Editor's Choice - Our Favorite API Fish Food

1. API Fish Food PELLETS, Formulated to Help Fish More readily use nutrients which Means Less Waste and...

User Ratings: 80 2

API 823B First Impressions

"Works very good."

I looked carefully inside the small shipping box but did not find the missing lid. Much better price than at the big box pet store. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. Meaning it's overfilled for the better! It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. They float well, so he can play more. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes.

  • API Fish Food PELLETS, Formulated to Help Fish More readily use nutrients which Means Less Waste and Clean, Clear Water, Feed up to Twice a Day as Much as They'll eat in 5 Minutes
  • Contains one (1) API TROPICAL PELLETS Sinking Pellets Fish Food 4.2-Ounce Container
  • Contains key nutrients for a complete and balance diet for all tropical community fish
  • Includes high-quality proteins, such as squid and shrimp, for optimal fish growth
  • Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and clean, clear water
  • Feed twice a day to meet the requirements of tropical community fish
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.75 inches; 2.67 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 823B
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API 823B Final Thoughts

"They love it tho."

It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried.

Overall Score
4.7


(3470 Points)

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2. API FISH FOOD FLAKES, Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and ...

User Ratings: 79 3

API 820D First Impressions

"My fish love this food."

I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. This might be a pro or a con, depending on the type of fish you have. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. The Petco store was out of that brand. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes.

  • API FISH FOOD FLAKES, Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and clean, clear water, Feed up to twice a day as much as they'll eat in 5 minutes
  • Material Type: Cotton
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 4.13 x 6.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
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API 820D Final Thoughts

"Nice in water holds nice."

Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged. Please be good to each other people. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. I bought a house last year and inherited some fish in a pond. They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.6


(2340 Points)

3. API Algae Eater Fish Food

User Ratings: 80 2

API 840C First Impressions

"Especially my shrimp."

You can't beat that price anywhere else and trust me I have looked everywhere. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. For those that own fish you know how expensive it can be. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. You can't beat that price anywhere else and trust me I have looked everywhere. I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged.

  • API Algae Eater Fish Food
  • Contains one (1) API ALGAE EATER WAFERS Algae Wafer Fish Food 6.4-Ounce Container
  • Made with nutrient rich blend to provide algae eaters with a complete and balanced diet
  • Includes algae and Omega-3 fatty acids that algae-eating fish need for optimal health and growth
  • Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and clean, clear water
  • Feed up to twice a day the amount of food your fish will consume within 2 hours
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 5.88 inches; 8.16 Ounces
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API 840C Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. The food is very nutritious and fish food isn't just fish food. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. If you have a lot of fish, it works well. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend.

Overall Score
4.6


(1178 Points)

4. API POND FISH FOOD Pond Fish Food

User Ratings: 75 2

API 198F First Impressions

"My tank is a 55 gallon."

It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. I've also now have a number of very plump bottom feeders. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again.

  • API POND FISH FOOD Pond Fish Food
  • Contains one (1) API POND FISH FOOD Pond Fish Food 2.68-Pound Bag
  • Superior pellet diet for all pond fish.
  • High protein utilization helps fish produce less waste or ammonia, promoting clean and healthy water.
  • Supports a healthy immune system, and help enhance color and growth.
  • Feed 2 or 3 times a day, only as much as they will eat in 5-10 minutes.
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 12 x 8.5 inches; 2.75 Pounds
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API 198F Final Thoughts

"I did not taste the food."

It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. Overall a great deal, for great fish food. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home.

Overall Score
4.6


(459 Points)

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5. API ALGAE EATER WAFERS Algae Wafer Fish Food 3.7-Ounce Container

User Ratings: 84 2

API 840B First Impressions

"My fish love all of them."

It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. When I feed my fish I drop some in as is and crumple up the rest. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed.

  • API ALGAE EATER WAFERS Algae Wafer Fish Food 3.7-Ounce Container
  • Contains one (1) API ALGAE EATER WAFERS Algae Wafer Fish Food 3.7-Ounce Container
  • Made with nutrient rich blend to provide algae eaters with a complete and balanced diet
  • Includes algae and Omega-3 fatty acids that algae-eating fish need for optimal health and growth
  • Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and clean, clear water
  • Feed up to twice a day the amount of food your fish will consume within 2 hours
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.75 inches; 5.64 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 840B
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API 840B Final Thoughts

"Absolute bargain, too."

When I purchased this food, I thought it was the small container. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. I can only get little one in local stores for alot more money. The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. Until this, the earthworms were their favorites.

Overall Score
4.7


(345 Points)

6. API Betta Flakes Fish Food .36-Ounce Container

User Ratings: 64 9

API 805Y First Impressions

"My rule of thumb is."

We've tried most of the brands too. Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! They are loving more this product more than flakes. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years.

