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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(544 Points)

2. Instant Ocean Sea Salt for Marine Aquariums, Nitrate & Phosphate-Free

User Ratings: 86 2

Instant Ocean SS3-50 First Impressions

"Plenty powerful."

5 gallon Top Fin Enchant Aquarium that I got from PetSmart. I bought this airline tubing to work with my air pump. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. I will purchase this again when needed. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom.

  • Instant Ocean Sea Salt for Marine Aquariums, Nitrate & Phosphate-Free
  • FORMULATED SPECIFICALLY FOR MARINE aquariumS Contains every major minor and trace element delicate marine fish and invertebrates need
  • DISSOLVES FAST Superior solubility – provides a clear ready-to-use solution in minutes
  • IDEAL pH Quickly achieves and maintains ideal pH – free of nitrate and phosphate
  • CONVENIENT No special additives are needed – will not separate during packaging and shipping
  • INSTANT OCEAN SEA SALT The industry standard for quality consistency and value for more than 40 years
  • Instant Ocean
  • Manufacture: Instant Ocean
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 1.97 x 14.57 inches; 15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Instant Ocean SS3-50
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Instant Ocean SS3-50 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE these little fish."

In terms of taking water out, it's great. As dirty as the larger fish are theses cartridges keep mytanls crystal clean. Overall, these are easy to use filters& seem to do a good job. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! I don't have to work a hard as I did before just to clean my tank.

Overall Score
4.8


(3576 Points)

3. API FIN & BODY CURE Freshwater Fish Powder Medication 10-Count Box

User Ratings: 67 5

API 17P First Impressions

"I promise you it fits."

In my opinion there's nothing better. Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! I have done this a several times with great results. I use water from the tank, but you can use treated water. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank. Frequently changing the filter messes with the aquarium nitrogen cycle.

  • API FIN & BODY CURE Freshwater Fish Powder Medication 10-Count Box
  • Contains one (1) API FIN & BODY CURE Freshwater Fish Powder Medication 10-Count Box
  • Treats body slime, eye cloud, fin & tail rot, open red sores, gill disease, and hemorrhagic septicemia
  • Causes slight discoloration of water that can be fixed by adding activated charcoal
  • Use only in freshwater aquariums
  • Use daily for four days when symptoms of bacterial diseases appear
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare
  • Product Dimensions: 4.94 x 0.75 x 5.25 inches; 1.13 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 17P
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

API 17P Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

We use it when we clean& change out water. We use it when we clean& change out water. I'm glad Amazon had these small cartridges. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. We've got 2 in ours even though the package says to only use one. This is the only choice I know of for filters that will fit.

Overall Score
4.4


(884 Points)

4. hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LE...

User Ratings: 79 3

hygger First Impressions

"8 degrees."

I change my filters every 2 weeks with a water change and my fish have lasted years. Easy to use and a great price here at Amazon! I really do need 1 that flows on its own. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. Also some granules of activated carbon will fall out when you rinse them. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well.

  • hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank
  • 【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/14W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 18 inch to 24 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
  • 【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
  • 【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it's very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
  • 【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
  • 【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell,has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
  • The whole light shell is aluminum alloy metal, nice touch feel, fast heat dissipation.
  • Comes with 2 kinds of extendable mounting brackets.
  • External controller has memory function when timer is off in case of power-down.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 inches; 1.39 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"That said."

I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. I have done this a several times with great results. The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank. Great price and will for sure be ordering these again. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. They arrived quickly and as promised. Always needing to wash it out, with only 1 small catfish in the tank right now.

Overall Score
4.6


(4215 Points)

5. TetraCichlid Floating Cichlid Sticks for Medium / Large Cichlids

User Ratings: 80 2

Tetra 16350 First Impressions

"Who knows."

This tool has made maintenance so much more easy and efficient. I like to sit eye level with the tank substrate to see exactly what I am cleaning. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. I had the filters in a few days ordering from Amazon. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry.

  • 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 16350 Final Thoughts

"This jar is big mind you."

Washed with hot water several times to get rid of it. I'm not sure what's going on with this 1. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. Aquarium tubing is scarce where I live during the pandemic. I've been using these filters in my aquarium for years. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water.

Overall Score
4.7


(1177 Points)

6. Penn-Plax QN2 Quick Net for Fish – 2” x 1.75” | Strong and Durable | Safely and Easily Move Fi...

User Ratings: 68 5

Penn-Plax QN2 First Impressions

"5 out of 5 stars."

I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom. 5 gallon Top Fin Enchant Aquarium that I got from PetSmart. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. From their own colon or a hole in the ground.

