how to pick fish food

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I notice when I ever I'm at the fish store that there is a unbelievable selection of fish food. I normally use tetramin as my basic flakes then I have some different types of pelets and treats use. Is there brands that are known to the fishworld that just aren't good, do fish care. I understand the different types of food for cichlids or live beares or bottom feeding fish, that type of verity is understandable , but I like I willl see that this ones for color and this ones is a nice balance etc, was wondering what you guys like to use and what you veiws are, but this allso might be a problem since we coudl be talking about brand names in a negitive way, I'm not sure the whole legal issue of that on this forum but if this is a good topic that mike won't get yelled at for, lets start
 

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I usually try to stick to what I know. I've used New Life Spectrum since it hit the commercial market a few years ago. Its all I feed and all I plan to ever feed (except the discus and beef heart) as long as its on the shelves. I love their pellets, pellets sink very well, come in a wide range of sizes and do not degrade in water like other pellets. The fish go nuts for them. Lots of formulas to choose from as well.
 
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where do you get that new life specturm, I don't think I have ever seen it around here
 

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I just get it from my LFS. Where are you located? They don't carry it at chain stores, just LFS. Some, well a lot of online places carry it. I'm starting to buy it by the 5lb bucket.
 
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I'm in wisonsin, my lfs has a kind of food there that no other places have, I don't know for sure what its called, I know its expnsive ad its in a thing taht yo have to do by your self, kind of how people get coffe out of those dispensers
 

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As a rule of thumb, all I do is research the fish species profile first. (e.g. some African Cichlids require more veggies in their diet, too much protein could harm them).

Then I provide as much variety as I can. Even if that means falling into a marketing trap (buying the same thing with different name and presentation).

The only controversy in fishfood I have found -not settled yet, has to do with a preservative that is present in most of them: Ethoxyquin.

I purchase the smallest possible sizes for the sake of the freshness of the food (even if not financially wise), and whenever I can grab a food that is made with fish fillet, instead of fish meal, I get it. I don't have many options for the really good brands (most not available down here).

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