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    Default Flake food recommendatons

    Just curious........thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    I used to feed hans cobalt flake but have found Als foods to be more to my liking. FDBW cubes, discus gold, FDBW pellets and now discus chow
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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    When I was using a lot of flake, I used Kens Fish and Angels Plus.

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam S View Post
    When I was using a lot of flake, I used Kens Fish and Angels Plus.
    Ryan and Adam, thx for the replies.
    Adam, you imply you donít use flake any more....is there a reason? Also, did you ever use beef heart flakes from Kens Fish? Pros and cons over the frozen beef heart cubes? Thx in advance.

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    Most of my fish want their food on the bottom, so I feed mainly Repashy, with some frozen and pellet/stick food now. I haven't had discus in a while now, but I didn't use flake with them. Mostly FDBW with some frozen foods and beefheart mix.

    I don't like the beefheart flake from Kens. Not sure if all of them are like this, but it clumped together and eventually crumbled into little bits only the swordtails would eat. Never tried the pre-packaged beefheart cubes.

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    I feed the earthworm flake from www.yourfishstuff.com to my non discus fish and have had great results
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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    Discus Hans Flake Food, California Freeze Dried Blackworms, DiscusFORREST AQUAbites Premium Grade Granules and San Francisco Bay Frozen Beefheart cubes.

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    My fish go bannanas for Prime Reef Flakes. My dogs too.

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    What are your opinions on New Life Spectrum and/or Sera fish food?

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    Quote Originally Posted by LJSmith View Post
    My fish go bannanas for Prime Reef Flakes. My dogs too.
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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    Quote Originally Posted by Ggz123 View Post
    Ryan and Adam, thx for the replies.
    Adam, you imply you don’t use flake any more....is there a reason? Also, did you ever use beef heart flakes from Kens Fish? Pros and cons over the frozen beef heart cubes? Thx in advance.
    I think one important question is size of your fish.

    I stopped feeding frozen BH at some point and stuck with other foods. Tank stayed much cleaner and there are plenty of nutritious foods out there that are not as messy. I did feed kens BH flake for a bit. I don't feed any flake anymore. Just don't feel it's necessary if you are feeding fdbw and quality pellets
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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    The manufacturers may not like this, but I'm not sure that there's much difference between brands of flake foods. Some of them have specific additives, e.g. medication, coloring agents, but the macro nutrient composition is likely similar.

    One real difference between different batches of flake food is the age. Vitamins added to flake food will break down over time. If you buy flake food in bulk, I recommend keeping a small batch out and freezing the rest. That's what I do. I'm most happy when I get batches with gigantic flakes, because that's probably not old stock.

    I put flake food in my tanks for all the dithers, such as German rams or tetras. Over time, I find that discus, and even altum angels, will start to eat them. My primary food is still frozen beefheart. In my experience, nothing put on size like beef. I don't have the "messy" problem other people have reported. My beefheart stays in one chunk pretty much until it's completely consumed.

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    I've used them to feed adults and fry. 52% protein

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    Omega One - nothing compares

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    Default Re: Flake food recommendatons

    Al's stuff is good. i like Ken's Fish Products too.

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