Fresh and Frozen Foods for Saltwater Fish

Fresh and Frozen Foods for Saltwater Fish2018-07-13T16:34:05+00:00

Cardinal Fish

Varieties of fresh and frozen foods for marine fish are more convenient and are more readily available than many live foods.

Fish fillets, shrimp, clams, and scallops are some of the fresh foods that are an excellent choice for feeding young saltwater fishes.

Good diets for herbivores and omnivores are various plant materials such as spinach, lettuce and algae.

Frozen foods are also available such as brine shrimp, daphnia, fish roe, shrimp and other items.


Fresh fish is an excellent food for your saltwater aquarium fishes and invertebrates.

It can be purchased, cut into small pieces, and frozen for later use.

Get portion of frozen food from the freezer, thaw the food in a small amount of warm water, and then feed them to your fishes.

Selecting fresh and frozen food is important. White, firm-fresh fish are the best once to choose (flounder, halibut, snapper and haddock) rather than oily species (salmon, mackerel, and herring) because they can cause buildup of oil on the surface of your aquarium water.


Brine Shrimp

Fresh raw shrimp is one of the best foods for feeding saltwater fish.

You can cut the shrimp into small pieces to feed your smaller saltwater aquarium fishes.

Larger chunks will be taken whole by the bigger ones. It is also good for feeding se anemones, hermit crabs and other invertebrates.

If you use frozen shrimp, remove a portion from the freezer, thaw it in warm water, then remove shell and legs.

Scallops, Clams, Mussels

These are also excellent foods. Prepare it by cutting small pieces to feed your smaller fishes and larger pieces can be fed to larger fishes.

Clams and mussels needs to be cleaned thoroughly to remove any sand or other foreign material that is sometimes still in the shell.

Plant Materials

Julian Sprung's Sea Veggies

Spinach lettuce, algae and other plant materials can also be fed either fresh or frozen.

If you are using it fresh, steam it a little bit just enough to wilt the plants. It will be easier for your fish to consume it this way.

Powder Blue Tang/Surgeon Fish

Frozen spinach needs to be thawed.

Surgeonfish and parrotfishes are some of the herbivores that will benefit these plant material foods.

Veggie Rounds 8.1oz.
  • Never clouds water
  • Rich in Omega 3 & 6 HUFA's
  • Natural pigments for vibrant colors
  • Fresh, natural fats
  • An abundance and variety of fresh seafood protein means less starch

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