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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Food

So I had to pick up some wafers for my plecos today and I started to wonder what food and where everyone buys their food from.

So what kind of food do you buy?

Where do you buy your food?

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Re: Food

I like Kens fish online.

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Thanks! I'll have to figure out what food I would like to get.

What food have you bought from that site?

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10g RCS and show guppies

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i don't have a lot of special food, except my two new otos everyone else eats the same thing. i pick up frozen enriched bloodworms and brine shrimp from my LFS.
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Hikari Algea Wafer from Bluefish for the shrimp
Various vegtables from Meijer for the shrimp
Tub of flakes from Bluefish for the guppies/harlequin rasboras
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Thanks the main reason I posted this thread is because it seems everytime I go to a LFS it seems like the prices get steeper, maybe its just me. Usually I've been getting the large cylinder of Tetra Color flake food for the fish and I did pick up some frozen food for them as well. I also pick up some cucumbers for my plecos and shrimp. I was thinking of getting a larger quantity of flake food to save money instead of buying smaller containers that end up costing me more in the long run.

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I norammly do a group buy with locals to cut the shipping price!!



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Thanks the main reason I posted this thread is because it seems everytime I go to a LFS it seems like the prices get steeper, maybe its just me. Usually I've been getting the large cylinder of Tetra Color flake food for the fish and I did pick up some frozen food for them as well. I also pick up some cucumbers for my plecos and shrimp. I was thinking of getting a larger quantity of flake food to save money instead of buying smaller containers that end up costing me more in the long run.
on the subject of food, i suggest that you either buy a flake with garlic in it, or every once in a while soak garlic juice into flakes or pellets (at least a couple of times a month)
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What's the point of the garlic?

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I think the New Life Spectrum products are very good, I buy them on line.
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I think the New Life Spectrum products are very good, I buy them on line.
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Always recommend these to people

And doesn't garlic help fish in some way? I know they love the taste but it helps in some way I believe too. Just can remember how


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Live or frozen foods from stores and the potential for problems I just don't use them.

Angels Plus food products and Ed's stuff.
http://www.angelsplus.com/
http://www.almostnaturaltropicalfishfood.com/

Haven't purchased foods anywhere else in years now. Other than those two it's in house hatched BBS, RCS, guppy fry or mulch raised earthworms.

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New Life Spectrum .5mm sinking pellets for most of the fish. I use Ken's medicated flake for those times when necessary, and I like to mix it up occasionally with his cichlid flakes as well. I like the Omega One Veggie Rounds for wafers. I use Golden Pearls 200-300 micron for babies and the CPDs. Then I keep microworms for the above mentioned baby/CPD sized fish and feed golden pearls in the AM and the worms PM. Grindal worms for the rams and flags and gudgeons - the medium size fish. The bumblebee goby really relishes them too. I feed the grindals 2-3 times a week alternating with the .5mm pellets so as not to get too much fat in their diet.

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What's the point of the garlic?
garlic helps to inhibit internal parasites. it can also help increase uptake of food for picky eaters. supposed to help prevent nematodes and other organ attacking parasites, and is suspected to be an immunity booster in fish. some products, like garlic guard contain small amounts of other vitamins and minerals that are beneficial also.

it is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a replacement for any medication but has been showing in limited scientific testing to.

just my 2 cents based off experience and recommendation from a couple LFS.
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I use mainly tetra, Personal blend, 3 parts flake, 2 parts bloodworm, 1 part gammarus.
All smashed into little bits for the guppies and Ghost shrimp.

Tetra cichlid pellets, and I don't know what kind of whole shrimp for my Oscar and Jack Dempsey. Plus feeders from LFS until I start breeding my own.

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