Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Blue Ribbon Fish Health Supplies

1. Blue Ribbon Pet Products ABLPLY7 Polyester Floss Bag Filter Media for Aquarium, 7-Ounce

User Ratings: 84 1

Blue Ribbon 30790 First Impressions

"Works like a charm."

They tend to hang up on the edge of the tank. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully. I have two goldfish and about 12 khuli loaches in a 20gal tank. It's far superior to manually scooping out the water from the fish tank. Put in last night and my water is crystal clear. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. The little fish is super cute in my humidifier.

  • Blue Ribbon Pet Products ABLPLY7 Polyester Floss Bag Filter Media for Aquarium, 7-Ounce
  • Item Package Height: 1.01
  • Item Package Length: 1.01
  • Item Package Width: 1.01
  • Item Package Weight: 1.01
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Part Number: 30790
  • Item Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Size: Medium
  • Color: Original Version
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blue Ribbon 30790
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Blue Ribbon 30790 Final Thoughts

"This does the job well."

Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. I've been using these filters in my aquarium for years. I have done this a several times with great results. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well. I will purchase this again when needed.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(544 Points)

2. K&H Pet Products Perfect Bucket Heater w/ Cord Clip Gray 5" 80W

User Ratings: 74 9

K&H PET PRODUCTS 100213458 First Impressions

"I have a BioCube 29."

The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank. Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them. It does not last or do its job after that. I really do need 1 that flows on its own. I can't find them any where's else. Be sure to unplug the filter before you do the change. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's.

  • K&H Pet Products Perfect Bucket Heater w/ Cord Clip Gray 5" 80W
  • Safely Maintains open water to -20 Degree
  • Durable Enamel finish is easy to clean
  • Thermostatically controlled, using Only 80 watts
  • Free cord safety clip included
  • This K&H deicer has been tested & certified by MET Labs to exceed USA/CA electrical safety standards
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8.15 x 5.6 x 2.35 inches; 1.11 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&H PET PRODUCTS 100213458
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

K&H PET PRODUCTS 100213458 Final Thoughts

"It's nice looking."

We've got 2 in ours even though the package says to only use one. So my 12 pack will probably last for quite some time. These fish contain silver in a compound that dissolves slowly. I bought this to attach to my Tetra whisper 20. You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(332 Points)

3. AQUANEAT 1 Pack Aquarium Thermometer, Reptile Thermometer, Fish Tank Thermometer, Digital Thermomete...

User Ratings: 70 4

AQUANEAT DT-A045^ First Impressions

"I'd give them 4."

I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. I have done this a several times with great results. So my 12 pack will probably last for quite some time. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. Always needing to wash it out, with only 1 small catfish in the tank right now.

  • AQUANEAT 1 Pack Aquarium Thermometer, Reptile Thermometer, Fish Tank Thermometer, Digital Thermometer, Terrarium Water Temperature Test, with Large LCD Display
  • Wide application: Ideal for use in water or high moisture environment like aquarium terrarium, or vivarium; suitable for different water types such as fresh water, tap water, salty water, marine water and etc.
  • Easy to read: Comes with a large LCD display that is easy to read clearly
  • Easy to setup: Submerge probe with suction cup can easily be set in water (Submerge probe only, do not submerge thermometer in water) ; Press ''PWR'' for 3 seconds to power off
  • Free extra LR44: 2 PCS LR44 button cell for each thermometer (one for operation, one for spare)
  • Wide temperature range: Measure -58°F to +158°F (-50°C to +70°C) with accuracy +/- 1°C
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT DT-A045^
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

AQUANEAT DT-A045^ Final Thoughts

"5 out of 5 stars."

Aquarium tubing is scarce where I live during the pandemic. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank. They arrived quickly and as promised. So my 12 pack will probably last for quite some time. If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. Works great to keep the purification process going in the humidifier.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(519 Points)

4. Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Reef Salt, Formulated Specifically For Reef aquariums

User Ratings: 85 2

Instant Ocean RC1-160P First Impressions

"Thank goodness!"

Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! I even poured in extra to help with the healing. I hope you found this review helpful! If you look inside the box you'll see dust and stray granules. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. I hope you found this review helpful! Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them.

  • Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Reef Salt, Formulated Specifically For Reef aquariums
  • FORMULATED SPECIFICALLY FOR REEF aquariumS: Contains essential ocean reef elements in concentrations greater than those found in natural sea waterEXTRA CALCIUM: Encourages stony coral and coralline algae growth.
  • EXTRA TRACE ELEMENTS: Provides vital nutrients.
  • DETOXIFIES METALS: Neutralizes traces of heavy metals found in tap water.
  • Specially formulated for use in reef aquariums – contains essential ocean reef elements in greater concentrations than natural sea water
  • Contains extra calcium to ensure stony coral and coralline algae growth, extra trace elements to provide vital nutrients and extra vitamins to support vigorous growth and survival of corals, anemones and other invertebrates in a captive environment
  • Neutralizes trace heavy metals often found in tap water
  • Manufacture: Instant Ocean
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 15 inches; 47 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Instant Ocean RC1-160P
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Instant Ocean RC1-160P Final Thoughts

"Strong fish food smell."

Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. This piping and some electrical tape made it quiet again. I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. I hope you found this review helpful! Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(3025 Points)

5. CousDUoBe Artificial Aquatic Plants Small Aquarium Plants Artificial Fish Tank Decorations,Used fo...

User Ratings: 72 2

CousDUoBe First Impressions

"Subtracted from the tank."

I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. I don't have to work a hard as I did before just to clean my tank. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom. Okay, I don't own an aquarium- probably never will. Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them. Also some granules of activated carbon will fall out when you rinse them.

  • CousDUoBe Artificial Aquatic Plants Small Aquarium Plants Artificial Fish Tank Decorations,Used for Household and Office Aquarium Simulation Plastic Hydroponic Plants
  • Ceramic base is more stable, plastic plant odorless, rust-free, does not affect the water quality in the tank.
  • There are 11 different styles, different colors of plants, the height is about 12 to 16 cm.
  • Easy to clean - The smooth surface is also very easy to wipe and keep clean. Please wash it before using!
  • With the water swaying, the simulation plants create a true underwater world for the fish.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee – in order to give you a better customer experience we promises a full refund to any dissatisfied customers.
  • Manufacture: CousDUoBe
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CousDUoBe
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

CousDUoBe Final Thoughts

"I like it."

Put in last night and my water is crystal clear. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. I always deep clean my humidifier every week-week and half regardless. 5 gallon Top Fin Enchant Aquarium that I got from PetSmart. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. Then I can walk away and come and move it to the next pocket or re-position it. In my opinion there's nothing better.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(3287 Points)

6. Top Fin EF-S Element Filter Cartridges (6 Count) for Fish Tank

User Ratings: 88

Top Fin First Impressions

"It's not heavy though."

Overall, these are easy to use filters& seem to do a good job. Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them. This piping and some electrical tape made it quiet again. I like to sit eye level with the tank substrate to see exactly what I am cleaning. I used one gallon of reverse osmosis and the rest tap. I don't have to work a hard as I did before just to clean my tank. The siphon works well and does what it should.

  • Top Fin EF-S Element Filter Cartridges (6 Count) for Fish Tank
  • Manufacture: Top Fin
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Top Fin
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Top Fin Final Thoughts

"A clean needle works too."

I must've measured correctly because it fits great! If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. It's been three months and the water has remained clear and my fish healthy. I checked the pH this morning and it was just slightly acidic at 6. I hope you found this review helpful! I really do need 1 that flows on its own. This tool has made maintenance so much more easy and efficient.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(53 Points)

7. Seachem Safe, 250 g / 8.8 oz

User Ratings: 86 2

Seachem First Impressions

"Contains 2 bottles."

Also some granules of activated carbon will fall out when you rinse them. Put in last night and my water is crystal clear. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. We like to name our new fish every month. Then put hose in your bucket and viola, it will draw water! The auction begins with just a few squeezes even my young nephew could do it. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm.

