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Old 07-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #41
 
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It wasn't a matter of need - it was expressed as a want by the keeper....
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:25 AM   #42
 
this is a very interesting discussion!

I find that my fish love the tetra min tropical crisps (although after reading this article I'm having doubts about it's quality...) anywho, i find that NONE of my fish are interested in pellets at all. At first i thought it was because they weren't a very good brand so i've tried several others available in my area and no matter what the wont touch 'em!

Long story short, I find that as long as you vary their diet and they'll stay very happy and healthy! just my two cents...
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:32 AM   #43
 
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Not a flake fan at all. But when I did use it, I only used Ocean Nutrition.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:34 AM   #44
 
Might have to try and find some...
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #45
 
i started this thread thinking "what about live foods?" ... instead i was impressed, ... then reminded.

fish foods decades ago ... well that was before my time.

my current understanding of fish foods, ... they recognize the need for variety, ... some going as far as coloring their foods to emphasize "this is proteins" "this is plants" "this is vitamins" (giving each specific colors)

cheap foods are universal, lots of fillers (grains), ... this isn't just fish foods, it's dog food & cat food as well. while hard to tell for dogs and cats, the better foods your pet will poop less, there simple are less fillers. ... your spending $20 3x a month in pet food instead of getting the ultra expensive $50 bag once a month. harder to tell with fish as maintenance is scheduled instead of keeping the litterbox pleasant or cleaning the back yard or whatever you do. similar to how we feed, by schedule. so a "good" food is based on ingredients.

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live foods are also good

the drawback on live food is the space required, a very large bucket for greenwater, a not quite as large bucket for whatever zooplankton or scudds or whatever is an appropriate size for your fish, ... enough algae (of a type your herbivore type fish will eat)

or raising other critters (wingless fruit flies, midge flies (bloodworms), blackworms, ... there's lots of variety, but they all take space.

for those who are looking for the best organic mix with the least ecological impact on the wild, ... blah, blah, blah, ... there's a lot to it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:34 AM   #46
 
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I've been wanting to try New Life Spectrum for a while. This thread may inspire me to go out and get some to try.

Right now I have omega one and tetramin (which is fairly old). I don't really like the omega one flakes because they seem "thick" or stay dry in the water or something and my angelfish sometimes have to eat and spit them several times before they can eat it. The tetramin they simply gobble down. I have to break the omega one into really tiny pieces so they can eat it without issue. My fish were not growing much while I was using only Omega One so I tried tetra which I had used since I started fish keeping at 11 years old and they started growing... Of course I started feeding them more times a day too so........... But still, I think the omega one has far superior ingredients. I just don't like how my fish seem to have a tough time eating it/breaking it into pieces they can digest. I prefer the tetramin texture. Hopefully ill like NLS when I try it!
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:55 PM   #47
 
I would love to have live food cultures going but my house already has too many tanks and fish related stuff (apparently...) plus I have very limited resources in my area but i always try to feed frozen food twice a week, my fish seem to appreciate it.


I agree with austin, i find my angels are very fussy with texture also but dont have a problem with tetramin flakes
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