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#1 Cicolid

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:04 AM

With so many brands & types of food out there on the market I just wondered what you and your fish prefer.

Which brand of food do you use ? and for which species ?

If we get enough response we could "pin" this thread

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#2 Dazza

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:29 PM

Been feeding my malawi's almost exclusively on NLS Cichlid formula for about 1.5 years, only 2 deaths which were due to being beaten up by other fish.

I have a number of peacocks, dimi comps, electric yellows, venustus, nimbo fusco, rusty cichlids and others (im hopeless with scientific names so i wont write them).

I have been happy with the food, havnt tried anything else as i havnt felt the need to. Brings out good colour and healthy fish smile.gif

#3 Fish Antics

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:40 PM

I use NLS and Sera Flora primarily for all my fish. I also use Frozen foods on occasions. I have a mix of Cichlids and Catfishj from different areas.

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#4 jack

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:29 PM

this is what i feed i dont agree with fish being fed exclusively on one food wink.gif cool.gif wink.gif wink.gif wink.gif


cichlids (all less than 15cms):
hbh veggie flake, veggie wafers
the aquotix pellet, biggrin.gif
hikari biogold, excel, gold,
the aquotix frozen mix, biggrin.gif
i think it is intra feed mysis shrimp

big stuff:
hikari massivore, sink carnivore
hbh cichlid sinkers, veggie wafers
prawns and whitebait, banana, carrot and peas

catfish:
hbh veggie wafers
sera catfish chips, viformo
hikari wafers
pumpkin, zuchinni, cucumber, carrot

cichlid fry:
hbh veggieflake (crushed)
aquotix crushed granule, frozen cichlid mix biggrin.gif
intrafeed cyclops, mysis
veggies

i feed a variety laugh.gif laugh.gif

jack


theres probably more just cant remember them all

#5 dazzabozza

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:35 PM

I've added a poll (looks a bit cumbersome blink.gif ). Hopefully it'll provide some useful info.

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#6 Pieface

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:28 PM

My big community tank gets NLS in a couple of sizes, Hikari algae wafers and zucchini. Occasionally I put in broccoli or try a different brand of algae wafer.

My little community is on NLS 0.5mm almost exclusively because I am lazy.

I have just started a central american tank. These guys are on NLS and Hikari wafer. I'll be picking up hikari cichlid bio-gold for this tank too and I intend to have a crack at the freeze dried Aus black worms.

Never had any luck with Wardley food. All my fish turn their noses up at it.

I don't feed flake but I will most likely have a look at the sera flora as it seems quite highly spoken of.

#7 Pseudomugil

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

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I don't feed flake but I will most likely have a look at the sera flora as it seems quite highly spoken of.



It is only highly spoken of because it comes in a bucket wink.gif thats all!
Have you considered HBH Veggie 8 flake food, it has a much higher Vegetable/spirulina based content than Sera Flora does. Have a look at the ingredients on Sera Flora, I think you will find that fish meal is quite high up on the list of ingredients whereas HBH Veggie flake has a higher content of Veggie vs. fish meal

#8 sydad

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:15 PM

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It is only highly spoken of because it comes in a bucket wink.gif thats all!


I disagree. Long experience has shown me that Sera Flora is an excellent food, even for fishes requiring a primarily vegetarian diet, and that isn't the case with Pieface's fishes.

The main argument against Sera products, is their over-the-top prices.

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#9 Sazabi

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:28 PM

Aye, Sera food aint cheap...

#10 Mr_docfish

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (sydad @ Dec 20 2008, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I disagree. Long experience has shown me that Sera Flora is an excellent food, even for fishes requiring a primarily vegetarian diet, and that isn't the case with Pieface's fishes.

The main argument against Sera products, is their over-the-top prices.

Syd.


From a retail perspective Syd, this is the clincher when I try to convince a Flora user to use HBH Veggie 8... we started putting it in 20L buckets (compared to the 10L ones from Sera) and it sold like hot cakes over the Flora..... a cardboard box just does not cut it when you are spending over $100 for a couple of kilo of flake.... and the prices are going up again as of January.....if it is not the fuel prices, it is the Aussie dollar.... it is back the way it was a couple of years ago, but the prices still are 30% higher than then.... not the LFS fault, just the importers getting greedy....

#11 dazzabozza

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:54 AM

Only 18 people have voted so far. Lets get some more in so we can get more accurate results.

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#12 dazzabozza

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:46 PM

Bumpity bump! Can't believe it's been 10 months already! Vote if you haven't already.

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#13 Flossie

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:30 PM

All of my fish are feed on NLS and sera and occasionaly frosen brine shrimp. ( the hikari one )
And sometimes i feed them oscar bites biggrin.gif even tho i dont own oscars.

i started feeding my fish NLS 3mm anti parasitic or somthing.
in the last 2 days i can see that my fish are more colourfull and they are bigger.

#14 Warby

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:16 AM

I feed Sera Flora to my tropheus, a mixture of NLS Cichlid 1mm, Hikari Cichlid Gold, Sera Staple Flake & Freeze Dried Blackworms to everything else.

#15 Lyntanos

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:18 AM

I like the idea of making this thread a sticky, but perhaps before it happens a mod could filter down the poll to remove the options with low votes to make it easier to read.

#16 dazzabozza

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:52 AM

Already done Lyntanos smile.gif I removed the ones that were equal to 0 in all groups. Will do a further cleanup once some more votes come in.

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#17 Salpon

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:32 PM

The poll doesn't seem to be working anymore. Or just me? It would be good to bring it to people's attention after 12 months of inactivity.

Personally, I feed NLS in a variety of sizes, plus some Hikari Excel mixed in simply because I have it left over. Recently I've been adding a little white crane red enhancer to my display tank but haven't noticed any changes (most of my fish are already fully coloured though). I have a mix of Malawi haps, peacocks & mbuna and all of them love NLS (including fry)!

I am also very curious to know where NLS is manufactured? The man behind it's creation (Pablo Tepoot) has commented on this forum once and was the writter of a great article about fish nutrition (Well, I enjoyed the read anyway) found here > http://www.perthcich...showtopic=12230. I was just wondering whether the eastern states also have NLS, and countries outside of Australia?

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#18 waruna

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

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I am also very curious to know where NLS is manufactured?


Sorry about the late reply. NLS is made in the USA.

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I was just wondering whether the eastern states also have NLS


Yes it is available in most aquarium stores in the east, here is the list:

http://www.tqtf.com.au/retailers.php

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and countries outside of Australia?


Canada
Malaysia
Sweden
Israel
Spain
India
Brazil
Costa Rica
Finland
Mexico
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Thailand
Korea
Philippines
China
Hong Kong
Germany
Kuwait
UAE

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