Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. Default Buying bulk fish food, good or bad idea?


    0 Not allowed!
    A local fish store has fish food you can buy in bulk. You just scoop what you want, weight it and pay according to the pound or ounces - something like that. I would assume one could save same money going this route. I don't have a big tank (25 gal) and currently only have about a dozen fish (5 are just fry). Does flake fish food go bad after awhile? I wouldn't want to buy a lot only for it to go bad and I waste my money. Would it be wise to buy bulk fish food for a small amount of fish, or buy smaller quantity (already packed)?
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 8 Blackskirt Tetras, 4 Red Wag Platy's, Silver Hatchet, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    it goes bad just like normal food.

    I feed every other day and with the different food options (flakes vs pellets vs sinking wafers) it really goes a long way.

    spice up their diet for their health and you'll stretch out your food supply naturally.

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You make fish food last longer by storing it in the freezer for future use.

    I typically order about a year's supply at once to avoid higher shipping costs. I will keep about a month's supply out to use and the rest gets stored in the freezer.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Moisture will affect the flake and other food over time. Will lower the nutritional value of the food as well. What I do when I have too much food is to seal it ziplock bags and put it in the freezer. Sometimes I will buy a lot at once due to price or if a deal comes by that I can't pass up.

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    For the type of bulk food you are describing, it probably been laying around improperly stored open to oxygen for ages, and its nutritional value likely is seriously degraded. However, buying sealed, properly packaged foods in bulk and storing it properly isn't a bad idea.

  6. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I use a 4 pound bucket of Tetra in a month. If you don't use it the stuff gets little worms in it. I would only store it for around 6 months in the freezer myself. It tends to freezer burn on me. Dry flake freezer burns too. Weird though.

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thank you all for your input. This bulk fish flake food they sell is exposed to oxygen and I'm not sure how often they replenish/replace, so yeah it's probably not very nutritional and I'll stay away from. So for now it looks like I'm just buying the sealed packaged foods from my local pet store.

    Where do you guys buy your fish food? I'll go online though often with shipping it's just as expensive if not more than if I just drove 3 miles to local pet store and got the exact same stuff there.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 8 Blackskirt Tetras, 4 Red Wag Platy's, Silver Hatchet, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •