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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
Simply the best small pond fish food I've found - regardless of price
By Amazon Customer
Don't know which fish food to buy? I didn't either. So I started buying various brands and noted the way my fish and pond reacted. At first I thought "What do fish know about taste and quality? One food's the same as the next." How wrong I was! My pond is about 200 gallons in which live 13 comets, walkin and shubunkin. The largest fish is an 8" comet. This flake-style food floats, as well as all the other brands I tried. It makes it easy to observe how quickly the fish take the food and whether they spit it out after taking it. In retrospect, of 5 competing products I tried previously, the fish ate all of them but seemed disinterested, taking the offered food only because there was no alternative, not because they were particularly fond of it. Then my daughter recommended that I try TetraFin Flakes. I first bought 7 ounces, fearing that it would be "more of the same". The difference, however, was nothing short of amazing. Suffice it to say that the fish "attack" this food in what can only be described as a "feeding frenzy". After feeding this food for a week, the fish completely ignored or rejected the products they previously ate. Another pleasant outcome was the reduced solid waste produced by the fish when on this food. This seems to be much more within the capability of my "vegetable" filter and, coupled with the apparent lack of any undesirable parasites, makes for a cleaner, healthier pond.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Better than a steak on the 4th of July!
You know, I have always wanted to see a review of fish food, written in a similar manner as human food critics do. "The yellow flakes gently cradled my tongue, while the blue flakes began to invigorate my palate.." You know, some garbage like that. :)
Truth is though, my fish prefer this fish food to many others I've tried.
For a long time, I thought my fish were just light eaters; if I fed them more frequently than once a week, they wouldn't touch any of it! I'd tried various flaked food, bloodworms, brine, and even live baby earthworms. Until this, the earthworms were their favorites.
My little buddies eat so much more frequently now, and have grown into healthy, responsible, law-abiding fish; two of them have their own children, now! *sheds a tear*
Overall, this is a good product for a good price. I am not often without criticism of items that I buy, but I really don't have anything negative to say. I'll definitely keep buying the TetraFin flakes.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful. See all 700 customer reviews...
By L. Grant
I bought a house last year and inherited some fish in a pond. The seller left some food behind and when the fish finally awoke from their winter sleep I gave them some of the food. There were two kinds of food--one flake and one in stick form. They didn't seem to like the stick variety so I tossed it and fed them the flakes. Inevitably I ran out of the flakes and went to purchase the same product. The Petco store was out of that brand. I picked a similar flake food and brought it home and tossed it in the pond. The fish rushed out as they usually did for food but seemed a little taken aback by this new one. I figured "different food--takes a while to adjust". The next day they seemed less interested. By the third day they didn't even bother to come out of their little cave under the waterfall. Point taken. I went to a different Petco and found the right brand and brought it home. They were a little slow trusting me but by the second feeding they were happily rushing out to eat as always. I checked out Amazon to see if it was available here to avoid the "out of stock" problem again. Not only did Amazon have it but for nearly $5 less a container. Win-win! I ordered three canisters to get free shipping and will continue to get the food from Amazon until the fish go to sleep for the winter again. Thanks, Amazon, for having the right brand for my very picky fish and at a good price!