A good quality flake food should be the daily staple. You may supplement this with Freeze dried daphnia, bloodworms, as well as their frozen counterparts of each 1-3 times per week. I also feed live brine shrimp. I use a sun tea jar. I have a half adozen of these going all thetime to make sure I have enough brineys to go around for everyone. Feeding these foods exclusively can cause constipation, so be careful.