03-13-2010, 02:30 PM
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Just wanted to throw an update out there and an observation.
I was using Aqueon food that was sent free from Drs Foster and Smith just to get my fish and tank started.
I recently purchased Omega One freshwater flake, Omega One super color small pellets, and their freeze dried Mysis shrimp.
The flake food is not like what I was using. Meaning, it is not like other "cheaper" brands that use cheap ingredients. While this food was not expensive, in my opinion, it is made of high quality ingredients and with real whole fish, not meals. It is for that reason I have noticed a complete difference when feeding. Cheaper made flake is easily disintegrated in the water. My fish could take a larger sized flake and inhale it easily. With this new flake, and because it is made with "real meat", not carbs and starches, the fish can not inhale a larger sized flake. They have to work on it a bit. Keep in mind I have Silver tip Tetras. They are small to begin with.
The Aqueon flake could also be compared to brands that are normally seen on the shelves of Walmart, Petsmart, etc... I did get the Omeaga One at Petsmart, however. Yes, they sell it. It is by far a superior food to mostly everything out there. New Life Spectrum is also another top shelf food. NLS does however, use "fish meals".
The Omega One flake smells like real meat. It's texture is much more substantial in both feeling it, looking at it, smelling it, and observing it in the tank. I would caution anyone who may try this product, or any top shelf product, because of its better quality the consumption rate is a little slower. The fish have to work a little longer to consume the same amount. Therefore caution to your feeding rate allowing the fish to consume it before adding more is crucial. Not adding too much at once can prevent over feeding. I can see in my observations how overfeeding by switching to a more substantial ingredient based food could be easily done.
Last edited by Mean Harri; 03-13-2010 at 02:35 PM..