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Anybody feed Ken's fish food?

9 years 6 months ago #24882 by Muske
Replied by Muske on topic Anybody feed Ken's fish food?
 A fish food discussion thread will always have a long shelf life....provided you keep it in a dry cool, dark place, and freeze it after 12 months.   ;)
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9 years 7 months ago #24251 by baldtaxguy
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Went with the floating mini cichlid pellet @ $7 per.  I think you are correct about foods - I tend to try something new each time.  When I complete the circle, I'll probably end up with the cheapest as you have.

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9 years 7 months ago #24239 by mikeg2929

I am a reformed gourmet fish food feeder and I have seen the light. 


Sure...push that Dainichi pellet on me and now I need to go to a gourmet feeder detox center.  I looked around and could not find that pellet anywhere close to reasonable in price.  Now, my Wet Thumb order should be arriving tomorrow. 


Did you get some of the "sinking fish nuggets" - cheap and awesome - a rare find.

What amazes me is that everyone eats it - plecs, fronts, petros, mad fish, etc.  $3 per pound cant be beat.  I think some of us have a different perspective on $ when we use 5 - 10 pounds per month.  That adds up. 

Grinding up foods is great for fry.  I did that for a while til i won a charity aquabid auction - I have pounds of some ground up meal that works great. 

My point has become - we over analyze this stuff.  We wiat til steak is on sale to buy it, yet we spend $10 - $20 per pound for fish food.  If I ever do that again I'll get my head examined.

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9 years 7 months ago #24237 by rm-slover

Sorry for the slight derail....I'm making my own fry food....sort of.

I took adult sized pellets, cichlid sticks of various brands.  Place in a 4 inch pvc cap. grind down to powder using any crude instrument


A cheap coffee grinder turns almost anything into an awesome powder. I have a coffee grinder for this specifically in my fishroom.

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9 years 7 months ago - 9 years 7 months ago #24235 by baldtaxguy
Replied by baldtaxguy on topic Anybody feed Ken's fish food?
Sorry for the slight derail....I'm making my own fry food....sort of.

I took adult sized pellets, cichlid sticks of various brands.  Place in a 4 inch pvc cap. grind down to powder using any crude instrument - I'm using a 1 inch pvc 90 degree elbow, thumb in one end and index finger in the other.  Little elbow grease and you have BaldTaxGuy Fry Chow.  9 out of 10 fry love it...and the tenth one is accidently siphoned out during a water change!!

By the way, I must say, this is a very impressive thread resurrection by Whitedevil - almost 2 years between posts.  A fish food discussion thread will always have a long shelf life....provided you keep it in a dry cool, dark place, and freeze it after 12 months.   ;)
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9 years 7 months ago #24234 by baldtaxguy
Replied by baldtaxguy on topic Anybody feed Ken's fish food?

I am a reformed gourmet fish food feeder and I have seen the light. 


Sure...push that Dainichi pellet on me and now I need to go to a gourmet feeder detox center.  I looked around and could not find that pellet anywhere close to reasonable in price.  Now, my Wet Thumb order should be arriving tomorrow. 

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9 years 7 months ago #24232 by Zinfin
Another vote here for Captain Bob's.  Affordable and well accepted by all the fish in my house.  Instead of buying food from out of state and paying shipping, I prefer to purchase locally from a vendor that supports the GCCA at every swap and makes a lot of the food himself.

But that's just me.   ;D

I use Captain Bob's Sink or Swim fish foods. Been using it for years.

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9 years 7 months ago #24231 by dragonkeeper

I use Captain Bob's Sink or Swim fish foods. Been using it for years.


Shamelss self promotion?????


Your point is?

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9 years 7 months ago #24220 by wilpir
Mikes dead on..I use to feed NLS and the like , got way to expensive, then I found "Florida Guppies Plus Fish Food"..Lot's of differant pellet sizes and kinds, also flake..pellets start at $3 lb. fish love it, are healthy and breeding..money I save on food I can buy more fish or tanks(Dang Kegger)..just my 3 cents..  :D :D

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9 years 7 months ago #24218 by mikeg2929
Most foods will do fine for your fish.  Paying anything over $3 - $4 per pound is just silly.  I started using a pellet from wet thumb aquatics - 10 pounds cost about $30 and I feed it to plecos, frontosa, tropheus, petrochromis, and fish from madagascar.  Everyone of those fish is supposed to have a "special" need that makes them hard to feed.  BS. 

No reason to feed fish $10 per pound flake or pellet food.  Been there and done that.  Just one man's opinion, but I have been doing it for almost 35 years and FINALLY I realized that all foods, regardless of what the sellers want you to believe, are essentially god enough.  That being the case, you might as well save a little $ and go cheap.

I am a reformed gourmet fish food feeder and I have seen the light. 

With regards to Ken's food, and also to many other resellers -

Most of this stuff is just repackaged HBH or Ginger food.  Nothing wrong with it - but nothing special.  I doubt the wet thumb food is a proprietary mix.  Just a good quality pellet without all the hype. 

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