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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lakeway Tilapia
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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. Hikari Usa Tropical Fancy Guppy for Pet Health, Fish Food 1.54oz (2 PACK)

User Ratings: 80 2

Hikari Usa Inc. AHK22102 First Impressions

"Nice chunky flakes."

I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. I looked carefully inside the small shipping box but did not find the missing lid. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes.

  • Hikari Usa Tropical Fancy Guppy for Pet Health, Fish Food 1.54oz (2 PACK)
  • Hikari tropical Fancy Guppy 1.54 oz (2-Pack of 0.77 oz)
  • These soft granules are ideal for newbirn, juvenile and parent fish
  • Semi-floating granules rich in protein
  • Great for all types of loverbearers, especially Guppies, Platies, Swordail and Mollies
  • This fish food does not cloud water
  • Manufacture: Hikari Usa Inc.
  • Item Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hikari Usa Inc. AHK22102
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Hikari Usa Inc. AHK22102 Final Thoughts

"Great deal."

Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. They keep having babies so they must be happy lol. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. I like how the packaging can be resealed. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat.

Overall Score
4.7


(214 Points)

3. 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
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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)

4. Omega One Veggie Mini Pellets Slow Sinking Fish Food 3.5oz

User Ratings: 66 2

Omega One 61321 First Impressions

"This jar is big mind you."

But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. If you have picky fish, the texture and flavor might be a little challenging. I expressed my frustration at the fish store, and they recommended these granules. I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged. 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.

  • Omega One Veggie Mini Pellets Slow Sinking Fish Food 3.5oz
  • Premium diet for small to medium omnivorous fish
  • Made with fresh kelp & spirulina
  • High quality proteins maximize nutrition
  • Rich in Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids for strong immune systems
  • Never clouds water
  • Manufacture: OmegaSea, Ltd
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.5 inches; 2.75 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Omega One 61321
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Omega One 61321 Final Thoughts

"And they love it."

Many betta foods are floating orbs that have a diameter too large for bettas. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods.

Overall Score
4.4


(203 Points)

5. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2142-AA Big Fella Stick Fish Food

User Ratings: 67 10

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2142-AA First Impressions

"No Koi lost as of yet."

I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. We've tried most of the brands too. Such an awesome value for the money! I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. My larger fish eat it just as readily as the smaller fish. If you have picky fish, the texture and flavor might be a little challenging. The flakes inside the bucket come inside a sturdy bag.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2142-AA Big Fella Stick Fish Food
  • For large aggressive eaters
  • Slow Sinking
  • No Preservatives, No Hormones
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2.25 x 2.75 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2142-AA
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2142-AA Final Thoughts

"I did not taste the food."

The Goldfish Flake is their favorite snack in the morning and evening. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. Kind of seems like junk food but the fish all love it. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. Much better price than at the big box pet store. Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes.

Overall Score
4.2


(31 Points)

6. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B Nano Fish Food, 9 oz

User Ratings: 81

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B First Impressions

"DO RECOMEND!"

Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. This food seems to do better for the outside fish. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. They grew quick on flakes, they love them. I have about 11 fishes 6 different types and all fresh water fishes.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B Nano Fish Food, 9 oz
  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B Nano Fish food, 9 oz
  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B Nano Fish food, 9 oz
  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B Nano Fish food, 9 oz
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 4 inches; 9 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2208-B Final Thoughts

"My beta loves the worms."

The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

7. Aquascape 98871 Cold Water Premium Staple Koi and Pond Fish Food Pellets, 2.2-Pound, Brown

User Ratings: 83 2

Aquascape 98871 First Impressions

"Love these pellets."

I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. Will definitely be purchasing this product from Amazon from here on out. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish.

  • Aquascape 98871 Cold Water Premium Staple Koi and Pond Fish Food Pellets, 2.2-Pound, Brown
  • Medium-sized pond fish food pellets specially formulated for cold water conditions; 2.2-pound package
  • Contains wheat germ, making it ideal for use in water as cold as 50 degrees
  • Probiotics aid in digestion and reduction of fish waste; contains stabilized vitamin C, high-quality protein
  • Will not break apart and cloud water; keeps pond water clean and clear
  • Ideal for small to medium fish (1 to 10 inches), including koi and goldfish
  • Manufacture: Aquascape, Inc
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 4.5 x 13 inches
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Aquascape 98871 Final Thoughts

"No issues so far."

