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Ideal Flake Brand For Goldfish?


maniacholic

I'll handle this BUM BUM BUM

bascily ingredients are labled from the greatest amounts to lowest, like buying chocolate the way you choose the richer one is by the ingredients saying cocoa butter THEN sugar, so we need to do the same here...

1st look at the first ingredient it's usually fish meal which is okay but not great

2nd look for the ash contents, the higher the amount the less nutrients a goldfish can get (IE empty calories. fish or smrimp meal includes bones of the fish and shells of the shrimp which are completly useless so they add on to the ash contents)

3rd try to look for things that are less artificial (artificial coloring, vitamin supplements, etc) you can tell that they're less if they're listed at the bottom of the label

4th when comparing two label brands look to see when they start using fillers and find the one that has a filler listed further down in the end of the igredients (fillers are useless pieces of food with low nutritional value they come in the form of yeast, flour, and things like that so if one has corn meal in the 5th position after the first ingredient and another has it at the 8th, then the one at the eigth are a better bet fillers may also add to the ash content)

5th if the ingredients has 3 or less fillers that is a high quality food

6th although it's rare the best food for any fish will list "whole fish meat" or "whole shrimp meat" as the number 1 or 2 ingredient

7th which I don't think I should mention is look for something high in protein (that's a basic)

and the one that fits this description is omega one which has whole salmon meat as the first ingredient and does not have much fillers

another one would be hikari's label

dynaflyx(forgot name) is better then hikari's label but it is rather hard to find (new word aquarium at 38th street between 2nd and 3rd ave in NY has it.)

pro-gold starts out with fish meal within the first 3 ingredients but they are high in protein although not as high as hikari's label

this rating here was based on ingredients and analysis charts the preference amongst users on this board is rather from experience which is not a bad thing


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