Help With Choosing Food! Question

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by TheCanadian, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. TheCanadian

    TheCanadianNew MemberMember

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    hey everyone. My tank is about all set up and I am now at the stage where I need to get my food before adding my fish(of course I’ll be doing it slowly and I’ll list them in the order I’ll be adding them. Ember tetras, Amano shrimp, Corydoras hastatus and Otocinclus (might switch the order of the last two around.

    I’ve been looking at tetramin’s products and I feel like their mini granules might be best for me as opposed to the flakes (if my other fish can’t eat these I’ll just get flakes for the tetras) I can also get some other brand if there are better options. Tbh I really don’t know what mix of veggies/meat ember tetras need.
    As for Corys (hastatus) I’m not too sure how I should be prepping their food. I’ll get some frozen bloodworms for the occasional treat but was wondering if the tetramin will be enough for their main diet or should I get specialised catfish food (if the tetras can also eat some of these foods that would be great). I currently have access to tropical Welsi granules but I’m not too sure what it’s made of, Hikari catfish food but it also says it’s for algae eaters as well, dennerle cookies with a picture of Corys on it, and JBL tabis, some ultra fresh(brand) shrimp pies for catfish.
    For my Otos I’ll be getting some kind of algae wafer I’m sure but I’ve also found other things like the jbl novofect, and blanched vegetables as treats. So any recommendations would be much appreciated as well. I’m not sure if the catfish will try to steal the Oto’s since I’ve heard they’re quite voracious. I’m sure my shrimp will be fine with all of this variety so not too worried about them.

    I also have access to krill! I’m in China but I’m sure I can find most things online so any advice on what’s best for my fish would be really appreciated! I want them to be colourful, but most importantly have a healthy and happy life.

    TLDR; what are the best foods (as well as the ratio of veggies to meat for omnivores) I can feed to my fish. Ember tetras, Corydoras hastatus, Otocinclus, and Amano shrimp.
     
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  2. MikeRad89

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    Really not that complicated. Not trying to be rude but a quality pellet labeled for most tropical fish will suffice. Add some zucchini and high protein seafood for a treat and your fish will thrive.
     
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    TheCanadianNew MemberMember

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    Thanks! I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to get too many types! So no need for algae wafers or the like for my Otos if I just give them veggies?
     
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    Sometimes you have to start with a couple different foods to see what your fish like. I use mostly Omega One foods. My fish love their Super Color Flakes and the Shrimp Pellets ( Omega One ). I also feed them Fluval Bug Bites which they also seem to go nuts for.
     
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    For small fish, like Ember Tetras, I've found flakes to be the best. Brand doesn't really matter too much. I tried Tetra's mini granules and they are a bit too big. Hikari microgranules are the only granules/pellets that I've tried that are really small enough.
     
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