I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. They float well, so he can play more. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. If you have picky fish, the texture and flavor might be a little challenging. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes.

Overall Score
4.7


(61 Points)

8. Purina Mills Game Fish Chow 50 lb Food, 1 Pack, One Size

User Ratings: 77 2

Purina 100132 First Impressions

"My tank is a 55 gallon."

My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it. My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me. The flakes inside the bucket come inside a sturdy bag. They float well, so he can play more. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. It is well worth the money especially for the size. I looked carefully inside the small shipping box but did not find the missing lid.

  • Purina Mills Game Fish Chow 50 lb Food, 1 Pack, One Size
  • Package Length: 43.0"L
  • Package Width: 23.0"W
  • Package Height: 7.0"H
  • Package Weight: 1.0 lb
  • Made from the House of Purina, llc
  • Quality ingredients used
  • Suitable to be used for pets
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 16 x 5 inches; 50 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Purina 100132
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Purina 100132 Final Thoughts

"Value for money."

We've tried most of the brands too. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. Such an awesome value for the money! Also, these seem to grow waterlogged and sink faster than the TetraMin Pro. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in.

Overall Score
4.6


(109 Points)

9. Tetra 77063 TetraCichlid Floating Pellets

User Ratings: 76 3

Tetra 77063 First Impressions

"Point taken."

For those that own fish you know how expensive it can be. Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. I like how the packaging can be resealed. Overall a great deal, for great fish food. I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now.

  • Tetra 77063 TetraCichlid Floating Pellets
  • CICHLID FORMULATION Hearty floating pellets for use as a staple food for top- and mid-water-feeding cichlids
  • FLOATING PELLETS Scientifically developed protein-rich cichlid food – natural color enhancer works to bring out the color of your fish
  • FOR DAILY FEEDING Nutritionally balanced diet – maintains vitality and enhances fish’s natural beauty
  • PROCARE FORMULA Helps support fish’s immune system for optimal health and long life
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA Will not cloud water when used as directed
  • age range description: All Stages
  • included components: Tetra TetraCichlid Floating Cichlid Pellets, 6.0-Ounce
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.88 x 2.88 x 5.63 inches; 7.05 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77063
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Tetra 77063 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish. I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish. I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged. They float well, so he can play more. Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes.

Overall Score
4.6


(2074 Points)

10. OKIKO 3.5 oz (100g) Platinum Head Huncher & Color Faster Floating Pellets with Astaxanthin Plus Flow...

User Ratings: 73 8

OKIKO First Impressions

"It seems to do just fine."

That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. Overall a great deal, for great fish food. The Petco store was out of that brand. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. During almost all of that time I've fed my fish TetraFin goldfish food. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. When I feed my fish I drop some in as is and crumple up the rest.

  • OKIKO 3.5 oz (100g) Platinum Head Huncher & Color Faster Floating Pellets with Astaxanthin Plus Flowerhorn Cichlid Fish Food
  • OKIKO platinum is a unique formulated fish feed to induce speedy head growth for all Flower Horn Breed. Shape of head growth will also improve through constant feeding.
  • Feed 2 or 3 times daily, but do not exceed the amount fish will eat within 5 minutes of feeding. Feed is high in protein so to help Fish to grow at a faster rate and Improving head growth.
  • High content of spirulina and Krill extracts with other natural color enhancing elements that will improve the fish's sparkle dots in 1-2 weeks.
  • Floating type, does not cloud the water and meduim pellets.Special immmune substance added to increase fish's resistance against disease .
  • Size M pellets Okiko Platinum Head Huncher contain 3.5 oz (100 g) / pack from Thailand
  • Manufacture: Thailand
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OKIKO
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OKIKO Final Thoughts

"Our tank is pretty clean."

I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. Lesson learned, but this will work for now. Kind of seems like junk food but the fish all love it. It's a peaceful scene those pretty fish enjoying their snack. The fish seem to not care about the switch either way. They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water.

Overall Score
4.4


(75 Points)

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