Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How frequently should I feed my fish?

Feeding frequency depends on the specific type of fish that you have, because every species is different from each other. Usually majority of fish require feeding at least once per day, and most of the hobbyists feed their fish once in the morning and once in the evening.

How much should I feed my fish at a time?

You don’t want to feed your fish more than it can eat, so sprinkle some food into the water and then let the fish eat for about five minutes. The quantity eaten in this time will be the appropriate amount of food to feed your fish.

Can fish be overfed?

Yes. Fish will eat even when they’re not hungry, so it’s up to you to make sure they’re not overfed. Overfeeding the fish can cause more problems than underfeeding. They become dull and lethargic and cause permanent body deformities.

When Should I Feed My Fish?

Most fish feed in the early morning and at dusk. Exceptions are herbivores and omnivores that graze all day as well as nocturnal species. However, aquarium fish can be fed at any time of day, morning and evening feedings are best. They can be trained for "feeding time" and eagerly swim back and forth at the surface or emerge from hiding places in anticipation of their next meal.

How often should I change my fish’s water?

If you have a tank or aquarium, you should plan on doing tank water maintenance at least once per week, although you probably won’t be changing all of the water every time. Commonly, a water change will be about 10% to 20% of the water in the tank, and monitor the balance of nitrate, nitrite and ammonia levels

How many hours should I run the hood light?

Replication of natural day and night-time cycle works well. Turn on the light when you get up in the morning and turn off the light in the late evening. Most species of fish will need the light on for 10 – 12 hours

What do I feed my fish?

What you feed your fish will depend on what type of fish you have in the tanks.

Intan Ornamental Fish food is scientifically formulated for the specific nutritional requirements of your fish, for example, Goldfish, Cichlids and Bettas have their own specific foods for their specific needs. We have 27 different feed variants for the diverse ornamental fish species which are available in 111 SKUs that suit the Fish keeper’s & Hobbyist’s individual needs.

How Long Does Pellet Food Last?

You must make sure to store it in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight, extreme temperature or moisture. You can use our pellet based products until the date on expiry on the package. Best results are achieved by using the food within 90 days of opening the package and always keeping it in a sealed container.

What Are the Differences Between Pellets, Flakes and Sinking Food Options?

Our pelleted diets are compact and formulated to provide maximum nutrition. Pelleted food, significantly cuts down on wasted food as the pellets are handier while feeding and making observations.

Our wafers are a game changer which replaces flakes a regular option for aquarium owners without the hassle of pollution and uneven availability. It caters to all fish as they are slowly sinking making it a versatile choice for surface and bottom dwellers.

Pelleted food can help eliminate over-feeding and thereby prevent water or bacterial issues caused by an overabundance of uneaten food in the water column.

We also provide uniquely shaped, rapidly sinking pellets to remedy the issue of non-availability of slow sinking wafers for the bottom dwellers – our pellets maintain their integrity longer thus ensuring your bottom-feeding fish have ample time to feed without polluting the tank.

What sets Intan apart from other feeds?

Each specific fish food diet blend provides exclusive vitamin and mineral premixes, high-quality protein and energy sources, our diets are scientifically formulated to meet the nutritional demands of your fish because we know proper nutrition is the key for overall fish health.