5 High-Quality Fish Foods That You Have to Try
When it comes to prepared fish foods, what do you feed? Are you a Team Hikari fan or a DIYer from Team Repashy. Are you like me? Do you have serious fish food collectoritis or a fridge full of half-empty bottles? We have hundreds of fish foods from around the world. So when I try out a new product in fish keeping, I usually look for:
– Ingredients – What is the food made out of and what nutrients does it contain? – Palatability – Are my fish crazy about it? How quickly does it get eaten? – Ease-of-use – How easy is it to prepare? Does it make the water dirty and require extra tank maintenance? – 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 many brands of fish flakes on the marketplace. How do you know which one is the best? Check out Xtreme Krill Flakes, a premium flake made with high-quality foods that include krill as its main ingredient. Fish love the taste and smell of krill. Krill is a rich source of protein that naturally enhances their colors. Flake food can be easily crumbled to the correct size. This makes it great for small guppy fries or cichlids with a need for extra color. We fell in love with the food after feeding it to our livebears and cannot 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. Its tiny size is ideal for tetras, rasboras, livebearers, corydoras, and most 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. I like that it contains salmon, spirulina, and kelp with high percentages of crude protein (55%) and crude fat content (18%), which is great for growing fry big and healthy. This food is unique because of the squeeze bottle. You wouldn’t think that packaging would make such a difference, but it’s so easy to squirt a little in each tank and feed a ton of fish quickly and efficiently. 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.
Favorite Food for Finicky Eaters: Hikari Vibra Bites
Some aquatic pets, such as the discus, puffers and African dwarf frogs, are not allowed to eat frozen or live foods. This can make it difficult for them to be kept. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a prepared food that looked and moved in the water just like frozen bloodworms? Enter Hikari Vibra Bites. These red, worm-like food sticks, which look like bloodworms, are much easier for tiny fish to eat. They’re also packed with ingredients such as garlic, cuttlefish and insects for great nutrition and color-enhancing properties. You might be one of those people who are very picky about food. But, it’s worth a shot.
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. Just add boiling water to some powder, let it set like Jell-O, and then cut it up into cubes to feed your fish or freeze for later use. The gel food is stable for up to 24 hours and doesn’t separate in water. It’s great for slower feeders, such as baby fry and nocturnal catsfish. Even driftwood and smooth stones can be dipped into the liquid before it sets. This will give your algae-eating aufwuchs friends a flat surface to walk on. It’s great to see so many different varieties, each with a specific diet for goldfish, herbivores or wood eaters. One warning: Repashy is a very unique scent that drives fish crazy.
When it comes to fish foods, I personally have no particular brand loyalty. 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. If you want more variety, better nutrition, or just to pamper your fish, my top five list is for you. It’s possible that you will discover a new favorite fish recipe!