  • Penn-Plax QN2 Quick Net for Fish – 2” x 1.75” | Strong and Durable | Safely and Easily Move Fish, Blue, One Size
  • STRONG MATERIALS: made of high quality materials, this Quick Net won’t bend or become distorted in any way.
  • DURABLE AND SAFE: made of exclusive Quick Mesh Netting, this fish net provides reliable and safe operation.
  • DIMENSIONS: the net portion of this fish net is 2” x 1.75”.
  • MANY AVAILABLE SIZES: available both smaller and larger, Penn Plax nets are the perfect choice for your Aquarium maintenance needs.
  • SHOP PENN PLAX: Penn Plax has supplies for all your aquatic needs, as well as items for reptiles, birds, small animals, cats, dogs, and more.
  • Age range description: Young Adult
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.38 x 0.25 x 12.25 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax QN2
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax QN2 Final Thoughts

"Mini pumps."

So they fit in my Tetra filter for the fish tank. I can't find them any where's else. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. It's far superior to manually scooping out the water from the fish tank. I haven't tried looking for alternative brands. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move.

Overall Score
4.4


(2388 Points)

7. Tetra TetraPRO Tropical Color Crisps With Biotin for Fishes

User Ratings: 83 2

Tetra 77080 First Impressions

"I promise you it fits."

I recommend these above all other filter cartridges I have ever used. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. Didn't use this for a fishtank or to pump liquids through it. They tend to hang up on the edge of the tank. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that.

  • 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 77080 Final Thoughts

"I love these!"

I change my filters every 2 weeks with a water change and my fish have lasted years. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. Affluent Romans kept their water and wine in silver flasks for the same reason. I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. In my opinion there's nothing better.

Overall Score
4.7


(2549 Points)

8. Aqua-Flo 12" Pond & Aquarium Filter Media, 72" (6 Feet) Long x 1" Thick (Green/White)

User Ratings: 78 2

Aqua Flo 6X72EPG First Impressions

"I totally recommend this."

As dirty as the larger fish are theses cartridges keep mytanls crystal clean. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm. It's been three months and the water has remained clear and my fish healthy. Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. I like API products and this is no different. Make sure you stay on top of replacing your fish every month though!

  • Aqua-Flo 12" Pond & Aquarium Filter Media, 72" (6 Feet) Long x 1" Thick (Green/White)
  • 100% Polyester
  • Made in USA
  • Over 30 years of proven customer satisfaction with our green filter product.
  • No chemicals used in production! Safe for all fresh or saltwater fish, tanks & ponds.
  • Easy to cut with scissors to any size needed.
  • Proudly Made in the USA by an American Company
  • Manufacture: Aqua-Flo Industries
  • Part Number: 6X72EPG
  • Material: Polyester
  • Item Weight: 0.32 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 72 x 12 x 1 inches
  • Size: 12" x 72"
  • Color: Green
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqua Flo 6X72EPG
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqua Flo 6X72EPG Final Thoughts

"I have a 3."

I bought this airline tubing to work with my air pump. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. I use water from the tank, but you can use treated water. Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! This includes check valves on both. He's still cute and my son loves him but I was surprised by the color.

Overall Score
4.6


(2593 Points)

9. Tetra ShrimpWafers Complete Diet for Catfish and Loaches 3 Ounce

User Ratings: 81 2

Tetra 77024 First Impressions

"And works."

Didn't use this for a fishtank or to pump liquids through it. Still, mine came in 1 piece and in working order so I'm satisfied. I can't find them any where's else. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. In terms of taking water out, it's great. Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them. Put in last night and my water is crystal clear.

  • Tetra ShrimpWafers Complete Diet for Catfish and Loaches 3 Ounce
  • Daily diet for Catfish and Loaches with rich Shrimp protein
  • Sinking food ideal for bottom Feeders
  • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED: Formulated with a stabilized vitamin source and guaranteed nutrient percentages to support fish health.
  • Clear water formula
  • SUPPLEMENTAL USE: For other shrimp protein-loving fish, feed every few days, only what your fish can consume within a few hours.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 1.5 x 8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77024
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 77024 Final Thoughts

"I buy the large 7."

He's still cute and my son loves him but I was surprised by the color. 5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner. I change my filters every 2 weeks with a water change and my fish have lasted years. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. So my 12 pack will probably last for quite some time. Be sure to unplug the filter before you do the change. I highly recommend the product and seller without hesitation.

Overall Score
4.7


(1178 Points)

10. Laifoo Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner Washer for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel & Sand

User Ratings: 70 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"This is great fish food."

The one with the fish keeps the tank clean. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. So my 12 pack will probably last for quite some time. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever. I'm not sure what's going on with this 1. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product.

  • Laifoo Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner Washer for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel & Sand
  • FUNCTION --- Easy to control, convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank.
  • 5 Feet HOSE --- Made from clear & elastic plastic. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell.
  • GRAVEL TUBE --- Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. Will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • SIPHON BALL --- All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • WARRANTY --- For 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Laifoo Final Thoughts

"That said."

This includes check valves on both. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! From their own colon or a hole in the ground. The little fish is super cute in my humidifier. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. This tool has made maintenance so much more easy and efficient. Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast.

Overall Score
4.5


(955 Points)

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