NLS food for my fish,which one is best? Question

  1. fishyluv Well Known Member Member

    Hi i am wanting to get some NLS food for my fish but dont know which is best. I have mollies, guppies and 1 peppered cory in one tank together. What would be best for them? What size being the guppies mouths are so small? I also have blood parrots. What would be good for them and what size? The parrots range in size from 2 inches to 4 inches. Also what does thera A mean? Thanks much!
     
  2. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    0.5 mm is good for the small fish, while 2 mm is good for the parrots. Mollies have big mouths and could probably eat the 2 mm as well - at some point they will most certainly be able to, if they can't already.

    Thera A means extra garlic :)

    As for what size containers to get, the 150 gram would be good for both.
     

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  5. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    I'm currently feeding NLS Thera A Small Fish to my Kerri Tetras. They seem to love it.

    For my Bloody Parrots, sizes ranging from 3" to 10" I'm using NLS Med. Fish Formula (2mm sinking pellet) and TherA + A Lg.Fish Formula (3mm sinking pellet) in addition to a variety of foods.

    For your Bloody Parrots, I use this as my staple pellet, Blood Red Parrot Pellets in the link below. It comes in 3 sizes, I start with the small for small fish and increase the pellet size and the fish grows:
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=12144

    My Bloody Parrots also get Freeze Dried (FD) Earthworms, FD Krill, FD Red Shrimp, and an assortment of other sticks and pellets. All FD foods should be presoaked.

    Ken
     
  6. fresh water Member Member

    I finally found NLS at a LFS they only had reef formula or community fish formula. I bought the community fish formula will this be good for the Angelfish. I have tryed to feed it to them twice now they dont seem to like it. The LFS is checking to see if they can order me in the NLS thera A
     
  7. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    It will be fine for them. They are just not wanting to change for now. Give them a little time they will eat it. Fish can be as stubborn as children at times when a food change happens.

    When I change foods I try to keep a bit of the old stuff around to mix in with the new to get them into the feeding mode. A tiny bit of old usually gets their attention while the new is added and they will usually try it. I have had good luck with this method when I can plan accordingly.
     

  8. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Hahaha I just fasted the fish for a few days when I switched. The fish like eating the junk food they've been getting, so they aren't thrilled about the healthy food. Fish that wouldn't eat it when I made the switch now practically jump out of the tank for it.
     
  9. fresh water Member Member

    good to hear. I will keep trying the NLS. :;thx
     
  10. ploopy Member Member

    I agree with Jaysee,fast for a few days and they will convert over.I feed nls optimum flakes,cichlid formula,and surface feeder formula.The surface feeder is .8mm and my guppies love them.Since I converted over the fish seem to get a better color.
     

  11. fishyluv Well Known Member Member

    Thank you all on your replies on NLS fish food!