5 High-Quality Fish Foods That You Have to Try
How do you choose to feed prepared fish food? Are you a Team Hikari fan or a DIYer from Team Repashy. Or, are you someone like me who suffers from fish food collectoritis? Your fridge is full of empty bottles. Today’s fish keepers have the option of hundreds of fish food products from all over the globe. I look for the following things when testing out new products:
– Ingredients – What are the ingredients and what nutrients is it made from? – Palatability – Are my fish crazy about it? How fast does it get eaten – Ease Of Use – How much time does it take to prepare? Do you need to maintain the tank? – Price – Will it break the bank and how hard is it to source?
Here are some of my favourite prepared foods, which I believe are safe and easy to make.
Favorite Flake Food – Xtreme Krill Flakes
There are a lot of fish flakes brands on the market. So how do you choose a reliable brand that is safe and contains all the necessary nutrients? Check out Xtreme Krill Flakes, a premium flake made with high-quality foods that include krill as its main ingredient. The smell and taste of krill is irresistible to fish, and it’s a great source of protein that naturally enhances fish colors. As a flake food, it can be easily crumbled up to the right size, making it ideal for feeding small guppy fry or cichlids that need that extra pop in color. We personally fell in love with this food feeding it to our livebearers and can’t recommend it enough!
Favorite Pellet Food: Xtreme Nano
Flakes are great if you fish eat only the surface. But what about fish that live in mid-water and bottom? What about fish that prefer slow sinking foods? Xtreme Nano excels in this area. The 0.5mm pellet food is high in protein from delicious sources such as fish, krill and squid. It’s also low on fillers so you only need a small amount. It is small enough to be used by tetras as well as livebearers, corydoras and other small community fish. If you’re ever not sure what to feed your fish for the day, this is a nutritious staple that you can rely on.
Favorite Fry Food: Aquarium Co-Op Easy Fry and Small Fish Food
I’m really into breeding nano fish right now, so this fine-grained food is perfect for both the adults and babies in my aquariums. It has salmon, spirulina, kelp and high crude protein (55%) and crude oil content (18%). This makes it great for healthy fry. This food is unique because of the squeeze bottle. Although you wouldn’t believe packaging could make such a significant difference, it is so simple to pour a small amount into each tank and quickly feed a lot of fish. I only own a few aquariums, so I can only imagine the time savings for people who own a fish room or work at a pet store.
Hikari Vibra Bits is Finicky Eaters’ Favorite Food
Certain aquatic pets such as puffers, discus, and African dwarfs frogs are known for not taking frozen or live food. This can lead to them being discouraged from keeping them. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a pre-prepared food that looked and behaved in the same way as frozen bloodworms? Enter Hikari Vibra Bites. These red food sticks resemble worms and are easier to consume for small fish like tetras. Plus, they’re packed with ingredients including fish, krill, cuttlefish, insects, and garlic for a great mix of nutrition and color-enhancing benefits. It’s possible for some people to refuse to eat these foods, but it can save you time and hassle.
Favorite Food for Bottom Feeders: Repashy Gel Food
I had never heard of gel foods before, but now that I’ve started using Repashy Superfoods, it’s become a staple with my aquariums. Simply add the powder to boiling water and let it set up like Jell-O. Then cut into cubes or freeze it for later. The gel food doesn’t break apart immediately in water and lasts up to 24 hours or more, making it great for slower feeders such as nocturnal catfish or baby fry. Driftwood and smooth rocks can be dipped in the gel food before it sets. This gives your algae and onwuchs eaters a flat area to graze on. There are many options that cater to specific needs, such as baby fish, herbivores and wood eaters. One warning: Repashy is a very unique scent that drives fish crazy.
Personal brand loyalty is not something I have with fish food. As Cory (the owner of Aquarium Co-Op) puts it, trying out different fish foods is like Fantasy Football where you can pick the best players from each team. My top five list will help you find the right fish food for you. You might just discover a new favorite fish food.