Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aquaponics Fish Food

1. Lakeway Tilapia Pro Pack 4000 Tilapia Food - 4 Pounds

User Ratings: 81

Lakeway Tilapia First Impressions

"They gobble these up."

Don't hesitate, get it before you can't. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. My larger fish eat it just as readily as the smaller fish. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs.

  • Lakeway Tilapia Pro Pack 4000 Tilapia Food - 4 Pounds
  • New fresh product - All of our pro packs contain newly manufactured tilapia feed.
  • Perfect for aquaponics fish - Products do not contain ingredients that will cloud system water or make it smell foul if properly used.
  • Professional tilapia farming feed - Produces higher filet yield during the final 142 days of accelerated growth before harvesting.
  • Complete feeding instructions - Contains day-by-day feeding instructions with the exact amounts to feed your tilapia in grams as well as how to solve common tilapia feeding problems.
  • Manufacture: Lakeway Tilapia
  • Item Weight: 4 pounds
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Lakeway Tilapia Final Thoughts

"I indicted Tetra Min."

I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. Who would've thought 7 ounces of fish food is so much. Meaning it's overfilled for the better! I've also now have a number of very plump bottom feeders. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too.

Overall Score
4.8


(27 Points)

2. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2211-F Community Crave Flake, 8 oz

User Ratings: 89

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2211-F First Impressions

"DO RECOMEND!"

I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. They just clean it up when I sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. For those that own fish you know how expensive it can be.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2211-F Community Crave Flake, 8 oz
  • All Natural Krill/Spirulina Flake
  • Made in USA
  • No Hormones
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches; 8 Ounces
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2211-F Final Thoughts

"They LOVE it."

It is well worth the money especially for the size. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. I've also now have a number of very plump bottom feeders. Quick delivery in this time of the Pandemic. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. The fish seem to not care about the switch either way.

Overall Score
4.7


(13 Points)

3. Omega One Freeze Dried Blood Worms

User Ratings: 79 2

Omega One 00401 First Impressions

"So it is worth the money."

Will definitely be purchasing this product from Amazon from here on out. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. This might be a pro or a con, depending on the type of fish you have. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. Then, fill a separate smaller container for daily use.

  • Omega One Freeze Dried Blood Worms
  • NUTRITIOUS TREAT: Omega One Freeze-Dried Blood Worms are an excellent high-protein treat for all freshwater and saltwater fish
  • HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS: These full-bodied, authentic bloodworms are rich in vitamins and minerals
  • SAFE ALTERNATIVE: Freeze-dried bloodworms 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 55% / Min Crude Fat 3% / Max Crude Fiber 5% / Max Moisture 5%
  • Manufacture: OMEGA ONE
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 5.75 inches; 2.75 Ounces
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Omega One 00401 Final Thoughts

"Packaging."

Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! Much better price than at the big box pet store. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. Don't hesitate, get it before you can't. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. They are loving more this product more than flakes. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand.

Overall Score
4.6


(1752 Points)

4. Hikari Brine Shrimp Fish Food [Set of 2] Size: 0.42 Ounce

User Ratings: 92

Hikari First Impressions

"What a difference!"

I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. Lesson learned, but this will work for now. Kind of seems like junk food but the fish all love it. Please be good to each other people. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem.

  • Hikari Brine Shrimp Fish Food [Set of 2] Size: 0.42 Ounce
  • 2 0.42-ounce jars freeze-dried Brine Shrimp
  • A natural meaty treat most tropical and marine fish love
  • Easy to feed cubes quickly hydrate and separate when put in water
  • Gut-loaded to assure each bite contains what we know your fish need
  • Makes vitamins available to your aquatic pet that the live animal would not offer
  • Manufacture: Hikari
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Hikari Final Thoughts

"They are also growing."

They keep having babies so they must be happy lol. Meaning it's overfilled for the better! Lesson learned, but this will work for now. My wife has raised her goldfish on Tetra goldfish flakes from day one. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home.

Overall Score
4.9


(19 Points)

5. Fluval Bug Bites Fish Food with Spirulina, Flakes for Small to Medium Sized Fish, 0.63 oz., A7354, B...

User Ratings: 89

Fluval A7354 First Impressions

"This is great fish food."

It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. Quick delivery in this time of the Pandemic. LoL, So we are all happy at meal time.

  • Fluval Bug Bites Fish Food with Spirulina, Flakes for Small to Medium Sized Fish, 0.63 oz., A7354, Brown
  • Fish food that contains up to 37% crude protein from multiple quality sources
  • Spirulina is the #1 ingredient, a world renowned Hawaiian-sourced plant protein super food
  • Fortified with essential vitamins, amino acids and minerals for a balanced daily diet
  • Feed as much as fish can eat in two minutes, two or three times daily
  • Sustainably processed in small batches for quality control and maximum freshness
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 0.63 Ounces
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Fluval A7354 Final Thoughts

"They eat it up!"

I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. I actually only buy their food and fish tank kits. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. When I feed my fish I drop some in as is and crumple up the rest. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing.

Overall Score
4.8


(28 Points)

6. Blue Ridge Fish Food Pellets, Koi and Goldfish Cool Water Wheat Formula, Floating Large Pellet, Bala...

User Ratings: 79 2

Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery First Impressions

"Great price."

