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. DrTim's Aquatics Fish Food Enhancement

User Ratings: 62 7

DrTim's Aquatics 772 First Impressions

"My rule of thumb is."

Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. They are loving more this product more than flakes. My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. The container looks like the one I'd just finished so I bought it.

  • DrTim's Aquatics Fish Food Enhancement
  • FREEZE-DRIED PEAS FISH FOOD: Enhance feeding time for your fish and corals with DrTim’s Aquatics Bene-FISH-al Peas Grinder Fish Food Enhancement that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
  • HEALTHY DIET FISH FOOD EXTRA: Bene-FISH-al Peas Grinder Fish Food from DrTim’s Aquatics offers a tasty treat and health supplement, especially when mixed with Bene-FISH-al freshwater and marine fish food.
  • IMPROVES FISH FUNCTION, DEVELOPMENT: Give your fish and corals the boost they need with this DrTim’s Aquatics Bene-FISH-al Peas Grinder Fish Food Enhancement that works to improve fish function and development in freshwater fish tanks or marine aquariums.
  • FISH, AQUARIUM FOOD SUPPLIES YOU NEED: Offer your pet fish and corals food enhancements that promote a healthy diet when stocking up on Bene-FISH-al Peas Grinder fish food at 0.52 oz. or the Peas Grinder fish food refill at 1.04 oz.
  • HIGH-QUALITY AQUARIUM PRODUCTS: DrTim’s Aquatics offers an expansive line of aquarium products used by professionals and residential customers. Based on years of experience in marine biology, DrTim’s Aquatics’ products utilize his vast knowledge and are backed by scientific evidence and innovative research.
  • Manufacture: DrTim's Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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DrTim's Aquatics 772 Final Thoughts

"I am not a fish."

I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. Please be good to each other people. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food.

Overall Score
4.3


(113 Points)

3. Tropical USA Fish Food

User Ratings: 71

Tropical USA TROP02760 First Impressions

"My goldfish loved these."

I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. They won't have to work for it like I did. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. When I feed my fish I drop some in as is and crumple up the rest. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes.

  • Tropical USA Fish Food
  • Food For Large Carnivorous Fish
  • High-protein food for large carnivorous bottom-feeding fish such as rays, eels, carnivorous Loricariidae, catfish, snake-heads and other predatory species
  • Contains stabilized vitamin C
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 0.76 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 11.52 Ounces
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Tropical USA TROP02760 Final Thoughts

"They love these flakes."

Also, these seem to grow waterlogged and sink faster than the TetraMin Pro. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide! If you have picky fish, the texture and flavor might be a little challenging. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. This food seems to do better for the outside fish.

Overall Score
4.6


(10 Points)

4. Hikari First Bites Fish Food (0.35 oz.) [Set of 4]

User Ratings: 90

Hikari First Impressions

"They love it."

My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. I tightly close the bag with a plastic cord. They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all.

  • Hikari First Bites Fish Food (0.35 oz.) [Set of 4]
  • Manufacture: Hikari
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Hikari Final Thoughts

"No issues so far."

They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. I actually only buy their food and fish tank kits. And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast.

Overall Score
4.9


(52 Points)

5. Aquatic Foods Inc. AFZ Plankton/Krill/Spirulina Flakes by Zeigler

User Ratings: 86

Aquatic Foods Inc. AF-PKSFBFF-0050 First Impressions

"Fish seem happy."

Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. Many betta foods are floating orbs that have a diameter too large for bettas. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish.

  • Aquatic Foods Inc. AFZ Plankton/Krill/Spirulina Flakes by Zeigler
  • Please note: All product photos are not exact, product color and sizes may vary a little
  • Ideal for All Tropical Fish, both Freshwater and Saltwater Fish
  • All Foods are packed in a Bubble Pack or a Hard Box for safe shipping
  • Some Foods may slightly vary from their Photo
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Foods Inc.
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Aquatic Foods Inc. AF-PKSFBFF-0050 Final Thoughts

"I am not a fish."

I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. However, I did have one small issue my package was delivered to my neighbor. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. Many betta foods are floating orbs that have a diameter too large for bettas. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! We've tried most of the brands too. Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks.

Overall Score
4.9


(13 Points)

6. Hikari Sinking Cichlid Gold Fish Food, Medium Pellets

User Ratings: 77 3

Hikari 42055047661 First Impressions

"But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. My wife has raised her goldfish on Tetra goldfish flakes from day one. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. This might be a pro or a con, depending on the type of fish you have. They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products.

  • Hikari Sinking Cichlid Gold Fish Food, Medium Pellets
  • Sinking pellet that will not cloud water
  • High In Astaxanthin
  • Brings Out Natural, Brilliant Colors
  • Supports immune system health
  • Great for larger tropical fish also
  • Manufacture: Phillips Feed & Pet Supply Natural Balance
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.5 x 6.8 inches; 2.2 Pounds
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Hikari 42055047661 Final Thoughts

"My Betta loves it."

I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. This might be a pro or a con, depending on the type of fish you have. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. They grew quick on flakes, they love them. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff!

Overall Score
4.6


(927 Points)

7. 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
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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)

8. TetraPond Pond Sticks 11 Pounds, Pond Fish Food, For Goldfish And Koi, 11.00 lb, 40 L (16457)

User Ratings: 89 1

Tetra 16457 First Impressions

"No issues so far."

The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs. Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. I actually only buy their food and fish tank kits.

  • TetraPond Pond Sticks 11 Pounds, Pond Fish Food, For Goldfish And Koi, 11.00 lb, 40 L (16457)
  • HEALTHY POND NUTRITION An ideal maintenance diet for your koi ornamental goldfish and other outdoor fish species
  • DAILY DIET Provides nutrition for energy longevity and overall health
  • SOFT STICKS Floating sticks are easy for fish to eat and digest
  • CLEAR WATER Feeding a high-quality highly digestible food creates less waste for clearer water
  • USAGE Feed daily when water temperatures are above 50 degrees
  • Manufacture: TetraPond
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 14.5 inches; 13.43 Pounds
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Tetra 16457 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. The food is very nutritious and fish food isn't just fish food. Will definitely be purchasing this product from Amazon from here on out.

Overall Score
4.8


(315 Points)

9. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2167-AA Cat Scrapers Fish Food

User Ratings: 78 8

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2167-AA First Impressions

"Can't complain."

I can easily crumple it small or to any size for the little mouths. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2167-AA Cat Scrapers Fish Food
  • Promoted natural scraping habits of Plecos and other catfish
  • Slow Dissolving
  • No Preservatives, No Hormones
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2.25 x 2.75 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2167-AA Final Thoughts

"Packaging."

I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful.

Overall Score
4.5


(37 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
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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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