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. 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
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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)

3. Kaytee Koi Fish Food

User Ratings: 78 3

Kaytee 100033590 First Impressions

"Nice blend."

Then, fill a separate smaller container for daily use. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. I have been using this stuff for a couple of years without a problem. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now. The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide!

  • Kaytee Koi Fish Food
  • Floating food
  • Provides necessary animal and vegetable proteins
  • Great for koi, goldfish and other pond fish
  • Floating Food
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.25 x 19 inches; 10 Pounds
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Kaytee 100033590 Final Thoughts

"I feed em all bout 1."

I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product. I STRONGLY recommend you to open the bag IN ONE CORNER with scissors. This food seems to do better for the outside fish. If you have picky fish, the texture and flavor might be a little challenging.

Overall Score
4.6


(2768 Points)

4. Hai Feng Fast Color Fish Food Floating Pallets

User Ratings: 70 2

Hai Feng First Impressions

"Surprise, surprise."

It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs. They are loving more this product more than flakes. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more.

  • Hai Feng Fast Color Fish Food Floating Pallets
  • Best fish food pellets for Blood Parrot Cichlids, Flowerhorns
  • enhance the color quickly
  • Vitamins A,C,E, enzymes and other important elements are added
  • Net weight 900g (1.98lbs)
  • Made In Taiwan No hormones
  • Manufacture: Hai Feng
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.6 x 4.8 inches; 2.4 Pounds
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Hai Feng Final Thoughts

"Nice in water holds nice."

Meaning it's overfilled for the better! I can only get little one in local stores for alot more money. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. Our giant plecos absolutely love this stuff! That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish.

Overall Score
4.5


(57 Points)

5. Hikari Sinking Goldfish Excel Fish Food

User Ratings: 74

Hikari 69649 First Impressions

"Do your homework."

The fishes are are healthy, happy and colorful. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. To put it in perspective, its about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide! Overall, this is a good product for a good price. If you have a lot of fish, it works well.

  • Hikari Sinking Goldfish Excel Fish Food
  • Developed to bring out the true colors goldfish are known for
  • Sinking wafer can help reduce the chances of bloat or swim bladder issues
  • Carefully selected ingredients offer rapid growth and desirable form
  • Vitamins and minerals support immune system health
  • Offers superior and safe color enhancement through the use of highly digestible spirulina algae
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 4 inches; 4 Ounces
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Hikari 69649 Final Thoughts

"The fish like them fine."

There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish! I've been buying TetraMin fish food as long as I can remember. My larger fish eat it just as readily as the smaller fish. Doesn't cloudy my tank up, extra dissolves without any problems. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish.

Overall Score
4.6


(150 Points)

6. Aquatic Foods Inc. S&B Blackworm & Beef Heart Mix Bit/Sticks, for Discus, Cichlids, Carnivores and M...

User Ratings: 52 12

Aquatic Foods Inc. AF-BBHMB-050 First Impressions

"But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. I mix Tetra crisps with freeze dried Tetra blood worms. They just clean it up when I sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls. They float well, so he can play more. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily.

  • Aquatic Foods Inc. S&B Blackworm & Beef Heart Mix Bit/Sticks, for Discus, Cichlids, Carnivores and More
  • 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
  • All Aquatic Foods SINKING Bits & Sticks are extruded from our AF Flakes, they are APX. 1/8" x 3/16" to 3/8" in size. Sizes are not exact.
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Foods Inc.
  • Item Weight: 8 Ounces
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Aquatic Foods Inc. AF-BBHMB-050 Final Thoughts

"Not with this stuff."

It is well worth the money especially for the size. Meaning it's overfilled for the better! Much better price than at the big box pet store. Overall a great deal, for great fish food. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. The Goldfish Flake is their favorite snack in the morning and evening. It feeds my pond and two tanks, happy fish!

Overall Score
3.9


(77 Points)

7. Aquascape Premium Staple Fish Food Pellets for Small to Medium Pond Fish, Medium Pellet, 2.2 Pounds ...

User Ratings: 84 3

Aquascape 98868 First Impressions

"He can't wait to eat."

I like how the packaging can be resealed. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. My Oscar is almost 4 years old and loves it. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2.

