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big red VS other food?
Old 02-08-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
 
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big red VS other food?

here are some speces on leading brand food & otheres swear by big red for flowerhorns. the only difference i see is big red cost a lot more..

big red brand...
Min crude protein 45%
Min Crude Fat 5%
Max crude ash 12%
Max Crude fibre 4%
Max Sodium Chloride 2%
Max moisture 11%

HERE HIKARI GOLD
Min Crude protein 40%
Min Crude Fat 4%
Max crude ash 15%
Max Crude fibre 4%
Max moisture 10%

NEW LIFE SPECTRUM...
Min Crude protein 34%
Min Crude Fat 5%
Max crude ash 9%
Max Crude fibre 5%
Max moisture 10%
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
 
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Have you looked at the ingredients too? My discus (and other fish) get Omega One flakes as part of their diet, and the ingredients are vastly superior to a lot of the other foods I've seen: Whole salmon, halibut, seafood mix (including krill, rockfish, & shrimp), wheat flour, wheat gluten, fresh kelp, etc.
The other stuff? Fish meal, wheat flour, corn gluten meal, brewer's dried yeast, wheat germ meal, soy protein concentrate, fish oil, shrimp meal, fish protein concentrate, dehydrated alfalfa meal... crap, basically. The ingredients list is about three times as long, and it even has potatoes and rice!

The second one does have a bit more crude protein, but according to the ingredients it's soy protein. I'd check out the list of ingredients and choose the one that has the best stuff... whole fish, not meal, algae or kelp, and as little wheat and other products as possible. I read the ingredients on my dog's food and treats from top to bottom, but I wasn't aware that fish food could have just as much (or more) crud and fillers in it. Now I read all of their labels as well to make sure I'm not just feeding them what amounts to cereal.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
 
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im feeding cichlids & flowerhorns.. is omega one good for them considering its flakes not pellets
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
 
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Omega One makes pellets also.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
 
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ok the my lfs dont sell it near me :( ill look online hey what a good flowerhorn food or are these im using good check out the f.h jeaniel
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:47 AM   #6
 
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Nice flowerhorns.

The food you have (Hikari Gold and NLS?) should be fine.
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