Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tropical Fish Food

1. TetraMin Plus Tropical Flakes, Cleaner and Clearer Water Formula

User Ratings: 85 1

Tetra 77243 First Impressions

"5 out of 5 stars."

They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. I have a number of freshwater aquariums with a wide variety of fish. I also use subscribe and save for monthly deliveries so this food is a keeper for me. And watch them get dismantled, like a four yr old does with toast. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. It is well worth the money especially for the size. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors.

  • TetraMin Plus Tropical Flakes, Cleaner and Clearer Water Formula
  • TROPICAL FORMULATION: Highly digestible flake blend for use as staple food for all tropical fish.
  • PLUS SHRIMP: With natural shrimp for maximum flavor – a natural attractant for aquarium fish.
  • FOR ALL TROPICAL FISH: ProCare blend helps support your fish’s immune system for optimal health and long life.
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA: Won’t cloud water when used as directed.
  • COLOR ENHANCING: Specialized, high-protein fish flake in a formula that enhances your fish’s naturally brilliant colors.
  • Age Range Description: All Ages
  • Included Components: Tetramin Tropical Flakes Plus
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.63 x 3.63 x 7 inches; 9.7 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77243
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Tetra 77243 Final Thoughts

"It's fish food!"

Also, these seem to grow waterlogged and sink faster than the TetraMin Pro. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes. Best of luck to everyone and stay safe and healthy. Overall, I would recommend this food if someone asked my. I have used this brand and fish food since the day I purchased my fish. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites.

Overall Score
4.8


(6766 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tropical Fish Food

2. Wardley Fish Food and Accessories

User Ratings: 81 2

Hartz 4332401517 First Impressions

"I am not a fish."

My fry grow out quickly with vibrant colours. However when I opened the box one of the containers did not have a lid. My larger fish eat it just as readily as the smaller fish. Give them what they need for life and they will live happily. My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites. This food seems to do better for the outside fish.

  • Wardley Fish Food and Accessories
  • Ideal protein-to-fat ratio to support healthy growth for your tropical fish
  • Includes 6.8 ounces of high-quality protein flakes in a convenient, easy-to-store jar
  • Fortified with a stabilized form of vitamin C that promotes a healthy immune system in fish
  • Contains no added dyes that can harm fish or cloud water
  • Scientifically developed
  • Formulated with fish meal, a highly digestible protein source
  • Manufacture: Wardley Products
  • Product Dimensions: 17.25 x 8.88 x 7.75 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hartz 4332401517
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Hartz 4332401517 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended!"

The flakes are easy to break up in your fingers for small little mouths if needed. My neon tetras, mollies, platys, and tiger barbs love this stuff and they devour it. My 20+ female and male bettas prefer these crisps to other foods. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. The container looks like the one I'd just finished so I bought it. The flakes are consistently mostly big, so it's not a big bucket of duff at all.

Overall Score
4.7


(5451 Points)

3. TetraMin Nutritionally Balanced Tropical Flake Food for Tropical Fish

User Ratings: 86 1

Tetra 77104 First Impressions

"They eat it up!"

The fish have grown beautifully, rich in color and very healthy. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. If you have a lot of fish, it works well. I tried a different brand for a week, and then bought a new bottle of this food. Quick delivery in this time of the Pandemic. Some feed at the surface and some feed toward the bottom of the tanks. The waste is extremely minimal to nothing.

  • TetraMin Nutritionally Balanced Tropical Flake Food for Tropical Fish
  • TROPICAL FORMULATION Highly digestible ingredients for use as staple food for your top- and mid-feeding tropical fish
  • COMPLETE DIET Nutritionally balanced for optimal health
  • ACTIVE LIFE FORMULA With added antioxidants for healthy cells select proteins for growth and prebiotics for digestion
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA Won’t cloud water when used as directed
  • LESS WASTE Feed two to three times daily only as much as your fish can consume within three minutes
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.76 x 4.72 inches; 2.19 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77104
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Tetra 77104 Final Thoughts

"Great deal."

I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. I've had backyard goldfish ponds over the last 30 years at three different homes. You can't go wrong with Tetra food products. The next day they seemed less interested. I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. Fish color and health are all good. I have been feeding him every day for 1 week now and he loves to swim and play now.

