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Cheesecake

Have you tried bloodworms? I've seen wild caught eat them on day 1.

Funny you should say that. If you read that thread then you know recently they've stopped eating them (I don't know why). Please message in that thread so as not to get off-topic in this one .
 

Tony_097

Whats the worst food out there that we can all agree on ?
 

abarb

I think wardley food is some of the worst. The first ingredient is fish meal then the next 5 are fillers in the tropical flakes. I used to feed it a few years ago but switched to better quality foods and my fish never eat wardley fish food now.
 

Tony_097

I think wardley food is some of the worst. The first ingredient is fish meal then the next 5 are fillers in the tropical flakes. I used to feed it a few years ago but switched to better quality foods and my fish never eat wardley fish food now.
I heard the shrimp pellets or whatever they make are utter garbage.
 

CanadianJoeh

Whats the worst food out there that we can all agree on ?
Probably Wardley or Nutrafin Basix
 

Cheesecake

Wardley is :yuck:.
 

jake37

I *hope* wardley shrimp pellets aren't bad for fish because everything I have love them (cardinal tetra, kuhli, cory, pleco, upside down cat, swordtails); if they are bad what should I use instead of them. I actually got them for the kuhlI because they sink but the tetra and swordtails gobble down the flakes at the top and then the pellets on the bottom. The female swordtail are esp bad as they will run through all the pellets around the tank non stop till they are gone. Anyway if they are bad for the fish what pellets should I get instead ?
 

abarb

I *hope* wardley shrimp pellets aren't bad for fish because everything I have love them (tetra, kuhli, cory, pleco, upside down cat, swordtails); if they are bad what should I use instead of them. I actually got them for the kuhlI because they sink but the tetra and swords gobble down the flakes at the top and then the pellets on the bottom. Anyway if they are bad for the fish what pellets should I get instead ?
They aren’t that bad for the fish but they just have horrible ingredients. My fish like it too but I only feed it once in a while because I have other foods. Omega one shrimp pellets are pretty good (IMO).
 

dlboge

The following chart is compiled from the labels of some commercial pelleted fish foods. Nutrient percentages are directly from the label. Ingredient percentages are APPROXIMATIONS from the label, based on the simple math that results from realizing that suppliers want to maximize their profits. The prices are for roughly 1 to 2-pound buys. Note I make no recommendations. Everyone has their own personal beliefs about what food should be and I don’t mess with beliefs. Suffice to say I’m very surprised by what the chart says.

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Lovecich

What this thread tells me is that maybe it's not a good idea to buy the same fish food each time.
 

DarkOne

What this thread tells me is that maybe it's not a good idea to buy the same fish food each time.
A varied diet is good because no one food has all the vitamins needed for healthy fish.

The chart above is also dishonest as anything not listed as "Meat" is categorized as "Filler (Grains)" which seems to have a stigma with most here thinking it's bad.
 

Addie42


1:33:17

lol
 

CanadianJoeh

Variety is key!
 

H2O Concierge

Here is the food. I don't know if I could be feeding them better, but it doesn't seem to go to waste. My community get frozen brine and Tetra Pro Crisps. I feed my Africans Ocean Nutrition which sinks fast, most doesn't make it to the substrate, the New Life Spectrum stays at the top a little longer and is smaller pellets. Of course for the carnivores I supplement with frozen mysis shrimp weekly.
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jake37

Well my (bristolnose) pleco took one sniff of tetra algae wafer and ran the other way but the cory hung around for a while trying to figure out what it was.
 

coralbandit

There is a long article and a 5 star rating system for prepared foods .
Spoiler ; NONE got 5 stars !
I use one of the cheapest foods available .Not to be cheap but to get quantity and quality .
Most food the average keeper gets is in little packages like from a street level drug dealer. Shame on the fish industry again.
No fan of Omega at all and neither are my fish.All the 'top shelf' brands are way over priced.I get a 1/2 pound of food like NLS 1mm for about $3.

Flake food basically sucks for any nutritional value .Imagine a vitamin packed potato chip. Could you eat enough of them ? I know I could but ?
Honestly most will kill their fish through something much more delinquent than offering poor quality food IMO .
 

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