  • API Betta Flakes Fish Food .36-Ounce Container
  • Contains one (1) API BETTA FLAKES Fish Food .36-Ounce Container
  • Contains key nutrients for a complete and balanced diet for betta fish
  • Formulated to support natural color and for optimal absorption
  • Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and clean, clear water
  • Feed twice a day the amount of food your betta will consume in three minutes
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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API 805Y Final Thoughts

"Which we all have done."

Fish color and health are all good. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. Please be good to each other people. I like how the packaging can be resealed. Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! Inevitably I ran out of the flakes and went to purchase the same product. This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months.

Overall Score
4.2


(106 Points)

7. Northfin Fry Starter

User Ratings: 75 3

Northfin 89401 First Impressions

"Thank you!"

I can only get little one in local stores for alot more money. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. It is well worth the money especially for the size. But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes.

  • Northfin Fry Starter
  • Daily diet for a variety of fry species
  • No fillers, hormones, or artificial pigments
  • Packed with proteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals
  • Naturally enhances fish vitality and coloration
  • Easily digestible to promote optimal nutrient absorption
  • Manufacture: Northfin
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 3 x 20 inches; 1.76 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Northfin 89401
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Northfin 89401 Final Thoughts

"My goldfish loved these."

I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. If you have a lot of fish, it works well. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. Inevitably I ran out of the flakes and went to purchase the same product.

Overall Score
4.6


(312 Points)

8. Omega One Super Color Sinking Cichlid Pellets, 2mm Small Pellets

User Ratings: 81 2

Omega One 83531 First Impressions

"Good stuff."

Who would've thought 7 ounces of fish food is so much. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years. The flakes inside the bucket come inside a sturdy bag. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. Such an awesome value for the money! During almost all of that time I've fed my fish TetraFin goldfish food. The next day they seemed less interested.

  • Omega One Super Color Sinking Cichlid Pellets, 2mm Small Pellets
  • IDEAL BALANCE: Omega One Floating Cichlid Pellets are formulated with a variety of fresh seafoods, ocean kelp, and spirulina to address the opportunistic dietary needs of cichlids
  • KEEP A CLEANER TANK: Our Floating Cichlid Pellets are naturally insoluble, which reduces water pollution, and they have significantly less starch, which reduces fish waste
  • SUPERIOR QUALITY: No meals, hydrolysates, digests, or any other pre-processed protein
  • INSTRUCTIONS: Feed 1-3 times daily, using only as much food as fish can consume in two minutes
  • GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Min Crude Protein 42% / Min Crude Fat 11% / Max Crude Fiber 2% / Max Moisture 8.5% / Max Ash 8%
  • Manufacture: OMEGA ONE
  • Product Dimensions: 3.31 x 3.31 x 6.31 inches; 15.95 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Omega One 83531
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Omega One 83531 Final Thoughts

"Feeding frenzy!"

Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. However, I did have one small issue my package was delivered to my neighbor. I've also now have a number of very plump bottom feeders. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand.

Overall Score
4.7


(1327 Points)

9. Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp

User Ratings: 72 4

Omega One 00421 First Impressions

"They love it tho."

Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food.

  • Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp
  • NUTRITIOUS TREAT: Freeze-Dried Brine Shrimp are an excellent high-protein treat for all freshwater and saltwater fish
  • HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS: Made with the highest quality brine shrimp available, this product is rich in vitamins and minerals
  • SAFE ALTERNATIVE: Freeze-dried brine shrimp are just as nutritious as live food, without the risk of bacteria or parasites
  • INSTRUCTIONS: Feed as a part of a varied diet, which should include at least one Omega One staple food. Feed daily, using only as much food as fish can consume in two minutes
  • GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Min Crude Protein 48% / Min Crude Fat 6% / Max Crude Fiber 2.5% / Max Moisture 5%
  • Manufacture: OMEGA ONE
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 5.75 inches; 2.75 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Omega One 00421
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Omega One 00421 Final Thoughts

"This is great fish food."

Much better price than at the big box pet store. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. This container is a great size for the price. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid.

Overall Score
4.5


(1322 Points)

10. API POND FISH FOOD Pond Fish Food

User Ratings: 75 2

API 198F First Impressions

"My tank is a 55 gallon."

It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. I've also now have a number of very plump bottom feeders. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again.

  • API POND FISH FOOD Pond Fish Food
  • Contains one (1) API POND FISH FOOD Pond Fish Food 2.68-Pound Bag
  • Superior pellet diet for all pond fish.
  • High protein utilization helps fish produce less waste or ammonia, promoting clean and healthy water.
  • Supports a healthy immune system, and help enhance color and growth.
  • Feed 2 or 3 times a day, only as much as they will eat in 5-10 minutes.
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 12 x 8.5 inches; 2.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 198F
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

API 198F Final Thoughts

"I did not taste the food."

It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. Overall a great deal, for great fish food. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home.

Overall Score
4.6


(459 Points)

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