Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Freshwater Fish Food

1. Tetra BloodWorms, Freeze-Dried Food for Freshwater and Saltwater Fish

User Ratings: 73 4

Tetra AQ-78368 First Impressions

"But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. The Petco store was out of that brand.

  • Tetra BloodWorms, Freeze-Dried Food for Freshwater and Saltwater Fish
  • Tetra BloodWorms 0.25 Oz, Freeze-Dried Food For Freshwater and Saltwater Fish
  • Nutritious, freeze-dried food
  • Ideal supplement for bettas and fancy guppies
  • Can also be used to reward small and medium-size tropical and marine fish
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands Pet
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra AQ-78368
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Tetra AQ-78368 Final Thoughts

"This jar is big mind you."

I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond. If you have picky fish, the texture and flavor might be a little challenging. However, I did have one small issue my package was delivered to my neighbor. I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond. Fish color and health are all good. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface.

Overall Score
4.5


(4995 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Freshwater Fish Food

2. Tetra Baby Shrimp Sun Dried Treat

User Ratings: 72 3

Tetra 16192 First Impressions

"It's fish food!"

The Petco store was out of that brand. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. The container looks like the one I'd just finished so I bought it. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. The flakes inside the bucket come inside a sturdy bag. The fish seem to not care about the switch either way.

  • Tetra Baby Shrimp Sun Dried Treat
  • aquarium DIET SUPPLEMENT Natural shrimp treat designed to supplement any Tetra staple diet foods such as TetraMin Flakes and any TetraPro foods
  • FOR FRESHWATER & SALTWATER FISH Premium-quality nutritious supplement provides variety to your fish’s diet
  • AIDS DIGESTION Sun-dried freshwater shrimp with shells are an excellent source of roughage to support digestion
  • COLOR ENHANCING Carotene a natural color enhancer sourced from shrimp helps bring out the natural pink orange and red colors of fish
  • USAGE Feed 2 to 3 times a week in addition to staple diet only as much as your fish can consume within a few minutes
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.88 x 1.88 x 3.25 inches; 0.77 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16192
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Tetra 16192 Final Thoughts

"I did not taste the food."

However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid. Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. I can easily crumple it small or to any size for the little mouths. My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors.

Overall Score
4.5


(1797 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Omega One 00401
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  • Affordability

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. Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp

User Ratings: 72 4

Omega One 00421 First Impressions

"They love it tho."

Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food.

  • Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp
  • NUTRITIOUS TREAT: Freeze-Dried Brine Shrimp are an excellent high-protein treat for all freshwater and saltwater fish
  • HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS: Made with the highest quality brine shrimp available, this product is rich in vitamins and minerals
  • SAFE ALTERNATIVE: Freeze-dried brine shrimp 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 48% / Min Crude Fat 6% / Max Crude Fiber 2.5% / Max Moisture 5%
  • Manufacture: OMEGA ONE
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 5.75 inches; 2.75 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Omega One 00421
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Omega One 00421 Final Thoughts

"This is great fish food."

Much better price than at the big box pet store. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. This container is a great size for the price. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid.

Overall Score
4.5


(1322 Points)

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5. Tetra JumboKrill Freeze Dired Jumbo Shrimp, Vitamin Enhanced

User Ratings: 81 2

Tetra 16198 First Impressions

"Nice in water holds nice."

However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid. Don't hesitate, get it before you can't. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all. My catfish love them, so it isn't a problem for me.

  • Tetra JumboKrill Freeze Dired Jumbo Shrimp, Vitamin Enhanced
  • aquarium DIET SUPPLEMENT Natural shrimp treat designed to supplement any Tetra staple diet foods such as TetraMin Flakes
  • FOR FRESHWATER & SALTWATER FISH Premium-quality nutritious supplement provides variety to your fish’s diet
  • AIDS DIGESTION Complete freeze-dried krill with shells are an excellent source of roughage to support digestion
  • COLOR ENHANCING Astaxanthin a natural color enhancer helps bring out the natural pink orange and red colors of fish
  • USAGE Feed 2 to 3 times a week in addition to staple diet only as much as your fish can consume within a few minutes
  • Age range description: All Ages
  • A protein-rich supplement for large tropical and marine fish
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 4.13 x 4.77 inches; 7.84 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16198
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Tetra 16198 Final Thoughts

"He didn't eat them day 1."

Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! I expressed my frustration at the fish store, and they recommended these granules. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. Until this, the earthworms were their favorites. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks.

Overall Score
4.7


(1202 Points)

6. Tetra River Shrimp Fish Food Treat

User Ratings: 70 5

Tetra 77017 First Impressions

"It's friken fish pellets."

The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish.

