Omega One Analysis May Be Misleading

Dch48

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Omega One Freshwater Flakes Ingredients:
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, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative).

Omega One Freshwater Flakes Ingredients Analysis
Each of the first six ingredients is listed at their wet weight. Once dried, as they must be for inclusion into a fish flake food, their weight will be 80% less, indicating their listing in the ingredient order cannot be trusted. Wheat is split into two products. Once combined, the primary ingredient may actually be Wheat
 

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Where did you find this info? I haven't seen this before.

They still seem to use a fewer number of fillers, compared to other brands.
 
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TexasDomer said:
Where did you find this info? I haven't seen this before.

They still seem to use a fewer number of fillers, compared to other brands.
Seem might be the operative word. Since fish meal would probably already be dried, it's placement in an ingredients list might be more reliable. Omega One might not be as much better than something like TetraMin than it's ingredients list would suggest. Never underestimate marketing strategies
 

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We don't know that, again, but I mean in the number of fillers listed, Omega One is a lot better than TetraMin (and similar brands).

Hmm, that site doesn't list their sources for that info.
 
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I'm not saying that the Omega One is not better than the Tetramin. I'm just saying that maybe it's not as much better than you would think.
 
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I'm using the Tetramin flakes crumbled up so my Betta will eat them. I have it supplemented with some crumbled freeze dried bloodworm so I don't think it's a bad food. My betta lazily picks at the pieces for about 5 minutes. He eats it but doesn't attack it like he does Bug Bites, Hikari Gold, or his favorite, live wingless fruit flies. He grabs all 3 of those as soon as they hit the water . He eats frozen Brine shrimp too but is not particularly enthused about them.
 
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They give the NLS 5.5 stars and the Omega One only 3 because of the usage of artificial coloring , preservative, and the suspect ingredients list.
 
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The TetraMin only gets one star.
 
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