Pros: Relatively cheap, gets gobbled up quickly, easy to find
Cons: slight odor
There is a reason that the TetraFin Goldfish Flakes are called "The Primary Meal." They are edible morsels for just about any bread of fish on the market. It is a mixed product, that gives most fish what they need to survive, and helps them to have brighter colors. The colors aren't really necessary for them, but it is really nice to look at us for us humans. The world's best selling fish food, it contains all of the nutrients needed for health, and vitality as well. In addition, its high digestibility and balanced formula means that less ammonia and solid waste is produced, helping to maintain excellent aquarium conditions.
The tetrafin flakes sell from around $2.19 to $2.59 depending on what store you go to for them, but the biggest benefit is that these flakes are sold everywhere. This is a main fish food, and is sold at every grocery store and Wal-Mart type store that has a pet department. That makes it easy to replenish your supply of fish food no matter where you live in the world. It is also easy to spot, because it is a bright orange can. Many people have already come to realize that this is the fish food specifically geared towards the types of fish that they own, and that it helps ensure that their fish will live as long as they possibly can.
As I stated, the container is a bright orange color, with the pictures of two types of fish on it. It is described as being food for goldfish and small koi, and that it is highly nutritious for our water-loving friends. It is marketed as being ideal for ponds, because it is built with ingredients that all fish tend to like. The flakes are built so that initially they float on the surface of the water you place them on, and it makes it easy for the surface fish to get to them. Once they have been in the water or a little while, they gain weight and sink towards the bottom of the tank. This then gives the fish in the center of the tank, and then finally at the bottom of the tank, each a shot at the food when it is delivered.
It is cool that a food exists that can feed all fish, because it saves the trouble of trying to figure out exactly what a certain fish needs immediately upon getting it. This is a stopgap food for fish like bettas as well, if you are running short on worms or other food substances. They say that for best results, it should be fed in conjunction with colorfin two to three times daily. It is also directed that you give only as much as your fish can consume within several minutes. This means that you don't want to feed them a days worth of food at 8am, because sometimes fish just don't know when to stop eating, and they will over-eat what you give them.
The food is of great nutritional value to any fish you give it to. They also ask that if you want more information on this product, and others that you go to their web-site at www.tetra-fish.com. With the 1-ounce (28g) container that I have, it can go about 2 months without having to buy a new supply. To feed the fish, I actually take the flakes between my fingers and break them down even further before placing them in the tank. I like to give them bite-size chunks so that they don't have to chew on a flake and possibly have to fight other fish to retain it. The fish attack the food like its going to get away too, almost as if they think that it is so good that if they don't eat it right away they will be missing out on something.
The Tetra Goldfish food has been around for a while now, and I don't see any reason why it won't be sticking around for quite some time. It is good for the fish to eat, and they love being fed it. This combination is the reason that I highly recommend this to any household fish owner. There is a reason that this product is the top seller, and that is because it is simply the best fish food that you can get at this low price. At less than $3 anywhere you go, you can't go wrong with the Tetra brand of Fish food.
TetraFin goldfish flakes are multi colored nutritional flaked foods that are high in crude protein. It contains a minimum of 42.0% in addition to these:
8.0% crude fat min,
2.0% crude fiber min,
6.5% moisture max,
1.1% phosphorus min.
It also contains fish meal, ground brown rice, feeding oat meal, shrimp meal, fish oil, algae meal, and this list of other ingredients: torula dried yeast, wheat gluten, soybean oil, sorbitol, lecithin, L-ascorbyL-2, polyphosphate, (vitamin C), yellow 5, red 3, and blue 2. and the preservative Ethoxyquin.