  • Tetra River Shrimp Fish Food Treat
  • aquarium DIET SUPPLEMENT Natural shrimp treat designed to supplement any Tetra staple diet foods such as TetraMin Flakes and any TetraPro foods
  • FOR FRESHWATER & SALTWATER FISH Premium-quality nutritious supplement provides variety to your fish’s diet
  • COLOR ENHANCING Carotene a natural color enhancer sourced from shrimp helps bring out the natural pink orange and red colors of fish
  • USAGE Feed 2 to 3 times a week in addition to staple diet only as much as your fish can consume within a few minutes
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.38 x 2.38 x 4.63 inches; 1.76 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77017
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Tetra 77017 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

I looked carefully inside the small shipping box but did not find the missing lid. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. They float well, so he can play more. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years.

Overall Score
4.4


(313 Points)

7. Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder – Slow Release Food That’s Great for Weekend Vacays: ...

User Ratings: 62 7

Penn-Plax PBV3 First Impressions

"He didn't eat them day 1."

I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. They float well, so he can play more. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all. I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years.

  • Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder – Slow Release Food That’s Great for Weekend Vacays: 1 Block Feeds up to 3 Days (4 Blocks per Package) – Safe for Freshwater & Saltwater Tanks
  • GREAT FOR WEEKEND VACAYS: Worried about finding a fish-sitter as you plan for your next weekend getaway or adventure? Or, whenever or not they’ll overfeed your fish? Fear no more! Our Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder Blocks will feed your fish while you’re away. Each block feeds to up 3 days, and each package contains 4 Starfish Shape Blocks.
  • IDEAL FOR 10 – 15 GALLON TANKS: Our Fish Feeder Blocks work best in aquariums that are between 10 and 15 Gallons in size. One block will last 3 to 4 days depending on the PH level and water temperature. A minimum water temperature of 72°F (22°C) and PH level of 6.6 to 7.0 is most efficient for the release of food particles.
  • REQUIRES AERATION & CIRCULATION: Within hours, our Feeder Blocks will start to dissolve, releasing nutritious freeze-dried foods while neutralizing your aquarium’s water. In order for this to happen, your tank should have the proper aeration and circulation. Our Feeder Blocks dissolve normally with setups that have an air stone or filter.
  • GIVE IT A TRY BEFORE YOUR TRIP: Just like us, our fish can get picky over their food. As a suggestion, you may want to place 1 Feeder Block in your tank a week before your vacation or trip. This way, you’ll see if they like it or not. To take it a step further, you may want to leave the tank alone as you test our Feed Blocks, mimicking the trip.
  • INGREDIENTS: Calcium Sulfate, Freeze-Dried Tubifex Worm, Freeze-Dried Bloodworm, Freeze-Dried Daphnia, Freeze-Dried White Shrimp, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6).
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 0.75 x 6 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax PBV3
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Penn-Plax PBV3 Final Thoughts

"But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. The Goldfish Flake is their favorite snack in the morning and evening. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. However, I did have one small issue my package was delivered to my neighbor. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food.

Overall Score
4.2


(266 Points)

8. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DrTim's Aquatics 772
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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)

9. San Francisco Bay Brand Betta Food All Natural Fish Food and Treat, 1 Gram Container

User Ratings: 83 2

San Francisco Bay Brand First Impressions

"My fish love this food."

The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all. There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods. This might be a pro or a con, depending on the type of fish you have. Many betta foods are floating orbs that have a diameter too large for bettas. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy. Will definitely be purchasing this product from Amazon from here on out.

  • San Francisco Bay Brand Betta Food All Natural Fish Food and Treat, 1 Gram Container
  • Freeze dried bloodworms, its that simple. Leave nature at its best. Also known as Red Mosquito Larve.
  • Your discus, eels, betas, loaches and other community freshwater fish will thrive on this primary food.
  • Choice for all Betta's and community tanks
  • Manufacture: San Francisco Bay Brand Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The San Francisco Bay Brand
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San Francisco Bay Brand Final Thoughts

"I am so glad I did."

They just clean it up when I sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. I have about 11 fishes 6 different types and all fresh water fishes. Much better price than at the big box pet store. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. Will definitely be purchasing this product from Amazon from here on out.

Overall Score
4.7


(112 Points)

10. New Life Spectrum Large Fish Formula 3mm Sinking Pellet Fish Food

User Ratings: 63 3

NewLife ANL43300-TD First Impressions

"Nice chunky flakes."

That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond. We've tried most of the brands too. They absolutely love them, voraciously assaulting the flakes at feeding time. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods. There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form.

  • New Life Spectrum Large Fish Formula 3mm Sinking Pellet Fish Food
  • Hormone-Free Color Enhancing Formula
  • 3mm Sinking Pellet
  • Freshwater/Saltwater
  • High-quality, easily digestible krill and fish meal protein
  • Balanced daily diet for all fresh and marine fish.
  • Manufacture: New Life International Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 4 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NewLife ANL43300-TD
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NewLife ANL43300-TD Final Thoughts

"I am so glad I did."

I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again.

Overall Score
4.3


(86 Points)

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