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    Default Any specific brand of fish flakes for freshwater fish better than the other?


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    Trying to find the best bang for the buck here and was curious on what type of flakes everyone here prefers for their freshwater fish?

    I have a mix of guppies, platys, loaches in a 55g and 20g. I know of the Tetramin Tropical Fish flakes, but is there a specific place anyone here gets it from to get the best deal on?

    The other one I came across is a Ken's Premium fish food flakes. I don't want to cheap out that much if the tetra min fish flakes is better for my fish healthwise. Thoughts? Ingredients listed below.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kens-Premium-T...ds=fish+flakes

    Main Ingredients: salmon meal, brewers dried yeast, soy flour. Oat flour, corn gluten meal, shrimp meal, dried plankton, dried spirulina algae, dried kelp, lecithin, vitamin supplements a, d3, b12, biotin, thiamine (source of vitamin b1), natural colloring, ascorobic acid ( source of vitamin c). Dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation

    Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein 44.0% min., crude fat 9.0%min., crude fiber 1.2% max., moisture 9.0% max. All natural ingredients. No preservatives.

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    I've heard good things about kens, however, I've never tried it myself. Omega one offers community flakes that are pretty good.
    New life spectrum (probably one of the best if not the best fish food) specializes in pellets of all sizes, but I think that they also have flakes by now.
    However, I can certainly tell you that tetra food is on the low end as far as fish food quality goes, so an upgrade would certainly help your fish.

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    I feed a wide variety so I cannot honestly recommend one food over the other. Brands I currently use are New Life Spectrum, TetraMin, TetraPro, FishScience, Hikari, and Sera.

    That probably doesn't answer your question sorry. I've no idea if there are any publically available journals on this kind of thing. I do wonder if people have ever trialed them side by side to see which seems to provide the best nutrition for particular species.
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    Not allway possible but I am a big fan of making my own frozen food. Then you know exactly what they get and can choose quality ingredients. It is usually cheaper than buying food.
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    I use kens premium stuff, but I recommend buying it direct from kensfish.com, probably cheaper that way

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    I have used Kens and NLS for a while now, both flake and pellet for both marine and freshwater. My fish seam to like them both
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    I feed Omega One Color Flakes together with Omega One Kelp Flakes, once weekly. And NLS small fish pellets, also once a week. My fish love them.

    I also got a sample jar of Zoo Med Spirulina Flakes at my first aquarium club meeting. My fish went CRAZY for them. I will be buying more when this jar is finished to feed weekly with my frozen spirulina/brine shrimp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    I have used Kens and NLS for a while now, both flake and pellet for both marine and freshwater. My fish seam to like them both


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    I feed NLS Cichlid or Grow pellets (depending on the size of the fish) as a staple diet, occasionally Ken's premium veggie flake w/spirulina or french cut canned green beans for variety, and frozen bloodworms for my spiny eels once weekly. I keep a wide variety pf fisjm from cichlids to various catfish and pleco's, loaches, and silver dollars. They all get the same diet, all grow and most spawn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Not allway possible but I am a big fan of making my own frozen food. Then you know exactly what they get and can choose quality ingredients. It is usually cheaper than buying food.
    Sorry to open an older thread but I'm interested in how you make your own frozen food.

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