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What Are The Best Brand Fish Flakes?


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Flakes generally aren't as good nutritionally as pellets. You should look for high protein sinking pellets. I believe Progold from www.goldfishconnection.com is amongst the best, although Hikari lionhead is also very good.

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Another vote for hikari or omega one... I never actually used hikari goldfish flakes, but my tropical fish get mostly hikari foods, including their frozen foods. I did feed Omega One, and they liked those, and it's usually pretty cheap.

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I really like the omega one flakes. If you look at the ingredients you will find real food and not meal. Shrimp instead of shrimp meal, etc. it also smells like fish, a strong odor. They tell me it better to have these ingredients instead of the meal. I would really like to know myself if it is better or is it not true. My fish seem to like omega one better, so that is what I use. My gang all need glasses so the pellets get wasted on them. :blink:

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Fishmeal can be just crushed up fish or it can be highly processed and cooked fish/fish bones and fish skin, it depends on the brand. fishmeal automatically is not a bad thing, it just depends on the quality and the processing of the fish used.

For example hikari foods contain fishmeal, howeveer they do not use old rancid rotten fish and fishbones and cook it to death. Omegaone foods are a lots the same in that repsect they just label theres differently.

Howeve wardley, nutrafin, and tetra foods have fishmeal of lower quality with low quality fish used and the fishmeal is cooked and processed at high temps lowering its nutritional value.

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Thanks you all. I've been using nutrafin max

floating pellets with fish meal. I sent away for

pro gold but my fish just watch them float to the

bottom of the tank while they swim at the top

waiting for some floating pellets. It may be my

fault for feeding two different types of food,

but that's what's been happening. I'm on my

way to the lfs to pick up some hikari. I like the

floating pellets (soak for 10 min.) much more

than the sinking pellets. IMHO no flakes

in my tanks

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thats also happened to me

i think it was last year, i bought

this quite expensive sinking pellet food around $25,

which was suppose to improve colour of the fish, rid them

of diseases and and all soughts of vitamins

but the thing was that the fish never ate it

so i had to exchange it for some of the cheap pellets food

anyways, im willing to give it another go

i was also wondering what people feed their kois when they get to

a foot long?

some firends of mine said that they only feed them bread

but i would have thought that they wont get sufficient nutrient

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