List of dried foods I use as well as their popularity in my tank! What do you use?

Carpio

Here are the foods I rotate to feed the following:
(random order)
40 Ember Tetras, 10 Chili Rasboras, 40 Pygmy Corys, 4 Green Corys, 3 Juli Corys, 6 Otos, 2 Longfin Golden Bristlenose Plecos, 6 Golden White Cloud Minnows, 1 Tinwini Danio, 12 Amano Shrimp, and around 300 Blue Velvet Neocaridina Shrimp.

Veggies Boiled or Microwaved (tried all the usual suspects' zucchini cucumber etc): all tank goers hate them
Xtreme Kill Flakes: Only my shrimp seem to eat this (I don't think I'll be buying this anymore)
Xtreme Nano pellets: Shrimp, Juli, and Green Corys seem to like it (I don't think I'll be buying this anymore)
Bug Bites Tropical Formula for Small fish: Everyone goes nuts for this
Bug Bites Betta formula (had leftovers and decided to feed it to them): Everyone goes crazy over this
Bug Bites Color Enhancing Flakes: Everyone loved it except for the Chili Rasboras, they would spit it out
Hikari Algae wafers: Plecos and Neos love this, for some reason Amanos don't like it as much but they do graze.
Hikari Crab Cuisine: Plecos, Neos, Amanos, ALL Corys LOVE THIS.
Hikari Freeze Dried Daphnia: Only the Minnows and Danio seem to like this
GlasGarten Bacter AE: Shrimp love it
GlasGarten Baby Shrimp: Shimp love it
GlasGarten ShrimpFit: Shrimp love it
GlasGarten Shrimp Dinner: Shrimp love it

Anyway what do you use and how popular is it in your tank?
 

BigManAquatics

Bug bites get my bettas very excited! The granules moreso than the flakes.

Bloodworms make them go nuts.

Omega One betta pellets drive them wild, too.

Omega One Tropical Pellets get my wife's platies quite excited! But they get them once or twice a week, since primarily meat.

TetraMin flakes get them so-so....the snails munch on the leftover flakes.
 
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mimo91088

I'm a food hoarder. I always buy new stuff to try out. I haven't counted recently but I have a drawer full. Omega one is my favorite brand though. I like NLS too.
 
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StarGirl

55g
Tank stock: Cardinal, Ember, VonRio, Redeye tetras
SAE, GBR, BN, Amanos, Nerite and 1 female Betta.

Bug Bites Tropical flakes, granules, Betta, Spirulina -They go for all of them. The Embers don't like the Spirulina as much.
Frozen Bloodworms and Brine shrimp- And the crowd goes wild!
Misc Wafers. They eat all of them. Hikari Shrimp, Algae.
Sera wood wafers for the BN. The SAE's will nibble on these too.
My Amanos eat everything that comes near them! Yours don't?
 
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AcornTheBetta

My betta goes cRaZy for Hikari Betta Bio-Gold
 
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Leeman75

I am also a food hoarder. I am a big fan of Omega One products. I also have some Aqueon Shrimp Pellets that my SA Cichlids like a lot. They'll eat them in one gulp, but then all sorts of smaller pieces come out of their gills that the smaller fish like to gobble up.

A question regarding food: I've seen in fish stores and videos some sort of wafer that gets stuck to the aquarium glass and fish come up to pick off pieces from it. Any idea what this is? I've wanted to try it for some time.
 
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BigManAquatics

I'm a food hoarder. I always buy new stuff to try out. I haven't counted recently but I have a drawer full. Omega one is my favorite brand though. I like NLS too.
And see, everytime i go to a store i have to tell myself "NO FOOD TODAY" especially if i am just going for some suction cups or something.
 
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Nataku

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My current main line up of dried foods.
Dr Bassleer is like an even finer bug bites. Everyone loves this from the cardinals, rams, cherry barbs, rainbows, guppies, corydoras and even the adult angels.
Bug bites - while not a bad food I find that the similar Dr Bassleer is liked more. So when this container is empty I won't get more.
Sera spirulina tabs - these are the tabs you see people sticking to the side of their tanks Leeman75 . They are very popular with my SAE as well as the synodontis. Rainbow sharks and botia loaches love these too. Tiger and cherry barbs as well as platies, guppies and swordtails also get a kick out of them too. Angels, congo tetras and cardinals like them as well.
Hikari algae wafers - popular with the synodontis and the plecos. The ottos ignore them. The rainbow sharks and swordtails peck at them too.

Hikari Vibra bites - my main food. Everything loves these. The ghost shrimp to the angels and everything in between gobbles these up. If I could only ever feed one food, it would be this.

Cichlid gold pellets - the pictus and synodontis eat these, as well as the loaches. The rainbows and congo tetras try to eat them but they are too big for them to get down.
The unnamed bag in the front center us a pellet made by a local fish keeper. Its cost effective and most of my fish eat it. The catfish of all kinds love em, so do the congos and the rainbows. The goldfish gobble these like there is no tomorrow. I have no idea what is in them, but they certainly get eaten quickly.

