Pisces Betta Pellets And Api Goldfish Flakes

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HI guys,

Just wondering if this Pisces food is a good quality food or not? I'm really wanting all my fish to get the best nutrition possible to avoid future illness that is avoidable.. but I couldn't find anything online as to whether this is a good food. I'm feeding a tiny pinch (they are micro sized) of this once a day and 5 blood worms instead twice per week. I also wanted to know is there a third food that could fill in any nutritional gaps?

My goldfish are having a small amount of the API flakes 2 x daily and then once a week I give them some blood worms instead. They also have live plants specifically for eating which they graze on through the day. Is this a good quality flake? and is there a third food that would be good for them and the betta?
 

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I can't find anything on this food either, which is not a favorable sign. Do you actually have it? I'd like to know the ingredients.

Edit: oh wait, found the manufactor website. "Premium fish meal, shrimp meal, soya meal, yeast, wheat germ, fish oil, natural astaxanthin, probiotic material, multivitamins, trace elements, amino acids."
Hm. So far there's only 2 actual meaty protein sources, but they're both the first two ingredients, which is good and more often than not, not the case. No gazillions of fillers, either. I admit, I'm surprised by this food and brand I've never heard of.
Although the website calls it "Fighter Pellet" with a photo of bettas.
 
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CheshireKat said:
I can't find anything on this food either, which is not a favorable sign. Do you actually have it? I'd like to know the ingredients.
It says:

Premium.. Fish meal, shrimp meal, soya meal, yeast, wheat germ, fish oil, natural astaxanthin, probiotic material, multivitamins, trace elements, amino acid.

High content of astaxanthin intensifies colour. Added multI vitamin, trace elements, probiotics and a variety of amino acids enhance immunity, increase digestion and absorption helping to reduce pollution.

Doesn't say what "vitamins" "trace elements" "aminos" or "probiotics"
 

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Yeah, I found it and edited my post.

As for the API flakes, I'm assuming you mean the goldfish flakes? Ingredients: "Whole menhaden fish meal, Whole wheat, Squid meal, Wheat starch, Pea protein, Beet pulp (dried, plain), Brewers dried yeast, Turmeric, Cane molasses, Hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate, Fish oil, Spirulina, Dried seaweed meal (fucaceae, laminarceae), Lecithin, Wheat flour, "
I like that the first ingredient is whole fish meal, so it uses all parts of the fish. Wheat and flour and yeast are necessary for the flake form... They probably use the whole wheat as a protein and nutrient source as well, which I'm not really a fan of, but at least it's whole wheat. I've noticed that with flakes, wheat of some sort is usually the second ingredient. Then you've got squid meal. It's not too bad a food, I've seen worse. I don't like that there's cane molasses... What's that about? Some of the ingredients, like beet pulp, is also probably for color as well as some nutrients.
 
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Yeah, I found it and edited my post.

As for the API flakes, I'm assuming you mean the goldfish flakes? Ingredients: "Whole menhaden fish meal, Whole wheat, Squid meal, Wheat starch, Pea protein, Beet pulp (dried, plain), Brewers dried yeast, Turmeric, Cane molasses, Hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate, Fish oil, Spirulina, Dried seaweed meal (fucaceae, laminarceae), Lecithin, Wheat flour, "
I like that the first ingredient is whole fish meal, so it uses all parts of the fish. Wheat and flour and yeast are necessary for the flake form... They probably use the whole wheat as a protein and nutrient source as well, which I'm not really a fan of, but at least it's whole wheat. I've noticed that with flakes, wheat of some sort is usually the second ingredient. Then you've got squid meal. It's not too bad a food, I've seen worse. I don't like that there's cane molasses... What's that about? Some of the ingredients, like beet pulp, is also probably for color as well as some nutrients.
Ah I see, thanks for the input.

and yes the API goldfish flakes. It's the best they sell at my local. I could go to the city or buy online if you could suggest any foods I should be feeding in addition?
 

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Well, I haven't had a goldfish in like 15+ years, so I can't say I'm an expert in goldfish diet. But frozen foods would be appreciated by them and your bettas. Bettas enjoy fresh, frozen, or freezedried bloodworms, too. Mine will eat peas (good fiber), but many bettas won't. You can raise and feed baby brine shrimp, daphnia. Lots of options depending on what you prefer.
 
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Well, I haven't had a goldfish in like 15+ years, so I can't say I'm an expert in goldfish diet. But frozen foods would be appreciated by them and your bettas. Bettas enjoy fresh, frozen, or freezedried bloodworms, too. Mine will eat peas (good fiber), but many bettas won't. You can raise and feed baby brine shrimp, daphnia. Lots of options depending on what you prefer.
The goldfish and Betta and tetra all love the frozen bloodworms. My goldfish I have given a few peas but not the Betta. I will look up daphnia I have no idea what that is lol. Thanks.
 

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