Pellets Vs. Flakes Question

  1. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Member Member

    My current stocking plan is a Dwarf Gourami, Guppies, Black Phantom or Lemon Tetras, Sterba's Cories & Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Do they/will they all eat the same thing? What is better, pellets or flakes? Or is it just a fish preference? What is the best foods in addition to pellets & flakes for these fish? I'm planning on getting New Life Spectrum as my main brand of flakes or pellets.
     




  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    A general NLS flake or pellet would be fine! They'll all eat the same food. Flakes or pellets will work, though I would get sinking pellets for the cories (but not algae wafers - they're not algae eaters or herbivorous). In addition to flakes and pellets, frozen foods would be good additions a few times a week.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Member Member

    What kind of frozen foods/brands?
     
  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Whatever brands your LFS has available should be fine. I feed my fish frozen bloodworms (once a week), brine shrimp (once to three times per week), and mysis shrimp (once a week or less). If you LFS has other options, like daphnia, copepods, etc., those can be good too.
     
  5. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    can I see the lemon or black phantom? I will gladly identify your fish.
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    From my understanding, OP is not having a problem IDing the fish. It sounds like she hasn't picked a species yet.
     
  7. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    oh...sorry op! just trying to help
     
  8. OP
    OP
    ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Member Member

    That's okay! I'm just still undecided lol