NLS Thera A fish food?

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by tnfishkeeper, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. tnfishkeeperValued MemberMember

    I have realized the importance of garlic in a fish diet. I use NLS betta 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?
     
  2. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     




  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     




  4. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    I love NLS brand foods all my fish eat it including my LTA she loves it :)
     




  5. tnfishkeeperValued MemberMember

    Re: NLS Thera A?

    Well they only had 1mm so hopefully my guppies can eat it :).
     
  6. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

  7. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

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  9. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I stopped buying small containers...

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  10. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Jaysee- Wow, thats alot 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?
     
  11. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  12. tnfishkeeperValued MemberMember

    Re: NLS Thera A?

    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. :D 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.
     
  13. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

     

    I order most all of my foods from Ken's in the link above.

    Ken (not my site) :)
     
  14. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  15. tnfishkeeperValued MemberMember

    Re: NLS Thera A?

    Its not so much that I enjoy seeing them attack the food; however, the tetras can eat them but spit the pellets out. When crushed into smaller pieces, that's when they ravenously devour it. :confused:
     
  16. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    It normal for a fish to spit out and then re-eat an item they're having to chew to get down.
     
  17. tnfishkeeperValued MemberMember

    Re: NLS Thera A?

    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:
     
  18. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    You can always order the .5mm, thats what I feed my cardinal tetras.
     
  19. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  20. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
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