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. (3 Pack) Aqueon Shrimp Pellets Fish Food, 6.5 Ounces Each

User Ratings: 77 5

Aqueon First Impressions

"But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. LoL, So we are all happy at meal time. The next day they seemed less interested. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! This Tetra style food doesn't do either of those things. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide!

  • (3 Pack) Aqueon Shrimp Pellets Fish Food, 6.5 Ounces Each
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 4 inches; 6.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon
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Aqueon Final Thoughts

"Tastes like chicken."

They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. We've tried most of the brands too. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. This container is a great size for the price. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. You can't beat that price anywhere else and trust me I have looked everywhere.

Overall Score
4.6


(73 Points)

3. Seachem NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes - Probiotic Fish Food Formula with GarlicGuard 100g

User Ratings: 83 3

Seachem 1124 First Impressions

"Our fishes loves it."

This food seems to do better for the outside fish. 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. If you have a lot of fish, it works well. Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. When I purchased this food, I thought it was the small container. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis.

  • Seachem NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes - Probiotic Fish Food Formula with GarlicGuard 100g
  • SUPER FOOD: The Chlorella Growth Factor contained in the NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes have been deemed a “Super-Food” that far surpasses the nutrients delivered by Spirulina Algae common to other diets. Additionally, these Shrimp Flakes are enhanced with Seachem GarlicGuard to attract finicky eaters and enhance palatability.
  • NUTRITIONAL: NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes contain only the highest quality ingredients including shrimp, squid, and fish which are an exceptional source of a broad range of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
  • VITAMIN C: The high levels of vitamin C contained in NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes are especially important for the growth and health of aquatic animals. Vitamin C is a cofactor in the process necessary for the formation of connective tissue, scar tissue in wound repair, and bone matrix.
  • PROBIOTICS: NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes contain probiotics that help the digestive system of fish and inverts by promoting nutrient uptake, reducing waste, and supporting the immune system function.
  • FEEDING DIRECTIONS: Feed your ornamental fish as much NutriDiet Shrimp Flakes as they will consume in three minutes of feeding at a rate of 1-3 times daily.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.69 x 0.42 x 5.75 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 1124
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Seachem 1124 Final Thoughts

"My rule of thumb is."

My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes. I actually only buy their food and fish tank kits. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. Such an awesome value for the money! And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast.

Overall Score
4.6


(54 Points)

4. TetraFin Balanced Diet Goldfish Flake Food for Optimal Health

User Ratings: 87 1

Tetra 77127 First Impressions

"My beta loves the worms."

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. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. The container looks like the one I'd just finished so I bought it. But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond.

  • TetraFin Balanced Diet Goldfish Flake Food for Optimal Health
  • Age range description: All Ages
  • This special ProCare formula meets all nutritional requirements of cold-water fish and will stay firm when fish strike.
  • Procare is a health-enhancing blend containing omega-3 fatty acids
  • Does not cloud the water
  • A scientifically-developed blend that's easily digested
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.76 x 4.72 inches; 2.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77127
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Tetra 77127 Final Thoughts

"You should buy this."

I expressed my frustration at the fish store, and they recommended these granules. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! Also, these seem to grow waterlogged and sink faster than the TetraMin Pro. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs. My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food.

Overall Score
4.8


(6588 Points)

5. Hikari Tropical Vibra Bites Fish Food

User Ratings: 78 3

Hikari HIKARI HK22206 1.23 oz Vibra Bites Tropi First Impressions

"What a difference!"

Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. LoL, So we are all happy at meal time. I have about 11 fishes 6 different types and all fresh water fishes. I can easily crumple it small or to any size for the little mouths. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy.

  • Hikari Tropical Vibra Bites Fish Food
  • Carefully selected color enhancing ingredients help rapidly bring out the brilliant colors of your fish
  • Uniquely balanced formulation offers nutrition live worms cannot without the parasite or bacteria risks.
  • Inclusion of mealworms make this a delicious offering most tropical fish immediately attack
  • Unique stick that readily moves through the water column like live food
  • Ideal tropical fish who prefer live foods
  • Manufacture: Hikari
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches; 1.23 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hikari HIKARI HK22206 1.23 oz Vibra Bites Tropi
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Hikari HIKARI HK22206 1.23 oz Vibra Bites Tropi Final Thoughts

"Surprise, surprise."

I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes.

