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Hello everyone,

 

I'm trying to move back to frozen food. All my fish stopped eating frozen food after I introduced them to flake food (I ran out of frozen food I had, and didn't have money to muy frozen that time).

So I'm looking for flats, something good and cheap at the same time.

What do you guys recommend?

 

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LRS is excellent. It's not super cheap- but honestly- fat, happily eating fish are healthy fish. My fish love LRS.

Other than that- and on the cheap spectrum Hikari Angelfish food blend is okay. It's definitely inexpensive and my fish gulp it down.

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Long term, making your own frozen food and freezing large batches of it is rather efficient. But I would say easy to use and not too expensive are the Hikari flats I mentioned. There are certainly comparable brands with varying qualities so maybe just do a little research on what goes into certain "blends". If you don't have too many fish/tanks many people will tell you to simply bite the bullet and grab a  reasonably priced higher quality frozen food mixture that accommodates the majority of tank inhabitants. I personally have a number of fish so I purchase several types of individual frozen food packs and mix them accordingly such as krill, mysis, spiralina enriched brine shrimp, "plankton", and blood worms. I also like using a good pelleted food to give them in between frozen foods. Variety is a good thing hence the popularity of the reputable frozen blends.

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Jason @OIAB makes his own special blend of frozen fish food, just $10. Hopefully that's cheap enough for you. It most certainly is for me and my fish are fat and happy, as well!
HTH

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How do you make your own food? What all goes in? Where do you get all the stuff from? :)


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I'm a huge fan of Rod's.  There's a fish-only flat that is pretty cheap.  The full reef packs are about ~$20-25 each but I've had excellent luck using it.  I feed formula 1/2 pellets mixed up daily and Rod's 2x/week.  Aside from the recent ich adventure, my fish have always been really fat and happy!

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I have noticed over the Years Fish aren't to picky and don't seem to mind when you feed them no variety. I personally like Mysis Shrimp Hikari is cheap, and Rod's Food. Rod's has a bunch of different things in it, so I usually cut a small piece off and toss it in the glass to thaw with the Mysis shrimp, and a couple times a week I add Reef Chilli to the mix to ensure the corals are getting fed as well. It also depends on how many fish you have and how often you feed.

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I only have 5 fish as of now. 2 clowns, a melanarus wrasse, foxface, and a bangai cardinal. And I usually feed once a day, sometimes once every 2 days

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11 hours ago, badxgillen said:

Long term, making your own frozen food and freezing large batches of it is rather efficient. But I would say easy to use and not too expensive are the Hikari flats I mentioned. There are certainly comparable brands with varying qualities so maybe just do a little research on what goes into certain "blends". If you don't have too many fish/tanks many people will tell you to simply bite the bullet and grab a  reasonably priced higher quality frozen food mixture that accommodates the majority of tank inhabitants. I personally have a number of fish so I purchase several types of individual frozen food packs and mix them accordingly such as krill, mysis, spiralina enriched brine shrimp, "plankton", and blood worms. I also like using a good pelleted food to give them in between frozen foods. Variety is a good thing hence the popularity of the reputable frozen blends.

Yes, what Robert said!

Hikari flat packs, ocean plankton.  

Does not seem to contribute at all to algae growth.  I have had cyano and algae blooms with other foods.  I supplement this with Nori sheets.  

I learned this from several of the greats including @stylaster and @Arsonmfg

Fish are healthy, tank is clean, makes me happy.

Just one opinion of course :) 

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