What fish foods do you use?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Thomas McMillan, 15 Sep 2008.

  1. Thomas McMillan

    Thomas McMillan Member

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    I've always used good ol' TetraMin but I know there are others that people must use. Just interested to know what food you use, why you like it/don't like it and for what fish.
     
  2. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    Lincoln UK
    Tetra Prima pellets and flake (bagged from a seller on ebay £6 for 3 big bags)
    King british catfish algae pellets (cos I bought them when I bought the tank in 2006)
    Frozen bloodworm (5 blister packs for a tenner from P@H)
    Mix of flake from Wilko (£2 for a flowerpot sized tub. I mix the Tetra flake into it)
    Peas

    AC
     
  3. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Nottingham
    Artemia, granular food and flake from TA Aquaculture. Lots of frozen foods too.
     
  4. Luketendo

    Luketendo Member

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    Location:
    West Sussex, England
    Tetra Pro Crisp Colour
    Tetra Prima
    JBL Nova Pleco
     
  5. san-ho-zay

    san-ho-zay Member

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    Location:
    Otley, UK
    Aquarian Flake
    Nutrafin Spirulina
    Variety Sinking Wafer (rarely now because my barbs pounce and chew them like gobstoppers)
    Tetra Fresh Delica Brine-shrimp etc. (handy alternative to frozen and the fish love these)
    Veg - cucumber (very popular), cooked shelled peas
    Freeze-dried daphnia & bloodworm
    Frozen - don't get these as often as I should
     
  6. beeky

    beeky Member

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    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    I've use Tetramin as well although I also get Aquarian sometimes because the local sainsburys sell it! Also frozen brineshrimp and bloodworm. I've found that my fish will only take daphnia if it's live and they refuse all freeze dried food. Do I just have fussy fish?
     
  7. Egmel

    Egmel Member

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    Guildford, Surrey, UK
    Tetra prima granules
    Tetra min flake
    Hikari Algae wafers
    King British Algae Wafers
    Aqua One Vege Wafers
    Ocean nutrition frozen brine shrimp and blood worms (I now cook these before using as I think they might have been responsible for giving my guppies internal parasites :twisted: )
    Various Veg (mainly cucumber and courgette but generally a little bit of whatever I'm having!)

    Though since my new set up I've stuck to the dried/prepared foods until the fish are a bit more settled.
     
  8. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    worksop, nottinghamshire
    frozen brineshrimp
    frozen bloodworm
    tetramin crisps
    nutrafin max flake
    nutrafin spirulina algae
    tetrapro veg
    hikari cichlid excel pellets.
     
  9. tanker

    tanker Member

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    it seems like most people feed a variety of food. i just use dried flakes for my tetras.
     
  10. nickyc

    nickyc Member

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    Nottingham
    I use a mixture of granules and pellets and fry food when I'm being lazy - no particular brand though, whatever I've got. Other times I buy a lot of live food - I really notice the difference in colours on my fish and my cories are much more active when they're getting plenty of wriggling bloodworms and tubifex! :D
     
  11. Simon D

    Simon D Member

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    Leicestershire
    Wow hat's opened my eyes!

    I've just been feeding dry flakes, dried blood worm, catfish pellets and algae wafers.

    All dried feeds, maybe I'll try some live/frozen foods, see how they react to that!

    I have fed veg too but only once or twice and now thinking about it they did like it!!
     
  12. Behold

    Behold Member

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    Basingstoke. Hants
    I use either King British or Tetramin Flakes
    King british Algae Wafers and Pellets
    P@H Bloodworm (Frozen) also the Brine Shrimp.
    Artimis and Tropical Mixed Frozen from MHA
    Live Bloodworm when i can
    Zuchinni and peas
    Maris Pipers at times...

    Keep meaning to try earthworm.
     
  13. altaaffe

    altaaffe Member

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    Location:
    Thornhill, Egremont, Cumbria
    Due to having MTS I keep SA Cichlids, African Cichlids and a host of other fish as well as running 2 CO2 injected planted so
    Dry foods:
    Tetra ProColour & Veg, Prima, Doromin
    Hikari Gold & Veg, Algae wafers, sinking cat wafers & pellets, microwafers, microgranules, firstbites
    New Life Spectrum
    JMC cat pellets

    Wet foods:
    Homemade mix (includes whitefish, prawns, carrot, peas, courgette, garlic)
    Courgette, peas, cucumber, orange, apple.
    Frozen bloodworm, brineshrimp, baby brine
    Prawns
     
  14. slakey

    slakey Newly Registered

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    Aquarian Tropical flake food (need to find something better that doesn't have fish meal in it)
    Hikari Algae Wafers (going to stop using because of fish meal)
    JMC Catfish Pellets (again trying to get rid of because fish meal)
    New Life Spectrum H2O stable wafers (best food you can get is New Life Spectrum)
     

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