????

  3. Please help
    My 70 gal aquarium cought Single-celled algae and i installed uv sterillizer and moved it away from the sun and havent turn the lights on and nothing has changed the water is still realy green and it gets worst every day for almost a week (the fish are fine)
    Any suggestions?

  4. Hey the king of diy I thought maybe if you ever wanted to you can make a aquarium for some crustaceans called Triops

  5. Hi Joey
    Never knew to turn the pumps off when feeding thanks for the tip.
    As such showing how you maintain your tanks is bound to be fruitful for more tips. Would love to see you do that video you are an awesome teacher!
    Thanks for the video Joey

  6. That first tank you feed, trophius or something, I can’t venture a guess as to the spelling. What kind of plant is floating there? Looks like a hanging ivy, and we have half a dozen of them around the house. Safe to put in the tanks??

  7. WOW!!! Really nice natural looking habitats.
    Those cichlids probably my most favorite, all the different color variations. Also the Angelfish are incredible. You have some kickass setups 😎👍👍..

  8. Hi can you please tell me the name of these kind of tanks? I dont mean the how many galon i mean like they connect like joey please tell me the name of these kind of aquarium, ty

  9. Please consider live-streaming a tank full time. Or switch up the tanks on a live stream channel. I would tune in. Beautiful and relaxing!

  10. Hi I'm really interested in seeing a detailed video on your water changes please. Also are you still planning on setting everything up on a drip system? If so I would really like to see that video

  11. Hi, is that blue algae in the front of the asian tank? How would you thread it? Lights out for a week to see if that has some positive effects?
    Any plans on a dark/black water tank?
    Keep up the good work, greetings from Belgium!

  12. havent been in a while what happened to the tank with alll the red fish? I think he had hundreds and giant pieces of driftwood and moss in the centre of the long tank

  13. I have a 55 gal. tank. I want to put hardy, medium sized fish. I am moderately skilled fish keeper so was wonder if you had any suggestions

  14. If i was gonna do a tank with 3 guppy, 8 green tetras, and some cherry shrimp(number will likely vary some but at least 5), what would be a good diet for them?

  15. The beginning of the video he says he turns the pumps off while feeding. Then 5min in he says the pump helps evenly distribute the food? Did I misunderstand?

  16. Five years ago when I first watched your videos I wasn't exactly an aquarium virgin, but I had always had just one. Then I got bit by the expansion bug, three aquariums later I feel like a pro. Thanks for all your videos, only thing I haven't done yet is build my own stand(have assembled them, but also living in a condo is not easy doing most handiwork)

  17. Fishkeeper? You're the fish whisperer! Amazing how detailed you know not only what to feed to which, but for instance – giving the aggressive, bigger fish pellets first so that the smaller fish still get a chance to nab some food – incredible. I tip my hat to you sir.

  18. all your fish are so beautiful, i hope to have such an amazing collection one day! also you posted this on my 30th Birthday! very belated Birthday to me!

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