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Old 03-08-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-08-2013, 01:41 AM   #2
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I like Kens fish online.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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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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Old 03-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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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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Old 03-09-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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Kensfish!!

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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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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Old 03-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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I think the New Life Spectrum products are very good, I buy them on line.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #12
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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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Old 03-10-2013, 03:33 PM   #13
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I think the New Life Spectrum products are very good, I buy them on line.
Is there a particular site you get them from?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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I buy my on E-bay. You could do a google search for other places.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #15
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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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