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12-04-2012, 07:26 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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NEW LIFE SPECTRUM - judgement
Just bought this PRICEY food because the lady recommended it to me.
advertised as fulfilling ALL nutritional recquirements of community fish
and helping to prevent diseases such as hole in the head.
has anyone used this long term?
if so... worth the price tag?
12-04-2012, 07:35 AM #2
NLS is said to be a good fish food but I believe in variety and don't think one thing does it all. The claim of preventing HITH would be iffy, at best. Several things have been claimed to cause it but none of it with scientific proof. Good diet is essential but several foods offer a good diet, IMO.
12-04-2012, 10:04 AM #3
I have been using various NLS foods for approx 5 yrs and have found that all my fish do wonderfully on it. Depending on the dietary requirements I do supplement other items such as brine shrimp, blood worms etc. I good diet, water quality, good quality stock and good housekeeping will ward off any disease.Sailor
12-04-2012, 11:18 AM #4
I know we have one or two members here that always feed their fish NLS, then on occasion some NLS, and especially at thanks giving and xmas they give em NLS.
Personally I don't mind it as a brand but I've always found fish do better on a varied diet.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
12-04-2012, 12:02 PM #5
0Originally Posted by ARDENT Northend Thistle fan
NLS is good food, I use it. I also use Hikari, & KensFish foods As well as a variety of fresh fruits/veggies Or live depending on who I am feeding. I want to try the Repashy foods as I have heard good things about them.
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12-04-2012, 12:43 PM #6
There have been several debates on this board about whether NLS is merely "good" or "Neptune, Lord of the Sea's gift to fishes". I use it and it seems to work well but I'm not religiously attached to it.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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