20 Gallon Tank Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes for freshwater fish

Peaches1710

Hello everyone,
I recently bought two new flake foods with an online voucher that was gifted to me:
1) Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes
2) Ocean Nutrition Spirulina Flakes
The Spirulina flakes says that it is a 'Gourmet natural food for marine and freshwater tropical fish' so that's fine, but it is not specified on the Brine Shrimp Flakes' packaging, instead saying, 'A gourmet natural food for tropical marine fish'.
I did some further research and I only found another product (that does say it can be fed to freshwater fish) with identical packaging but completely different ingredients list. A simplified version of the ingredients list on the Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes I have is as follows:
Adult brine shrimp, fish fillets, krill, squid, mussels, refined fish oils, lecithin, yeast, marine fish eggs, wheat flour, brine shrimp nauplii, wheat gluten, algae, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carotenoid pigments.
I was wondering if this product is fine to feed freshwater tropical fish such as neon tetras, harlequin rasboras, honey gourami, etc, and whether anyone has any experience/knowledge/advice to give me on this. I am scared something about it is not meant for freshwater fish and just checking since the packaging didn't clarify.
I appreciate any feedback!
 

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Noroomforshoe

Yes, this food is fine for freshwater fish. Most of the ingredients are similar to that of specifically tropical fish food. The biggest difference is that it is very high quality. much fewer fillers, and no fish meal. It seems like really good stuff. But because it does not have as much wheat and grains as many fish food mixes do. You may not need to feed as much as you are used to. You could also alternate or even mix in the spirulina food to create a more omnivore-based food, as the ingredients you listed seem to be aimed at a carnivore diet.
 

Peaches1710

Thanks Noroomforshoe for the response! Yes, it was quite pricey but I had a voucher for a marine fish store that I decided to use. Just checking it's safe! I will rotate Omega One Freshwater Flakes, Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes, Spirulina Flakes, Daphnia, Bloodworms, Mosquito Larvae, and Micro Pellets for a wholesome, varied diet. Thanks so much for the confirmation and reassurance! I wonder if I can ask one more question...
I bought Omega One Freshwater Flakes but the ingredients list on the product does not match the ingredients on any of the online corresponding products. A simplified version is:
Salmon skins, Whole Herring, Wheat Flour, Shrimp, Wheat Gluten, Pea Protein, Whole Herring Oil, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Garlic Powder, Spirulina, Vitamins.
All online ingredient lists of the Omega One Freshwater Flakes are:
Whole Salmon, Halibut, Black Cod, Whole Herring , Whole Shrimp, Whole Krill, Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fresh Kelp, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Colors, Vitamins, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative).
This is quite different and was wondering if anyone else has the same product as me? This has also happened with the Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets I recently bought, with the ingredients not matching any online lists....?:confused:
 

Flyfisha

And when you open the container of ocean nutrition inside is a bag. When you open the bag and pour it into the container you have a half full container if I am not mistaken and it’s the same as what is sold in my country. A bit disappointing ?

Its fine for fresh water fish as long as it’s not months out of date before you open it.
 

Noroomforshoe

I was trying to alter my post after doing more research.
Yes it is fine for tropicals, but no I dont think its anything special, and not even as good as New life spectrum unfortunatly

OCEAN NUTRITION BRINE SHRIMP PLUS FLAKES​

Adult brine shrimp, salmon fillets, yeast (B-glucan), brine shrimp nauplii, wheat germ, soya-lecithin, salmon egg oil, Euphasia pacifica plankton, MPAX™ (Marine Protein Amino eXtract: fish meals, select amino acids (DL-Arginine, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Betaïne, TL-Tryptophan)), vitamins (ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), biotin (Vitamin H), Vitamin B12, riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), panthotenic acid (vitamin B5), menadione (vitamin K3), folacin (vitamin B9), cholicalciferol (Vitamin D3), niacin (vitamin B3), retinol (Vitamin A1), pyriodoxine (vitamin B6)), tuna eggs, minerals (potassium iodide, iron oxide, manganese sulphate, magnesium oxide, zinc sulphate), ethoxyquin, carotenoid pigments.

2) Ocean Nutrition Spirulina Flakes
Fish Fillets, Spirulina, Wheat Flour, Marine Algae, Wheat Gluten, Krill (Euphasia Pacifica Plankton), Refined Fish Oils, Lecithin, Adult Brine Shrimp, Garlic, Yeast (ß-Glucans), Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Vitamins (Retinol (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), L-Ascorbic Acid Phosphate ( ...

 

Peaches1710

Noroomforshoe, that is exactly what I was referring to. The only ingredients list I find online for the Brine Shrimp flakes is the one you just listed. However, I have one with the ingredients that I listed in my first post. A bit confused and I am beginning to think ingredients vary depending where you live in the world. I'm in NZ and Omega One Freshwater Flakes, Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets, and Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp Plus Flakes ingredients vary from those in the US and other places. Flyfisha, mine did not have a bag, but the Brine Shrimp one was only two thirds full which was a bit disappointing. The Spirulina flakes was completely full though.
 

Noroomforshoe

This just another reason for me to make my own fish food. If i could just find an easy way to make the food I made into pellets, I would do it.
 

Peaches1710

What kinds of food do you make and do you make all your fish food?
 

Flyfisha

Arrr that’s interesting Peaches1710 .No foil bag needed in NZ.
As all fish food is irradiated as it comes through Australian customs a lot of goodness is lost from those brands that are not in foil at the time of treatment. Or so my club president says.
 

Noroomforshoe

I made fish food with vegies, cricket flower, spirulina powder, fish fillet, shrimp, a little chicken... I dried it, and broke it into pieces. The fish love it, unfortunately, it breaks up and makes a mess. I was going to make a jello food as well, but I have seen in Youtube videos how that breaks all up and is so messy. so I only use what I made on a day right before a water change. I feed New life spectrum, bug bites cichlid formula and some pellets from Aquatic Foods Home Page. and vegetables sometimes, bloodworms sometimes.
 

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