Overall Score
4.8


(5236 Points)

4. 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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Tropical Fish Food

5. API Fish Food PELLETS, Formulated to Help Fish More readily use nutrients which Means Less Waste and...

User Ratings: 80 2

API 823B First Impressions

"Works very good."

I looked carefully inside the small shipping box but did not find the missing lid. Much better price than at the big box pet store. It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. Meaning it's overfilled for the better! It's super fresh, and the tight seal on the lid makes its longevity stretch. They float well, so he can play more. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes.

  • API Fish Food PELLETS, Formulated to Help Fish More readily use nutrients which Means Less Waste and Clean, Clear Water, Feed up to Twice a Day as Much as They'll eat in 5 Minutes
  • Contains one (1) API TROPICAL PELLETS Sinking Pellets Fish Food 4.2-Ounce Container
  • Contains key nutrients for a complete and balance diet for all tropical community fish
  • Includes high-quality proteins, such as squid and shrimp, for optimal fish growth
  • Formulated to help fish more readily use nutrients which means less waste and clean, clear water
  • Feed twice a day to meet the requirements of tropical community fish
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.75 inches; 2.67 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 823B
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API 823B Final Thoughts

"They love it tho."

It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface. My son in law feeds this exclusively and he said his fish love it as well. I bought the 7oz container which is a lot of fish food. Its a myth that petstore gold fish die after the first weekend. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried.

Overall Score
4.7


(3470 Points)

6. Tetra TetraPRO Tropical Color Crisps With Biotin for Fishes

User Ratings: 83 2

Tetra 77080 First Impressions

"They eat it up!"

As an avid aquarium enthusiast I use a lot of fish food. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. It also seems to create less waste than other brands, which keeps my tank cleaner. Overall a great deal, for great fish food. I have been using this product for decades, and it is loved by all my fish. It keeps the fish healthy and colorful. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand.

  • Tetra TetraPRO Tropical Color Crisps With Biotin for Fishes
  • TROPICAL FORMULATION: TetraPro Tropical Color Crisps provide advanced nutrition for the discerning tropical fish-keeper.
  • OPTIMAL HEALTH: Made with exclusive low-heat process that preserves essential vitamins and nutrients – enhanced with biotin to support fish’s immune system.
  • COLOR ENHANCING: High content of natural color enhancers promote the development of rich, beautiful coloration in tropical fish.
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA: Easy-to-digest formula helps fish metabolize food more efficiently, reducing waste in the aquarium.
  • FLOATING FOOD: Fish have longer to eat, so more food gets eaten and the water stays clear.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.63 x 3.63 x 7 inches; 9.34 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77080
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Tetra 77080 Final Thoughts

"Fish love it."

The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat. LoL, So we are all happy at meal time. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. In particular, they attack the red-colored flakes. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in.

Overall Score
4.7


(2549 Points)

7. TetraColor PLUS Tropical Flakes with Color Enhancing

User Ratings: 87 1

Tetra 77251 First Impressions

"You should buy this."

I work long hours and don't always have time to feed my fish on a regular schedule. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster. This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months. Don't pinch the flakes with your hand. I bought a house last year and inherited some fish in a pond. They are loving more this product more than flakes.

  • TetraColor PLUS Tropical Flakes with Color Enhancing
  • TROPICAL FORMULATION: Highly digestible flake formula for use as staple food for all tropical fish.
  • PLUS COLOR ENHANCEMENT: Rich in carotene and other ingredients to bring out natural pink to orange-red coloration.
  • HIGH-PROTEIN FORMULA: Specialized fish meal makes this Tetra brand’s most digestible flake food ever.
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA: Fewer uneaten particles and reduced fish waste mean cleaner, clearer water.
  • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED DIET: Feed 2 to 3 times daily, only as much as your fish can consume in several minutes.
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.63 x 3.63 x 7 inches; 9.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77251
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Tetra 77251 Final Thoughts

"Hey, variety in the diet."

Our fish tell us every morning in sign language how much they like your flakes. I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. The flakes absorb the moisture in the air, cake up, and clog the feeder. They anxiously wait with signs waiting for it always. The fish are always happy to eat it and they develop beautiful colors. Other than that it is a great product and I will continue to buy it for my fish. I can't use it in tanks where the majority of the fish feed at the surface.

