Pellets Vs. Flakes Question

  1. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Well Known 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 Well Known 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 Well Known Member Member

    That's okay! I'm just still undecided lol
     
  9. imba

    imba Valued Member Member

    in terms of pellets vs flakes. I prefer pellets solely because they are less messy :p