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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax PBV3
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. TetraCichlid Floating Cichlid Sticks for Medium / Large Cichlids

User Ratings: 80 2

Tetra 16350 First Impressions

"Nice chunky flakes."

My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. During almost all of that time I've fed my fish TetraFin goldfish food. The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful.

  • TetraCichlid Floating Cichlid Sticks for Medium / Large Cichlids
  • CICHLID FORMULATION These protein-rich flakes are specially designed for use as a staple food for top- and mid-water cichlids
  • FOR DAILY FEEDING Nutritionally balanced diet for optimal health color and vitality – supports a long life
  • PROCARE FORMULA Helps support fish’s immune system for optimal health and long life
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA Will not cloud water when used as directed
  • CONTAINS BIOTIN Helps maintain a healthy metabolism
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.63 x 3.63 x 7 inches; 13.44 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16350
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Tetra 16350 Final Thoughts

"Good stuff."

Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish. When I purchased this food, I thought it was the small container. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods.

Overall Score
4.7


(1177 Points)

3. Hikari Tropical Algae Wafers for Bottom Feeding Herbivorous Fish Food

User Ratings: 82 2

Hikari Usa Inc. First Impressions

"Would recommend!"

I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. This container is a great size for the price. Much better price than at the big box pet store. I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish. The fish seem to not care about the switch either way.

  • Hikari Tropical Algae Wafers for Bottom Feeding Herbivorous Fish Food
  • Hikari tropical Algae Wafer 2.89oz
  • Algae Wafers were specifically developed for the hard to feed plecostomus and other algae eating bottom feeders.
  • Hikari was the originator of this diet, now copied by many.
  • Hikari tropical Algae Wafer 8.8oz
  • Algae Wafers were specifically developed for the hard to feed plecostomus and other algae eating bottom feeders
  • Manufacture: Hikari Usa Inc.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hikari Usa Inc.
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Hikari Usa Inc. Final Thoughts

"Our tank is pretty clean."

I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods. They keep having babies so they must be happy lol. Because apparently my queensland dogs like it and need to participate too. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy.

Overall Score
4.7


(235 Points)

4. Aqueon Tropical Flakes Fish Food, 0.45 oz.

User Ratings: 71

Aqueon 100106030 First Impressions

"Great deal."

I received my order today as promised and the shipping box was sealed and undamaged. They are loving more this product more than flakes. I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide! We've tried most of the brands too.

  • Aqueon Tropical Flakes Fish Food, 0.45 oz.
  • Natural ingredients and colors with added vitamins, minerals & trace nutrients
  • Nutritious food ingredients that fish are naturally attracted to
  • Formulated so that fish utilize more of what they eat and create less waste
  • Will not cloud water when fed as directed
  • Feed in amounts that fish will consume in under 2 minutes
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Item Weight: 0.45 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106030
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Aqueon 100106030 Final Thoughts

"Fish eat them."

My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds.

Overall Score
4.5


(25 Points)

5. Seachem NutriDiet Discus Flakes - Fortified Ornamental Fish Food Supplement 100g

User Ratings: 73 3

Seachem 1135 First Impressions

"Hey, variety in the diet."

Fish color and health are all good. Inevitably I ran out of the flakes and went to purchase the same product. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. The Petco store was out of that brand. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide! My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods.

  • Seachem NutriDiet Discus Flakes - Fortified Ornamental Fish Food Supplement 100g
  • FLAKE BLEND: NutriDiet Discus Flakes is a premium and nutritionally balanced diet formulated to meet the requirements of all discus while also working as an effective appetite stimulant. It contains only the highest quality of ingredients including fish, squid, and earthworms.
  • NUTRITIONAL ALGAE:NutriDiet Discus Flakes have Chlorella Algae as an exceptional source of a broad range of vitamins, amino acids, as well as other nutrients required for animal life. Chlorella Algae is considered a potential super food.
  • PROBIOTICS: Discus Flakes also contain probiotics which helps the digestive system of fish and inverts by promoting nutrient uptake, reducing waste, and supporting the immune system.
  • WASTE REDUCTION: Due to Discus Flakes being easy for ornamental fish to completely digest, unnecessary waste is reduced in the system.
  • FEEDING: When feeding your ornamental fish NutriDiet Discus Flakes, feed as much as the fish will consume in three minutes of feeding up to 3 times daily.
  • Enhanced with added GarlicGuard to attract finicky eaters and enhance palatability
  • High in protein and a rich assortment of vitamins and minerals
  • Promotes nutrient uptake, reduces waste, and supports the immune system
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.69 x 0.42 x 5.75 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 1135
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Seachem 1135 Final Thoughts

"Great value."

I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. If you have a lot of fish, it works well. They float well, so he can play more. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks. Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend.

Overall Score
4.5


(257 Points)

6. Jacksuper Fish Feed, Turtle Food Snack Aquarium Pond Fish Food Floating Shrimp Krill Freeze Dried Ca...

User Ratings: 59 9

JackSuper First Impressions

"They love it."

06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide! I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. They won't have to work for it like I did. Then, fill a separate smaller container for daily use. If you have a lot of fish, it works well.

  • Jacksuper Fish Feed, Turtle Food Snack Aquarium Pond Fish Food Floating Shrimp Krill Freeze Dried Carnivore Koi Tropical Cichlid Turtle
  • Suitable for all kinds of tropical fish and turtle: Africa Cichild, Flowerhorn, Arowana,blood parrot,marine fish,map turtle and so on
  • Is to increase fish color, strength resistance, and increase appetite
  • Shelf life is one year if stored in a cool dry location
  • It helps to increase crude protein, vitamin E, astaxanthin and Astacine
  • Analysis:60% Protein,8% Fat,10% Fiber,6% Moisture
  • Manufacture: JackSupermall
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JackSuper
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JackSuper Final Thoughts

"They seem to be fine."

It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all. It's a peaceful scene those pretty fish enjoying their snack. As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. During almost all of that time I've fed my fish TetraFin goldfish food. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food.

Overall Score
4.1


(132 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Tetra Algae Wafers

User Ratings: 80 2

Tetra 16448 First Impressions

"They sank."

The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. This Tetra style food doesn't do either of those things. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. Quick delivery in this time of the Pandemic.

  • Tetra Algae Wafers
  • age_range_description: all ages
  • Item Package Height: 7.75
  • Item Package Length: 1.75
  • Item Package Width: 4.75
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.75 x 4.75 x 7.75 inches; 3.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16448
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Tetra 16448 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended!"

I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. When I feed my fish I drop some in as is and crumple up the rest. My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it.

Overall Score
4.6


(7538 Points)

9. 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)

10. Laguna All Season Goldfish & Koi Floating Food

User Ratings: 81 1

Laguna PT75 First Impressions

"A little goes a long way."

We've tried most of the brands too. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all.

  • Laguna All Season Goldfish & Koi Floating Food
  • Laguna All Seasons Koi & Goldfish Food
  • Balanced Diet for Everyday Feeding During Summer Months
  • Softens Fast for Easy Digestion Will Not Cloud Water
  • Medium Pellet; Great for all Pond Fish
  • Storage Conditions: Keep product in a dry place under 100 °F (38°C)
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 4.26 x 12.98 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT75
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Laguna PT75 Final Thoughts

"Fish seem happy."

I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years! Who would've thought 7 ounces of fish food is so much. Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried.

Overall Score
4.7


(344 Points)

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