Overall Score
4.8


(2350 Points)

8. Tetra BettaMin Select-A-Food 1.34 Ounces, Fish Flakes, Variety Pack

User Ratings: 78 2

Tetra 77087 First Impressions

"They love it tho."

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! I have about 11 fishes 6 different types and all fresh water fishes. I have a sorority of 7 bettas, and they love this food. They wouldn't go into detail about anything more. The flakes inside the bucket come inside a sturdy bag. This is a great addition to any feeding regiment for community and betta tanks.

  • Tetra BettaMin Select-A-Food 1.34 Ounces, Fish Flakes, Variety Pack
  • BETTA FORMULATION: Nutritionally balanced diet is an ideal daily staple food for your Siamese fighting fish (betta splendens) and other top-water feeding tropical fish.
  • 3 FOODS IN 1: Includes Tetra BettaMin Flakes, freeze-dried shrimp and TetraBetta Floating Mini Pellets in one can.
  • FOR DAILY FEEDING: Advanced nutrition for the discerning fish-keeper.
  • COLOR-ENHANCING: Works to enhance your betta’s naturally brilliant colors.
  • EASY-TO-USE DISPENSER: Canister top allows you to dial in the food you want.
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 1
  • Product Dimensions: 1.88 x 1.88 x 3.25 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77087
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Tetra 77087 Final Thoughts

"Will not buy again."

But my Rams tend to be finicky eaters, and they pig out on this stuff. Really happy about this purchase, and it's a very well spoken for brand. This Tetra style food doesn't do either of those things. Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried. Inevitably I ran out of the flakes and went to purchase the same product. This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months. There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form.

Overall Score
4.6


(1944 Points)

9. Fluval Bug Bites Tropical Fish Food, Small Granules for Small to Medium Sized Fish, 1.59 oz.,

User Ratings: 81 2

Fluval A6578 First Impressions

"They seem to like it."

I have tried to transition them to pellets but they love the flakes and ignore them. They work perfectly in the automatic feeder. I have been using TetraMin brand for 20 of those years. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes. I will purchase again in the far future, since I now have over two pounds. I had tried flake food in an automatic feeder which was a total disaster.

  • Fluval Bug Bites Tropical Fish Food, Small Granules for Small to Medium Sized Fish, 1.59 oz.,
  • 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 granule format (1.4-1.6mm) – 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.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.8 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A6578
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Fluval A6578 Final Thoughts

"They eat it up!"

This bucket of flakes allow me to feed these guys for 18 months. Many betta foods are floating orbs that have a diameter too large for bettas. I also keep the pond heater at 73 to 74 degrees all winter. The Petco store was out of that brand. I'm currently feeding Mollies, Platys, Neons, Swordtails and Dwarf gouramis. This container is a great size for the price. Florida green tree frogs, leopard frogs eat it, my southern black toads eat meat.

Overall Score
4.7


(1853 Points)

10. Aqueon Tropical Flakes

User Ratings: 82 2

Aqueon 100106032 First Impressions

"You should buy this."

That way, you don't expose the flakes to humidity or spills. They keep having babies so they must be happy lol. I have been using TetraMin Tropical Flakes to feed guppies for over a dozen years. This is the super value tub and all my water creatures eat every bit I put in. This works well for me for the last decade and saves me money on bulk purchasing. They grew quick on flakes, they love them. The fish seem to not care about the switch either way.

  • Aqueon Tropical Flakes
  • Provides balanced nutrition for daily feeding of tropical fish
  • Formulated with natural ingredients and colors with added vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients for a healthy diet
  • Helps support a healthy immune system and bring out the true colors of your fish
  • Specially formulated so that fish utilize more of what they eat, creating less waste
  • Feed in small amounts that fish will consume in under 2 minutes
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 4 x 3.3 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106032
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106032 Final Thoughts

"They love these flakes."

I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. The next day they seemed less interested. 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. They won't have to work for it like I did. It comes in a large container and I know we will never need fish food again. Beta fish response to this product is less intersted as compared to bug bites.

Overall Score
4.7


(1771 Points)

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