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These three are medicated flake foods from Angel's Plus. I only use them with fish in quarantine/if a disease should happen in my tank. They are used in conjunction with medications added to the water. They serve a specific purpose and are not regular daily feed.
 
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Pfrozen

I go for high protein foods with high quality ingredients. Aside from algae wafers I look for protein above 40%. Some of the foods mentioned in this thread ive used before, others i wont touch

right now I use:

Earthworm Flakes (Bulk brand but 45% protein with an ingredient list that makes me very happy)
Northfin Krill Gold
Tropical Pro Defense Micro 60% Protein
Hikari Algae Wafers
Hikari FD Brine Shrimp

The Hikari foods are the least popular... everything goes nuts for the others. I rarely feed frozen foods now but I do have a tray of bloodworms in the freezer. I'll probably try some other foods to replace the Hikari stuff eventually but ordering food when I already have decent food is not a priority right before Christmas
 
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Rcslade124

I feed same foods in my saltwater tank as I do my 40g freshwater. Freshwater is 2gbr, 10 cardinals, 7 cories. I have really only been feeding brine shrimp direct cool flake mix. Both tanks love them. Then I feed frozen brine, copepods, and mysis. Every fish loves all of the above.
 
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BigManAquatics

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My current main line up of dried foods.
Dr Bassleer is like an even finer bug bites. Everyone loves this from the cardinals, rams, cherry barbs, rainbows, guppies, corydoras and even the adult angels.
Bug bites - while not a bad food I find that the similar Dr Bassleer is liked more. So when this container is empty I won't get more.
Sera spirulina tabs - these are the tabs you see people sticking to the side of their tanks Leeman75 . They are very popular with my SAE as well as the synodontis. Rainbow sharks and botia loaches love these too. Tiger and cherry barbs as well as platies, guppies and swordtails also get a kick out of them too. Angels, congo tetras and cardinals like them as well.
Hikari algae wafers - popular with the synodontis and the plecos. The ottos ignore them. The rainbow sharks and swordtails peck at them too.

Hikari Vibra bites - my main food. Everything loves these. The ghost shrimp to the angels and everything in between gobbles these up. If I could only ever feed one food, it would be this.

Cichlid gold pellets - the pictus and synodontis eat these, as well as the loaches. The rainbows and congo tetras try to eat them but they are too big for them to get down.
The unnamed bag in the front center us a pellet made by a local fish keeper. Its cost effective and most of my fish eat it. The catfish of all kinds love em, so do the congos and the rainbows. The goldfish gobble these like there is no tomorrow. I have no idea what is in them, but they certainly get eaten quickly.

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These three are medicated flake foods from Angel's Plus. I only use them with fish in quarantine/if a disease should happen in my tank. They are used in conjunction with medications added to the water. They serve a specific purpose and are not regular daily feed.
One of my bettas thinks he lokes the hikari algae wafers when i put them in the tank for snails on occasion .
 
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Nataku

Bettas think they like everything! They're little pigs xD

Oh and I forgot to mention my frozen and fresh/live stuff. I feed all manner of blanched vegetables to my plecos/SAE/ottos/synodontis/corydoras/whoever else wants to peck at them. Cucumbers, zucchini, green beans, bell pepper, daikon, carrots, bok choy, spinach... I think that's the usual suspects. There's also Repashy gels. I've currently got spawn and grow as well as soilent green. I also feed live baby brine shrimp and mosquito larvae.
For frozen stuff I have two different brands of bloodworms (one small, one large), baby brine, adult brine, daphnia, krill, mysis and a mix pack that I can never remember what's in it. All of it is pretty popular in every tank though the larger mouths don't really react to the baby brine shrimp. Tis too small. But frozen and live works wonderfully when you want to condition some fish for breeding and put some weight on them. Feeding frozen or live twice a day with a middle feeding of something dry seems to work out for all my fish to get them in the mood.
 
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sable

Sorry if this is too old a thread to respond to, but I am also a bit of a food hoarder. I just want to try everything!

Currently I use: NLS pellets, Hikari sinking wafers, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. I also just got Hikari Micro Pellets and mini algae wafers. The micro pellets are my favorite right now, just because they're so small and easy for my small fish to eat. I like NLS a lot but the pellets are juuust a little bit too big for them to eat easily; they'll eat it but it worries me.

I'm still going to use the NLS, especially as they get bigger. I want to try omega one pellets, bug bites, vibra bites, various other freeze dried foods like mysis shrimp and tubifex worms, and repashy. I'm going to end up with a massive collection I swear.

Everything that I've tried, my fish have pigged out over, thankfully.
 
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Carpio

I just wanted to say thanks for everyone's posts! I didn't think I was a food hoarder until everyone else shared and I was like... yup, I'm here too. HAHA! Anyway very excited at all the new brands and options you have all opened me up to! I can't wait to try some (if not all) of the ones you all have recommended! Really appreciate it! My wallets doesn't but my fish and I do!
 
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