I used to be one of those who believed in only frozen foods as I felt that it more naturally mimicked fishes diet in nature. However, if you look at the protein content of most frozen foods, it will only be 4-6% protein and will usually have far less than 1% of fiber and fat. A high quality pellet fish food or flake food will have 8-10 times the nutritional content of frozen foods. Moreover, they are usually enriched with a variety of protein sources both plant and animal as well as vitamins and other nutrients vital for a wide variety fishes health. The higher nutrient density results in less waste in the aquarium and healthier fish. A little frozen food to supplement the diet is a good idea but a high quality pellet fish food or flake should also definitely be a source of food in most fish tanks.
If you have really large predatory fish such as large puffers, store bought shrimp, feeder fish, and snails will often be necessary to supplement their diet.
A couple of different types of food is recommended for any tank. We list here food good for freshwater and saltwater aquariums as well as specialty foods for finicky fish, goldfish, cichlids, algae sheets and more! We also have a food timer listed that can be used with your favorite pellet or flake food.
Ocean Nutrition Pellet Fish Food
This is one of our favorite pellet fish foods for primarily carnivorous fish due to it’s nutrient density and good mix of proteins, vitamins, and spirulina. It’s actually great for freshwater or saltwater fish.
These are the Small Pellets good for the majority of small to mid sized fish in most tanks.
Nutrients- As Is: Protein: 41.1% min., Fat: 9.0% min., Fiber: 2.4% max., Ash: 10.5% max., Moisture: 14.5% max.
This is one of our favorite pellet fish food for primarily carnivorous due to it’s good mix of proteins, vitamins, and spirulina. It’s actually great for freshwater or saltwater fish. These are the Medium Pellets good for most mid sized fish.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Nutrients- As Is: Protein: 41.1% min., Fat: 9.0% min., Fiber: 2.4% max., Ash: 10.5% max., Moisture: 14.5% max.
Formula Two is green and is a fantastic pellet fish food for fish who are more omnivorous like Tangs, Angels, and even most freshwater fish. If most of your fish are considered omnivores or you have tangs and similar fish that need more algae then this is a perfect choice. We use this formula in our freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
Nutrients- As Is: Protein: 38.1% min., Fat: 9.7% min., Fiber: 2.8% max., Ash: 10.5% max., Moisture: 14.5% max.
New Life Pellet Fish Food
New Life is another manufacturer of great pellet fish food for both fresh and saltwater fish. The Finicky fish formula includes higher concentration of attractants (mollusk, fish oil) to make the food scented and entice fish to eat. In addition, New Life Spectrum increased their already high-density nutrition formula with additional nutrients on the assumption that finicky fish often eat less and therefore will need to be sustained on less food.
New Life Marine Fish Formula
Sinking pellet fish food 125g. Hormone-Free Color Enhancing Formula. 1mm Sinking PelletSaltwaterHigh-quality, easily digestible krill and Herring protein. Balanced daily diet for all saltwater fish.
Enhances the full spectrum of your fish’s color.
New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula, Sinking Pellet Fish Food 120g
Hormone-Free Color Enhancing Formula. Freshwater/SaltwaterHigh-quality, easily digestible krill and fish meal protein. Balanced daily diet for all fresh and marine fish. Boosts immune system to repel parasites. Enhances the full spectrum of your fish`s color -.5mm sinking pellets
New Life Spectrum Large Fish Formula, Sinking Pellet Fish Food 125g. Great for larger fish and cichlids!
Hormone-Free Color Enhancing Formula. 3mm Sinking PelletFreshwater/SaltwaterHigh-quality, easily digestible krill and fish meal protein. Balanced daily diet for all fresh and marine fish. Boosts immune system to repel parasites. Enhances the full spectrum of your fish`s color.
Specialty Pellet Fish Food, Flakes, Algae, and Feeding Accessories
This is a pellet fish food specifically marketed for cichlids.
Slow-sinking pellet fish food. Premium natural ingredients.
Will not cloud water. Formulated so that fish utilize more of what they eat, creating less waste.
Re-sealable bag for freshness
Prefer flakes over pellet fish food? Who are we to judge?!? Tetra Cichlid Flakes provide a nutritionally balanced diet for all cichlids. This scientifically developed formula contains Tetra’s ProCare blend that combines select vitamins, nutrients, biotin, and Omega-3 fatty acids to support metabolism, immune system health, energy, and growth. These hearty flakes stay firm and wont’ disintegrate when fish strike them—meaning cleaner and clearer water.