Overall Score
4.6


(839 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ecological Labs MLLSPMD
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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)

7. TetraMin Large Tropical Flakes For Top or Mid Feeders

User Ratings: 86 1

Tetra 16204 First Impressions

"Our tank is pretty clean."

I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. Please be good to each other people. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water.

  • TetraMin Large Tropical Flakes For Top or Mid Feeders
  • TROPICAL FORMULATION Highly digestible ingredients for use as staple food for your top- and mid-feeding tropical fish
  • COMPLETE DIET Nutritionally balanced for optimal health
  • ACTIVE LIFE FORMULA With added antioxidants for healthy cells select proteins for growth and prebiotics for digestion
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA Won’t cloud water when used as directed
  • LESS WASTE Feed two to three times daily only as much as your fish can consume within three minutes
  • Included Components: Tetramin Large Tropical Flakes For Top/Mid Feeders, 3.53-Ounce
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.88 x 2.88 x 5.63 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16204
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Tetra 16204 Final Thoughts

"My rule of thumb is."

This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all. I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond. They grew quick on flakes, they love them. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. They won't have to work for it like I did. It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner.

Overall Score
4.8


(906 Points)

8. Penn Plax Pro-Balance 14-Day Vacation Time-Release Dissolving Feeding Blocks Fish Shape 2 Packages o...

User Ratings: 72 5

Penn-Plax Pro-Balance First Impressions

"Point taken."

I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. We've tried most of the brands too. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes.

  • Penn Plax Pro-Balance 14-Day Vacation Time-Release Dissolving Feeding Blocks Fish Shape 2 Packages of 2 Blocks Each (4 Blocks Total) PBV14N for Aquariums
  • High quality pro-balance 14 day dissolving fish shaped fish food
  • 2 packages of 2 blocks per pack (total of 4 blocks)
  • One block is sufficient for 10-15 gallon aquarium tanks and lasts 10-14 days depending on pH level and temperature
  • Releases nutritious freeze-dried foods, while neutralizing your aquarium water
  • Contains tubifex, bloodworms, vitamins & minerals
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax Pro-Balance
  • Item Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3.75 x 1.75 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax Pro-Balance
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Penn-Plax Pro-Balance Final Thoughts

"Fish love it."

I bought a house last year and inherited some fish in a pond. My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me. My wife has raised her goldfish on Tetra goldfish flakes from day one. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. Overall a great deal, for great fish food.

Overall Score
4.4


(97 Points)

9. Aquascape 98878 Fish Food Flake, 4.2-Ounce

Aquascape 98878 First Impressions

"My Betta loves it."

Don't hesitate, get it before you can't. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water.

  • Aquascape 98878 Fish Food Flake, 4.2-Ounce
  • Flake food ideal for all pond fish, including koi and goldfish, 4.2-ounce package
  • Probiotics aid in digestion and reduction of fish waste
  • Contains stabilized vitamin C, high-quality protein
  • Promotes brilliant colors on all pond fish
  • Will not break apart and cloud water; keeps pond water clean and clear
  • Manufacture: Aquascape, Inc
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 7.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquascape 98878
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Aquascape 98878 Final Thoughts

"I almost cried."

LoL, So we are all happy at meal time. My wife has raised her goldfish on Tetra goldfish flakes from day one. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms.

Overall Score
5.0


(14 Points)

10. toyuto inc 1 KG Fish Colour Color Enhancing Red Parrot & Cichlid Fish Feed Food

User Ratings: 60 7

toyuto inc First Impressions

"He can't wait to eat."

The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. Quick delivery in this time of the Pandemic. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish.

  • toyuto inc 1 KG Fish Colour Color Enhancing Red Parrot & Cichlid Fish Feed Food
  • Floating Pellet
  • Add Astaxnthin To Promote Vibrant Colors Of The Fish Within A Short Time
  • No Artificial Hormones Added To Protect The Health Of Your Fish
  • Easy To Digest And Reduce Water Pollution Effectively
  • Designed Especially For Aquarium Fish That Belong To The Cichlid Family
  • Manufacture: toyuto inc
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 7.87 x 3.94 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The toyuto inc
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toyuto inc Final Thoughts

"Zip lock style bag."

Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! For those that own fish you know how expensive it can be. This food seems to do better for the outside fish. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. My wife has raised her goldfish on Tetra goldfish flakes from day one. Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! The waste is extremely minimal to nothing.

Overall Score
4.1


(73 Points)

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