Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Penn-Plax Fish Food

1. 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
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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)

2. New Life Spectrum Marine Fish Formula 1mm Sinking Pellet Fish Food(Natural Color Enhancing), 125 Gra...

User Ratings: 74 3

New Life Spectrum Marine 125g First Impressions

"But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. This might be a pro or a con, depending on the type of fish you have. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years.

  • New Life Spectrum Marine Fish Formula 1mm Sinking Pellet Fish Food(Natural Color Enhancing), 125 Gram
  • Quality And Performance Driven Products For Your Pet
  • Tested For Safety And Health
  • Provide A Better Quality Of Living For Your Pet With New Life Spectrum
  • Manufacture: New Life Spectrum
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 5.29 Ounces
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New Life Spectrum Marine 125g Final Thoughts

"Absolute bargain, too."

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. This Tetra style food doesn't do either of those things. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. Then, fill a separate smaller container for daily use. Many betta foods are floating orbs that have a diameter too large for bettas.

Overall Score
4.5


(493 Points)

3. Omega One Super Seaweed Multicolor Fish Food 24ct. 3 Pack

User Ratings: 67 6

Omega One First Impressions

"So it is worth the money."

I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. However, I did have one small issue my package was delivered to my neighbor. It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. The Goldfish Flake is their favorite snack in the morning and evening. Don't hesitate, get it before you can't.

  • Omega One Super Seaweed Multicolor Fish Food 24ct. 3 Pack
  • Manufacture: Omega One
  • Item Weight: 4.6 ounces
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Omega One Final Thoughts

"Feeding frenzy!"

I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. Meaning it's overfilled for the better! The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks.

Overall Score
4.4


(63 Points)

4. 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
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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)

5. S&C AQUATICS Mini Beefheart & Soft BIT Mix,Beef Heart,Discus Food,Angel Fish Food,Cichlids

User Ratings: 28 16

S&C AQUATICS First Impressions

"They eat and they eat."

It's a peaceful scene those pretty fish enjoying their snack. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. I can only get little one in local stores for alot more money. The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always.

  • S&C AQUATICS Mini Beefheart & Soft BIT Mix,Beef Heart,Discus Food,Angel Fish Food,Cichlids
  • MINI BEEFHEART & SOFT BIT MIX
  • Krill has proven to be a superior conditioning product for your fish.
  • All Foodss are packed in a Zip Lock Bag for easy use.
  • ALL FOOD ITEMS SHIP USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL WITH TRACKING.
  • Manufacture: S&C AQUATICS
  • Item Weight: 8 Ounces
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S&C AQUATICS Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. They come out of their hiding spots almost as soon as it hits the water. The Petco store was out of that brand. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

6. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2218-E Community Crave Flake, 3 oz

User Ratings: 80 4

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2218-E First Impressions

"I highly recommend!"

I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2218-E Community Crave Flake, 3 oz
  • All Natural Krill/Spirulina Flake
  • Made in USA
  • No Hormones
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches; 3 Ounces
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2218-E Final Thoughts

"But that's ok."

I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. Until this, the earthworms were their favorites. For those that own fish you know how expensive it can be. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years.

Overall Score
4.6


(95 Points)

7. Sera Catfish Chips Wafers with Wood Fish Food, 3.3 Ounce Container

User Ratings: 84 1

Sera 511 First Impressions

"Nice chunky flakes."

Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. 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. I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. It's a peaceful scene those pretty fish enjoying their snack. They just clean it up when I sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls.

  • Sera Catfish Chips Wafers with Wood Fish Food, 3.3 Ounce Container
  • Wafers with wood
  • Crisps for rasping Ancistrus and plecos
  • Stay in shape for a very long time
  • Contains willow bark and alder cones
  • For healthy and vital catfish
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Item Weight: 1.41 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 2.56 x 2.56 inches
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Sera 511 Final Thoughts

"I feed em all bout 1."

It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast. However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. The waste is extremely minimal to nothing.

Overall Score
4.7


(565 Points)

8. Fluval Bug Bites Cichlid Fish Food, Pellets for Medium to Large Sized Fish, 3.53 oz., A6581

User Ratings: 77 2

Fluval A6581 First Impressions

"Great food."

06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. This Tetra style food doesn't do either of those things. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well.

  • Fluval Bug Bites Cichlid Fish Food, Pellets for Medium to Large Sized Fish, 3.53 oz., A6581
  • Tropical 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
  • Slow sinking pellet format (5-7mm) – all fish can feed at their preferred depth; 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: 3.53 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5 x 7.8 inches
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Fluval A6581 Final Thoughts

"DO RECOMEND!"

The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish. My fish liked it from the start, and TetraFin has kept improving it over the years. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! LoL, So we are all happy at meal time. The container looks like the one I'd just finished so I bought it.

Overall Score
4.6


(810 Points)

9. TetraFin Plus Goldfish Flakes 2.2 Ounces, Balanced Diet, With Algae To Promote Health

User Ratings: 84 1

Tetra 77246 First Impressions

"I'd give them 4."

I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. They won't have to work for it like I did. I have a few dozens of goldfish in a small pond. Who would've thought 7 ounces of fish food is so much. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes.

  • TetraFin Plus Goldfish Flakes 2.2 Ounces, Balanced Diet, With Algae To Promote Health
  • GOLDFISH FORMULATION: Specially formulated as a premium staple flake food for your goldfish or small koi.
  • WITH ALGAE FLAKES: Extra vegetable matter helps support fish health and promote digestibility.
  • PROCARE FORMULA: Helps support fish’s immune system for optimal health and long life.
  • CLEAN AND CLEAR WATER FORMULA: Designed to be easily digested, helping to keep aquarium water clean and clear.
  • COLOR ENHANCING: Enhances the goldfish’s naturally brilliant colors.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 4.88 inches
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Tetra 77246 Final Thoughts

"It's fish food!"

06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. I can easily crumple it small or to any size for the little mouths. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors.

Overall Score
4.7


(1632 Points)

10. Hikari Tropical Discus Bio-Gold Fish Food, 2.82 oz (80g)

User Ratings: 74 2

Hikari 42055223164 First Impressions

"Especially my shrimp."

I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. The next day they seemed less interested.

  • Hikari Tropical Discus Bio-Gold Fish Food, 2.82 oz (80g)
  • Natural color enhancing ingredients safely produce brilliant colors
  • Highest grade of caroteniods available today to help your fish look their best
  • High in stabilized vitamin C to support immune system health
  • Perfect blend of proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals
  • Free of parasites and bacteria common with live foods
  • Manufacture: Hikari
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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Hikari 42055223164 Final Thoughts

"I indicted Tetra Min."

The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. Don't hesitate, get it before you can't. I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. My larger fish eat it just as readily as the smaller fish. I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish. We've tried most of the brands too. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide!

Overall Score
4.6


(238 Points)

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