This product is formulated and marketed for goldfish. Whether your’re feeding common goldfish, fancy Orandas or koi, Aqueon Goldfish pellet fish food provide a daily diet to meet their nutritional needs. Aqueon foods were developed with premium ingredients and unique formulas to keep fish healthy and energetic. Aqueon foods contain only natural ingredients and contain no artificial colors. The colors of the foods are attributed to the actual ingredients in the formula, and help to bring out the natural colors in your fish.
Flakes or Pellet Fish Food? Flakes fall slightly slower but can be broken up creating some waste. In our opinion they are equal. TetraFin Goldfish Flakes provide a nutritionally balanced diet perfect for all goldfish. This scientifically developed flake blend includes highly nutritious ingredients plus vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Patented ProCare works to support immune system health for a long and happy life. TetraFin Flakes are highly digestible—meaning less waste and cleaner, clearer water when used as directed.
Algae Wafers were specifically developed for the hard to feed plecostomus and other algae eating bottom feeders.
Hikari was the originator of this diet, now copied by many. Accept no substitutes, request the first and finest, Algae Wafers.
You heard them, accept no substitutes! Konnichiwa, Lol
If you keep Tangs, Angels or other fish that really like grazing seaweed then the next two products are a must have.
Omega One Super Veggie Green Seaweed is made with the finest seaweed available, an excellent veggie treat for omnivores! The re-sealable bag keeps the seaweed fresh and pre-cut pieces are easy to use and eliminate waste. Rich in vitamins & minerals!
If you’ve struggled to figure out a way to keep seaweed in your tank for grazing then you will really appreciate this product. It’s a little pricey but hey, we truly think the ingenuity of the product is worth it!
Gourmet Grazer – Feeding is Now a Snap! Angels, Tangs, Butterflies, Mollies and many other freshwater and marine fish are natural “pickers”. They graze 90% of their day picking at the surfaces of wood, corals and rock. It is important that they are offered plenty of seaweed and algae throughout the day. It’s true! Tangs or Angels without seaweed just aren’t as happy or do as well!
O.S.I Spirulina Flakes are not only an excellent natural color enhancer, but the algae, spirulina, also stimulates your fish’s immune system to attack gram-negative bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria are known to cause a variety of diseases in fish. By using O.S.I Spirulina Flakes, your fish are healthier, heartier and more vibrant. This diet is appropriate for all freshwater and marine species. This food would make a great supplement to other foods.
Some fish such as Gourami’s and even goldfish like their pellet fish food to float. TetraFin Floating Variety Pellets provide bite-sized, balanced nutrition for your fish. This colorful mix of pellets features Tetra’s patented ProCare formula that supports immune system health and long life. A scientifically developed mix of highly nutritious ingredients plus vitamins, minerals, and trace elements provide optimum nutrition. TetraFin Floating Variety Pellets work to enhance the naturally brilliant colors of your fish.
An automatic fish feeder is essential for when you go out of town. Mini shape, space-saving for your aquarium. By adjusting the slider, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation. Maximum 4 feedings per day. The logo “Lo” displayed on the LCD indicates the power is low. Simple operation and installation, manual and automatic. Can be used with pellet fish food or flakes.
Tetra Baby Shrimp is a premium quality, nutritious supplement to Tetra’s primary diets such as TetraMin Flakes. This tasty treat provides variety to your fish’s diet and is made-up of complete shrimp, including the shell, for an excellent source of roughage and digestive support. Tetra Baby Shrimp are ideal for large ornamental fish including Gouramis, Angel Fish, and Goldfish.
Tetra Blood Worms is a premium quality, nutritious supplement to Tetra primary diets such as TetraMin Flakes. This tasty, freeze-dried treat provides extra energy and condition and is perfect for Bettas or other small to medium sized tropical and marine fish. Tetra Blood Worms are specially processed and tested to minimize the presence of undesirable organisms found in live bloodworms.
This sinking pellet fish food formula is ideal for feeding a variety of tropical fish especially bottom feeders such as catfish plecostomus and loaches.
The pellet size is also excellent for feeding larger fish including oscars and other cichlids.
Blend of ingredients including shrimp