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NLS Thera A fish food?
I have realized the importance of garlic in a fish diet. I use NLSbetta pellets but am switching my community tank food. Would the Thera recipe be as good as soaking in Garlic Guard? And formy stock of tetras and guppies, should I go with the .5 pellets?
I feed NLS Thera+a as a staple for my communties. I can't say that it's as good as garlic guard but its good enough for me.
I use .5mm for my cardinal tetras so that sounds like a good size for your stock.
Yes, 0.5 mm is good for small fish. 1 mm is good for most smaller community fish - it's what my corys, kuhlis, tetras, pearls, cherry barbs, betta, etc get. 2 mm is good for larger community fish and small to medium cichlids. 3 mm is good for large fish. from there is goes to 6 mm, which is for monster fish.
I love NLS brand foods all my fish eat it including my LTA she loves it
I'd like to revise my earlier statement, I now get it here:
I stopped buying small containers...
Jaysee- Wow, that's a lot of food. Prepare for question barrage What is the weight and cost of those tubs? Where do you get them? How long do they last you and a tie in to that, not sure how you'd tell but any problems with the food getting stale/loosing color or going bad in any way?
2270 grams (5 lbs), $60, amazon, a real long time, the container has a vaporlock seal. In addition to that, I have it vacuum sealed. Oxygen and moisture are your enemies with regards to preservation.
Update.. the 1mm is too big for the guppies. The glo/white skirts can eat them, but usually refuse much to the delight of my corys. If I crush them up into smaller pieces though.. it is like there are 11 minI piranhas in the tank. The guppies and tetras will voraciously attack the surface in a feeding frenzy. So I will order the .5mm for the top feeders and continue the corys and the betta on the 1mm because they seem to eat just fine as is.
I order most all of my foods from Ken's in the link above.
Ken (not my site)
When they are bigger they will have no trouble with the 1 mm, but if you like watching them crash the surface, 0.5 mm is a good choice as it stays on top longer.
Yeav, my betta does that sometimes. But they are spitting it out and then swimming away.. outright refusing it unless in a smaller form. Weird. :what:
You can always order the .5mm, that's what I feed my cardinal tetras.
I use the Thera A as well as Kens, I do have to say that I like the Thera A pellets better than some of kens pellets but I like Kens flake food.
Back to the pellets, I find that I like to mix the 1.0 and the 0.5 to allow a good mix of sink and float for all the fish.
As for large quantity, I bought a bunch of the smaller containers from the LFS and now just order the larger tubs and keep the smaller 5oz containers at all my tanks for ease of feeding.
The fish def do appreciate the better foods and show some great colors.
I feed Repashy on most days and the pellets a couple times a week to most tanks, along with the occasional treats. I do have a couple tanks that just plain refuse them and stay with the flake food but that is a different story.
That's exactly what I do - use the small containers for feeding and refill as needed. I use the old containers for all kinds of things.