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. Tetra Pond Food, Flaked Color Fish Food, 6-Ounce, 1-Liter, (77021)

User Ratings: 87 1

Tetra First Impressions

"It's fish food!"

I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food.

  • Tetra Pond Food, Flaked Color Fish Food, 6-Ounce, 1-Liter, (77021)
  • FLAKED FISH FOOD TetraPond Pond Food Color Flakes are formulated for smaller outdoor goldfish and koi
  • COLOR ENHANCING Formulated to boost brilliant colors by bringing out the vibrant reds and yellows in your fish
  • PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS Ensures growth maintenance energy efficient digestion good metabolism and overall health
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA Won’t cloud water when used as directed
  • USE Feed 1 to 2 times daily when water temperatures are above 50 degrees feed only as much as fish can consume in 5 minutes
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Included Components: 1 x PondFood Color Flakes
  • Manufacture: Tetra
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Tetra Final Thoughts

"Great value."

I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation.

Overall Score
4.8


(708 Points)

3. OSI Spirulina Flake Fish Food 7.06oz

User Ratings: 59 7

OSI AOSI0075-TD First Impressions

"This jar is big mind you."

Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. I tightly close the bag with a plastic cord. Don't hesitate, get it before you can't. Such an awesome value for the money! I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods.

  • OSI Spirulina Flake Fish Food 7.06oz
  • Crude Protein minimum 41% Crude Fat minimum 4% Crude Fiber maximum 6% Moisture maximum 8% Vitamin A (min) 8,000 IU/lb Vitamin D3 (min) 800 IU/lb Vitamin E (min) 100 IU/lb Choline (min) 500 mg/lb Ascorbic acid (min) 200 mg/lb Inositol (min) 100 mg/lb Niacin (min) 100 mg/lb Pantohenic acid (min) 80 mg/lb Phosphorous (max) 0.6%
  • Manufacture: O.S.I. Marine Lab., Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 5.4 inches; 8.8 Ounces
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OSI AOSI0075-TD Final Thoughts

"Our tank is pretty clean."

My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. It's a peaceful scene those pretty fish enjoying their snack. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years.

Overall Score
4.2


(36 Points)

4. 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)

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. 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)

7. Fluval Bug Bites Bottom Feeder Fish Food, Sticks for Medium to Large Sized Fish, 4.59 oz., A6587

User Ratings: 86 1

Fluval A6587 First Impressions

"They told me."

I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. I have about 11 fishes 6 different types and all fresh water fishes. The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. During almost all of that time I've fed my fish TetraFin goldfish food. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff!

  • Fluval Bug Bites Bottom Feeder Fish Food, Sticks for Medium to Large Sized Fish, 4.59 oz., A6587
  • Bottom feeder fish food that contains up to 40%, nutrient-rich Black Soldier Fly Larvae, the first ingredient
  • High in multiple proteins like whole salmon – rich in Omega 3 and 6 for healthy skin, scales and fins
  • Fortified with essential vitamins, amino acids and minerals for a balanced daily diet
  • Sinking stick format (17-20mm) – ideal for bottom feeders; 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
  • Made in Canada with no artificial fillers, colors or preservatives
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Item Weight: 5 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5 x 7.8 inches
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Fluval A6587 Final Thoughts

"They love it tho."

Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. It's a peaceful scene those pretty fish enjoying their snack. It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. My wife has raised her goldfish on Tetra goldfish flakes from day one. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it.

Overall Score
4.8


(530 Points)

8. Blue Ridge Fish Food Pellets, Koi and Goldfish Color Rich Formula, Floating Large Pellet, Balanced D...

User Ratings: 78 1

Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery First Impressions

"Great price as well!"

That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. Fish color and health are all good. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. 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. My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it.

  • Blue Ridge Fish Food Pellets, Koi and Goldfish Color Rich 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
  • PROVEN COLOR ENHANCING INGREDIENTS Canthaxanthin, spirulina and marigold extract enhance color with deeper reds and crisper whites
  • 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: 6 x 4 x 12 inches; 1.9 Pounds
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Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery Final Thoughts

"And the bag is so big."

The flakes inside the bucket come inside a sturdy bag. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. For those that own fish you know how expensive it can be. The next day they seemed less interested. Fish color and health are all good. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing.

Overall Score
4.6


(262 Points)

9. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2146-F Big Fella Stick Fish Food, 2.5 lbs

User Ratings: 85 3

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2146-F First Impressions

"Our tank is pretty clean."

I like how the packaging can be resealed. They are loving more this product more than flakes. I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. Such an awesome value for the money! Kind of seems like junk food but the fish all love it.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2146-F Big Fella Stick Fish Food, 2.5 lbs
  • For larger aggressive eaters
  • Slow Sinking
  • No Preservatives, No Hormones, non GMO
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 4.25 x 4.5 x 7.25 inches; 2.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2146-F
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2146-F Final Thoughts

"My goldfish loved these."

Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months. The next day they seemed less interested. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember.

Overall Score
4.7


(196 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A7354
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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)

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