  • Seachem Safe, 250 g / 8.8 oz
  • The Complete And Concentrated Conditioner For Both Fresh And Salt Water
  • Removes Chlorine Chloramine And Ammonia
  • Converts ammonia into a safe nontoxic form that is readily removed by the tank's bio filter
  • May Be Used During Tank Cycling To Alleviate Ammonia And Nitrite Toxicity; Non Acidic And Will Not Impact Ph. Nor Will It Over Activate Skimmers
  • Safe Is The Dry Version Of Prime And Shares All Of Its Advantages, However Safe Is Even More Concentrated
  • Manufacture: Seachem
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Seachem Final Thoughts

"My beta loves the worms."

Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. Washed with hot water several times to get rid of it. I have done this a several times with great results. I highly recommend the product and seller without hesitation. This piping and some electrical tape made it quiet again. We like to name our new fish every month. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(1378 Points)

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

User Ratings: 80 2

API 841C First Impressions

"That said."

It's been three months and the water has remained clear and my fish healthy. The one with the fish keeps the tank clean. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. I like to sit eye level with the tank substrate to see exactly what I am cleaning. I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. Washed with hot water several times to get rid of it. Great price for filters that are ready to go, with no assembly required.

  • 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 BOTTOM FEEDER PELLETS WITH SHRIMP Fish Food 7.9-Ounce Container
  • Includes optimal protein sources to support healthy fish and ideal growth
  • Contains shrimp pellet, mussel, and seaweed for improved nutrition and great taste
  • Formulated for easy digestion, leading to less toxic ammonia and cleaner, clearer water
  • Feed as much as fish can consume in 30 minutes as bottom feeders have slower feeding habits
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 5.88 inches; 9.92 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 841C
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

API 841C Final Thoughts

"He LOVES them."

Aquarium tubing is scarce where I live during the pandemic. This includes check valves on both. I like API products and this is no different. Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast. Lastly, the hand pump primes very quickly and the water flow is wonderful. I just change them when they get clogged. I wish the length of the section that is in the tank was about a foot longer.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(3470 Points)

9. SUKRAGRAHA Traditional Stick-on Aquarium Thermometers Temperature Strip Degree Fahrenheit Celsius Di...

User Ratings: 65 7

SUKRAGRAHA First Impressions

"Either way!"

I will purchase this again when needed. Then put hose in your bucket and viola, it will draw water! Then I can walk away and come and move it to the next pocket or re-position it. It does not last or do its job after that. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. Its quite hard to push it on to the air pump. Its quite hard to push it on to the air pump.

  • SUKRAGRAHA Traditional Stick-on Aquarium Thermometers Temperature Strip Degree Fahrenheit Celsius Display 10 pc (64~93F Not for Fever)
  • 10 pcs Set
  • Dimensions: 5.12 x 0.71 inch / 13.0 x 1.8 cm
  • Measuring range: 64~93 Degree F (18~34 Degree C)
  • Adhesive by the back, just peel off the tape and attach to outside /surface of aquarium
  • Different temperature with different color
  • Manufacture: SUKRAGRAHA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUKRAGRAHA
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

SUKRAGRAHA Final Thoughts

"Amazon wins again."

It's far superior to manually scooping out the water from the fish tank. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm. The siphon works well and does what it should. Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Overall, these are easy to use filters& seem to do a good job. No idea how well it's cleaning, but they are hella cute.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(1086 Points)

10. Tetra 77063 TetraCichlid Floating Pellets

User Ratings: 76 3

Tetra 77063 First Impressions

"Now we are in December."

If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. I change my filters every 2 weeks with a water change and my fish have lasted years. I will purchase this again when needed. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. Have them on subscribe and save now. This includes check valves on both.

  • Tetra 77063 TetraCichlid Floating Pellets
  • CICHLID FORMULATION Hearty floating pellets for use as a staple food for top- and mid-water-feeding cichlids
  • FLOATING PELLETS Scientifically developed protein-rich cichlid food – natural color enhancer works to bring out the color of your fish
  • FOR DAILY FEEDING Nutritionally balanced diet – maintains vitality and enhances fish’s natural beauty
  • 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
  • age range description: All Stages
  • included components: Tetra TetraCichlid Floating Cichlid Pellets, 6.0-Ounce
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.88 x 2.88 x 5.63 inches; 7.05 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77063
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Tetra 77063 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

Be sure to unplug the filter before you do the change. I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. No idea how well it's cleaning, but they are hella cute. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. Easy to use and a great price here at Amazon! 5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(2074 Points)

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