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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone feeding with Omega One Veggie Flakes?

I've been feeding my fish Tetra Crisps which they love - besides the frozen bloodworm treats, fresh veggies, etc. - but recently I stumbled on a site that had food reviews based on ingredient analysis. I was surprised that they rated the Tetra Crisps very low - something like 1.5 out of a possible 5. They rated Omega One food very high - 4.5 out of 5. So now that I'm nearly out of Crisps I bought a small can of Omega One Super Color Flakes to try.

First thing I noticed was that they are ultra thin flakes (unlike the UFO shaped mini discs the Tetra Crisps look like) and they float for a long time at the surface, unlike the Crisps which sink very slowly. So I remedied the flakes floating by simply putting the flakes into the water about 1" below the surface - I don't want my fish gulping air while feeding. The second thing I noticed was that my fish go gonzo for the Omega One! And I thought they liked the Tetra - haha. None of the food seems to escape them & get to the bottom, which always happened with a small amount of the Tetra. The Omega One does disintegrate a lot faster, not sure about that. On one hand my fish are mostly tetras with tiny throats so smaller particles are better, but if they are not eating the minuscule bits it's polluting the water.

Anyhow, there is a seller on Aqua Bid that sells Omega One in bulk for a fantastic price. I've bought from him before (not food) and his service is great. So today I took the plunge and bought a pound of the Omega One Veggie Flakes since my tetras should have a higher veggie-to-meat protein and this food should help me get more veggie matter into their diet.

Anyone here feed Omega One Veggie Flakes?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 08:33 PM
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It's in my regular rotation of foods--pretty much a staple for my endlers, though my black neons tetras tend to hold out for better unless I skip a day of feeding before offering it (they much prefer freeze dried tubifex and blood worms). The endlers are great at scouring the plants and bottom for even tiny bits left--and I've shrimp, snails and cories in my larger tanks to clean up leftovers.

Overall, I try to maintain a wide variety of foods--shrimp pellets, algae wafers, veggies and fruit, live and freezedried food, etc. Flakes have a role, but I don't like depending on them as a sole food source.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 01:47 AM
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I used to feed it to my goldfish - I try to feed more plant protein when it's appropriate for the species. She's too big for them now, but I'm guessing you won't have that problem. Aside from being far more appealing than Tetra crisps, I think the Omega One just made her healthier. She looked better - and strangely enough, I had better plant growth, too. I think it's one of the better commercial brands, although no food is perfect.
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Look into
Whole fish and shellfish, spirulina and other algae, other natural ingredients like earthworms and many other specialty foods.
Better prices than Omega One.
Fast shipping.
The foods are vacuum packed.
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