I had originally purchased these for my pea puffer to get some extra nutrients for her, and while she hasn't eaten any yet, my 20 long community tank loves them! They're slow sinking which gives my ember tetras plenty of time to nibble and carry them off. The betta goes crazy for them, and the
Panda corydoras hop on them as soon as they hit the bottom.
We have a mix of peacock cichlids, filament barbs and tiger barbs. All eat the food readily and it is great size for juvenile cichlids that can't eat the mini pellets well. This stuff is hard to find in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the fish stores in the area said they flat out don't have it or can order it (of course with a steep mark up). I decided to order from Aquarium Coop myself yall have it in stock at a fair price. I know that my money is going to a good organization that takes pride in the service they provide and educating the community on YouTube and in the store front. Aquarium Coop will be my go to for food in the future. Thanks Cory and everyone else that works hard to make Aquarium Coop what it is.
I have one fish in my collection among 5 tanks that LOVES this stuff as an alternative to frozen (defrosted) blood worms, which makes me happy and the fish as well.
That fish is a adolescent African Leopard Leaf Fish or AKA African Spotted Leaf Fish Leopard Ctenopoma Spotted Climbing Perch African Leaf Fish.
THe other fish I have that comes in a 2nd but isn't all that impressed is 2 Angel Fish one 25 cent sized body the other a healthy 1 Silver dollar size body. THey seem more interested
in the standard flake food I use....see end of this post.
THe other fish, neon tetras, guppys , platys, sword fish, Lemon Tetra, bubble body mollies at first demonstrated zero interest in this food and it would end up sinking to bottom unmolested
after a few bites of rejection by these fish.
After a week and a half of introducing small amounts there is some interest by this group but not much.
So for every fish I have I am better off using Tetra flake (the color enhancing stuff) as they all gobble that down, other than that one Leaf fish who refuses anything other
than blood worms frozen, freeze dried.
So I rate this a 3. If you have a problem fish, like my Leaf Fish, it might be worth a shot. Like I said above, if rating this for that one single fish I give it a 5, otherwise
a 3 or lower for all the other fish in my stock.
Oh. P.S. THis food is quite stinky! Yum.
I love it just like all the stuff I’ve bought from the co-op
This fish food has to be the biggest disappointment in foods I have bought to try. The only fish that would actually eat it in my 40 gallon community tank were the guppies. Cories, Gourami, Flying Fox, a Bristlenose and even Amano Shrimp didn't show any interest, just spitting it out and avoiding it. Figure 8 Puffer in his own tank didn't even try to eat it and that was the whole reason was there was some success with other fish keepers getting puffers to eat it.
Hikari products are usually good but I can't recommend this one. After multiple tries with different fish and having no significant success rate in consumption, I would say skip this one.