5 High-Quality Fish Foods that you have To Try

5 High-Quality Fish Foods That You Have to Try

What do you feed your fish when it comes to pre-prepared fish food? Are you a Team Hikari fan or a DIYer from Team Repashy. Or are you like me, who has a serious case of fish food collectoritis and a fridge door filled with half-empty bottles? Fish keeping today offers us the opportunity to choose from hundreds upon hundreds of fish products made by different companies around the globe. When I am trying out a new product, I typically look for:

– Ingredients- What ingredients are used and what nutrients are it containing? – Palatability – Are my fish crazy about it? How fast can it be eaten? – Ease-of-use – How much time does it take to prepare? Do you need to maintain the tank? – Price – Will it break the bank and how hard is it to source?

Here are my top picks for prepared foods that I believe are safe, easy to make, and delicious – food that fish should try.

Favorite Flake Food – Xtreme Krill Flakes

There’s a gazillion brands of fish flakes on the market, so what’s a good brand you can trust with all the right nutrients? Xtreme Krill flakes, a premium flake made from high-quality foods and krill as its main ingredients, is a great choice. Krill’s delicious taste and smell is irresistible to fish. It’s also a good source of protein, which naturally enhances the fish’s colors. Flake food is easy to crumble up, so it’s great for small fry or cichlids with a need for extra color. This food is a favorite of ours, and we can’t wait to feed it to our livebearers.

Favorite Pellet food: Xtreme Nano

Flakes work well for fish that only eat the surface. But what if there are bottom dwellers that prefer slower sinking foods and mid-water fish? Xtreme Nano is the perfect choice for these fish. The 0.5mm pellet food is high in protein from delicious sources such as fish, krill and squid. It’s also low on fillers so you only need a small amount. Its small size makes it ideal to feed tetras as well as livebearers and corydoras. This is a great staple for feeding your fish every day if you are unsure of what to feed them.

Favorite Fry Food: Aquarium Co-Op Easy Fry and Small Fish Food

I’m really into breeding nano fish right now, so this fine-grained food is perfect for both the adults and babies in my aquariums. I like that it contains salmon, spirulina, and kelp with high percentages of crude protein (55%) and crude fat content (18%), which is great for growing fry big and healthy. What really sets this food apart is the squeeze bottle. The squeeze bottle is what really sets this food apart. It’s easy to just squirt some in each tank and then feed a bunch of fish efficiently and quickly. I only own a few aquariums, so I can only imagine the time savings for people who own a fish room or work at a pet store.

Hikari vibra bites are Finicky Eaters’ Favorite Food

Some aquatic pets, such as the discus, puffers and African dwarf frogs, are not allowed to eat frozen or live foods. This can make it difficult for them to be kept. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a pre-prepared food that could look and behave in water the same way frozen bloodworms do? Enter Hikari Vibra Bites. These red, worm-like food sticks, which look like bloodworms, are much easier for tiny fish to eat. Plus, they’re packed with ingredients including fish, krill, cuttlefish, insects, and garlic for a great mix of nutrition and color-enhancing benefits. Yes, there are super picky eaters that probably still won’t eat this food, but give it a try and it could save you a lot of time and headache.

Favorite Food for Bottom Feeders: Repashy Gel Food

I had never heard of gel foods before, but now that I’ve started using Repashy Superfoods, it’s become a staple with my aquariums. Just add boiling water to some powder, let it set like Jell-O, and then cut it up into cubes to feed your fish or freeze for later use. Gel food is stable for up to 24 hours and doesn’t separate in water. It is great for slower feeders, such as baby fry or nocturnal catsfish. The liquid can also be used to dip rocks and driftwood in it before it sets. This provides an easy surface for your algae or aufwuchs-eating fish to graze on. I also love how there’s so many varieties that target the specific diets of goldfish, herbivores, wood eaters, baby fish, and so forth. Word of warning though: Repashy has a particularly unique scent (which drives fish crazy).

When it comes to fish foods, I personally have no particular brand loyalty. As Cory (the owner of Aquarium Co-Op) puts it, trying out different fish foods is like Fantasy Football where you can pick the best players from each team. My top five list will help you find the right fish food for you. It’s possible that you will discover a new favorite fish recipe!