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Thread: Fish Food?
05-06-2012, 12:46 PM #1
Just out of curiousity, I was wondering what people's favourite/go-to all-round basic tropical food/flake was? Eg. JEBO, Nutrafin, Tetra, etc, and why?
Also what are some other fish foods you'd recommend or NOT recommend?
I have been tropical fishkeeping (finally moving on from goldfish!) since January this year, and have already found a couple of foods which work for me, and some that my fish seem to HATE. Would really love to hear other people's experiences. :)
05-06-2012, 12:53 PM #2
I feed Kens, NLS and Hikari supplemented with some home raised live feeders and fresh veggies.
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05-06-2012, 01:51 PM #3Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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I feed Ken's flakes and catfish pellets, Hikari algae tablets, Hikari micro wafers for new fish and frozen bloodworms/brine shrimp for treats.
05-06-2012, 03:22 PM #4
New Life Spectrum. I just think it is the most well-rounded food out there and I have had good results. Hikari though is also a great brand. This can be a sort of Chevy vs. Ford discussion though, it really comes down to personal preference and availability.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
05-06-2012, 05:08 PM #5Junior Member Guppy
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Daphnia! The best fish food!
05-06-2012, 05:44 PM #6
I feed New Life Spectrum and food from kensfish.com Pellets are superior to flakes. Flakes leach out their nutrients within a minute of being in the water. Pellets last much longer in the water.
05-06-2012, 09:42 PM #7
Wow. I've never heard of any of those brands, haha. That's interesting about flakes losing their nutrients after they've been in the water. I feed sinking pellets for my loaches and plecos. I got the algae wafers for the plecos but they turned their noses up at them and went and stole the loaches shrimp pellets instead. I also give everyone bloodworms once or twice a week.
Thanks for that thread, very useful. It seems that hikari is a lot of people's favorites. I wonder if that's available here...
Last edited by Amelia; 05-06-2012 at 09:56 PM.
05-07-2012, 01:25 PM #8
Tetramin for me, been using that since my first tank over 20 years ago. Decent stuff with the added bonus that I know I'm overfeeding when they don't take the red flakes.
Supplement that as needed with treats, my Hengeli love peas and everyone likes a freshly hatched mosquito larvae but that's a seasonal treat over here.