  • Aquascape Premium Staple Fish Food Pellets for Small to Medium Pond Fish, Medium Pellet, 2.2 Pounds | 98868
  • Medium-sized fish food pellets formulated for everyday use; 2.2-pound package
  • Probiotics aid in digestion and reduction of fish waste
  • Contains stabilized multivitamin, high-quality protein
  • Will not break apart and cloud water; keeps pond water clean and clear
  • Ideal for small to medium fish (1 to 10 inches), including koi and goldfish
  • Manufacture: Aquascape, Inc
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 4.5 x 13 inches
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Aquascape 98868 Final Thoughts

"Excellent product."

They just clean it up when I sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. For whatever reason, my fish have never been much attracted to pellet food. 06 oz size, which is very economical, and then transfer them to my smaller 2. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites.

Overall Score
4.7


(66 Points)

8. Piscine Energetics PE Mysis Pellets

User Ratings: 81 3

Piscine Energetics 30242 First Impressions

"Good stuff."

I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. I tightly close the bag with a plastic cord. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. They absolutely love them, voraciously assaulting the flakes at feeding time. However, I did have one small issue my package was delivered to my neighbor. The waste is extremely minimal to nothing. I regularly purchase this and am very happy with the product.

  • Piscine Energetics PE Mysis Pellets
  • Made with fresh Canadian PE Mysis as a lead ingredient.
  • A nutritionally complete fish food designed to enhance coloration.
  • An extremely palatable, digestible fish food that induces an energetic feeding response.
  • With PE¨ MYSIS as the leading ingredient, PE¨PELLETS have an ideal fatty acid profile and healthy amounts of digested phytoplankton for aquarium fish.
  • Manufacture: Piscine Energetics
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Piscine Energetics 30242 Final Thoughts

"Hey, variety in the diet."

I accidentally purchased this thinking it was flake food. This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months. I bought a house last year and inherited some fish in a pond. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. Nice that some float and other sink so all the fish have a chance to feed. They keep having babies so they must be happy lol. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me.

Overall Score
4.6


(96 Points)

9. Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2179-AA Community Crave Fish Food

User Ratings: 49 7

Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2179-AA First Impressions

"I like this product."

Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. They are loving more this product more than flakes. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. I can easily crumple it small or to any size for the little mouths. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all.

  • Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2179-AA Community Crave Fish Food
  • For finiky eaters Spirulina and Krill flakes slowly sinks to the bottom
  • Slow Sinking
  • No Preservatives, No Hormones
  • Manufacture: Xtreme Aquatic Foods
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2.25 x 2.75 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2179-AA Final Thoughts

"Which we all have done."

I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. They absolutely love them, voraciously assaulting the flakes at feeding time. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. When I purchased this food, I thought it was the small container. Nope, it is pretty big, which means my community 55-gallon tank has food for years!

Overall Score
3.8


(23 Points)

10. Hikari Tropical Vibra Bites Fish Food

User Ratings: 78 3

Hikari HIKARI HK22206 1.23 oz Vibra Bites Tropi First Impressions

"What a difference!"

Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. The company and brand of Tetra has been my go to for products for years. LoL, So we are all happy at meal time. I have about 11 fishes 6 different types and all fresh water fishes. I can easily crumple it small or to any size for the little mouths. The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy.

  • Hikari Tropical Vibra Bites Fish Food
  • Carefully selected color enhancing ingredients help rapidly bring out the brilliant colors of your fish
  • Uniquely balanced formulation offers nutrition live worms cannot without the parasite or bacteria risks.
  • Inclusion of mealworms make this a delicious offering most tropical fish immediately attack
  • Unique stick that readily moves through the water column like live food
  • Ideal tropical fish who prefer live foods
  • Manufacture: Hikari
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches; 1.23 Ounces
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Hikari HIKARI HK22206 1.23 oz Vibra Bites Tropi Final Thoughts

"Surprise, surprise."

I don't even have to worry about my fish when away on vacation. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. Betta fins make them slow, so they need something a little sturdier sometimes. I found this TetraMin Tropical Flakes item that met all of my needs. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes.

Overall Score
4.6


(839 Points)

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