The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. Kind of seems like junk food but the fish all love it. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. Also, these seem to grow waterlogged and sink faster than the TetraMin Pro. The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful. It is well worth the money especially for the size.

  • Blue Ridge Fish Food Pellets, Koi and Goldfish Cool Water Wheat Formula, Floating Large Pellet, Balanced Diet
  • MADE IN THE USA - koi and goldfish fish food, premium all-season floating pellets and the same high-quality diet used by leading American Koi breeders at a fraction of the price
  • EASILY DIGESTED Floating pellets soften quickly for easy digestion, encourage healthy growth, and will not pollute the water
  • PERFECT FOR SPRING AND FALL SEASONS This food is specially formulated for cool season temperatures when your water is 60 F or below
  • A HEALTHY CHOICE Contains a special blend of vitamins and minerals that promotes resistance to stress and immunity to disease
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE Blue Ridge Koi and Goldfish products are made in the USA by strict guidelines. We are 100% confident and stand behind the quality. We believe the quality of this food will improve the quality of your fish or your money back!
  • Manufacture: Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 14 inches; 4.95 Pounds
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Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery Final Thoughts

"This is great fish food."

This Tetra style food doesn't do either of those things. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. They just clean it up when I sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls. The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. They won't have to work for it like I did. You can't beat that price anywhere else and trust me I have looked everywhere. They won't have to work for it like I did.

Overall Score
4.7


(369 Points)

7. Hikari Goldfish Gold Fish Food for Goldfish and Baby Koi

User Ratings: 80 1

Hikari First Impressions

"Do your homework."

They float well, so he can play more. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. This food seems to do better for the outside fish. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed.

  • Hikari Goldfish Gold Fish Food for Goldfish and Baby Koi
  • Developed to bring out the true colors goldfish are known for
  • Supports immune system health
  • Great taste plus outstanding nutrition to promote a long, health-filled life
  • Contains carotene for active color enhancement which will bring out your fish's true beauty
  • Floating pellet allows users to see what the goldfish or baby koi is consuming so they can avoid over-feeding
  • Manufacture: Hikari
  • Product Dimensions: 0.31 x 3.11 x 5.91 inches; 10.58 Ounces
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Hikari Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

Then, fill a separate smaller container for daily use. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. Also, these seem to grow waterlogged and sink faster than the TetraMin Pro. Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. Quick delivery in this time of the Pandemic. I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond.

Overall Score
4.7


(302 Points)

8. Ecological Labs MLLSPMD Microbe Lift Sinking Pellets Fish Food, 3lb.

User Ratings: 73

Ecological Labs MLLSPMD First Impressions

"But that's ok."

I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. This container is a great size for the price. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors. I can only get little one in local stores for alot more money. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder.

  • Ecological Labs MLLSPMD Microbe Lift Sinking Pellets Fish Food, 3lb.
  • Microbe lift sinking pellet
  • Summer staple blend
  • Transitional food
  • Contains stabilized vitamin C
  • Will not cloud water
  • Manufacture: Ecological Labs
  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 9.6 inches
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Ecological Labs MLLSPMD Final Thoughts

"They love it."

The Petco store was out of that brand. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. The Goldfish Flake is their favorite snack in the morning and evening. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes.

Overall Score
4.5


(40 Points)

9. hygger 7-oz Jar Color Enhancing Tropical Fish Flake Food for Betta Guppy Barb Goldfish High Protein ...

User Ratings: 80

hygger First Impressions

"What a difference!"

It is well worth the money especially for the size. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. It is well worth the money especially for the size. Lesson learned, but this will work for now. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing.

  • hygger 7-oz Jar Color Enhancing Tropical Fish Flake Food for Betta Guppy Barb Goldfish High Protein Vitamin-Enriched Support for Immune System Clear Water
  • 【Scientificallly Formulated Tropical Fish Foods】Hygger Mixed Fish Flakes are packed with animal and vegetable nutrients, including fish, krill, squid, spirulina, yeast and astaxanthin that tropical fish need to grow, stay healthy, and look vibrant and beautiful
  • 【Help to Support Immune System】It also contains vitamin supplements and minerals, which help to support a healthy immune systems of your fish. The composition is this: 40% protein, 8% fiber, 4% fat, 1.5% calcium and 10% moisture
  • 【Color Enhancing】 Carotene, spirulina and astaxanthin have been added to enhance and sustain your fish’s colors
  • 【Keeps Water Clear】This is semi-floating fish food and will stay toward the top of your tank then slowly start to fall to the bottom, suit to top, mid and bottom feeders. Easy to digest, won't dissolve in the water and ensures better water clarity
  • 【Superior Digestion】Ideal for small to medium tropical fish including betta fish, barbs, guppies, anglefish, loaches, tetras, etc. Large capacity, 7 oz (200g) per jar, enough to feed over months
  • 40% protein
  • 8% fiber
  • 4% fat
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Item Weight: 7 ounces
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hygger Final Thoughts

"But that's ok."

The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful. Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. It is well worth the money especially for the size. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. If you have a lot of fish, it works well. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. I've also now have a number of very plump bottom feeders.

Overall Score
4.8


(65 Points)

10. 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)

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