Pellet Food Discussion

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    TDO Chroma Boost is the pellet I use. Fish love it! Corals also love it and close up around it because it is coated with food for them too.
     
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    Can you post a link for this? Looks like some interesting food.
     
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    I believe they also make the Neptune Systems branded pellets.
     
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    Yes they make one called CD Crossover for Neptune.

     
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    Looked up TDO on BRS because I need to buy more food and there are a lot of options, mostly size from the look of it. But curious which size you are buying.

    I've typically been using the Hikari S for almost all of my fish, A size for the Angel in the FO system
     
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    Been a big fan of TDO because it has high concentration of astaxanthin which brings out the 'reds' in a lot of fish. Multiple different sizes available to suite almost everyones needs. The only negative is that it floats on the surface of the water.

    For the autofeeder, I prefer Ocean Nutrition Formula One Pellets which sink immediately. no chance of it floating and going into the overflow.

    For the tang i feed the Hikari Algae Wafer. Less messier than nori/seaweed. takes a while for the tang to go through the wafer. Sorta like a dog with a bone.
     
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    I switched from Hikari. Can't speak to the tdo but pe was a definite improvement.
     
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    It does float for a bit before it sinks. If you are feeding fish from an auto feeder you will probably need a feed ring of some sort. For corals I turn off pumps and target feed. If you have inverts it is best if you feed the tank first or the inverts will steal the pellets from your corals.
     
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    I do have a feeding ring. But i also have a large Naso tang that knows that food falls into the feeding ring. It eats all floating pellets in the feeding ring and other fish dont get any food. So i prefer to have quick sinking Ocean Nutrition pellets in my autofeeder. There's a powerhead right below it too, it disperses the pellets into the water column. So no pellets into the overflow and Naso doesn't get to hog all food.
     
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    I've used Ocean Nutrition flake and pellets for years. Also use the New Life Spectrum pellets and some Hikari. I have an auto feeder on every tank in my fish room and use strictly pellets in there. It just takes the stress out of it and allows me to feed all day versus one big one. I do feed frozen foods a few times a week manually. I mix the pellets in the auto feeders to give a variety of food for different species.

    I bought some flake with Prazi in it awhile back and use it for quarantine fish. Here are a couple of links to the Peabody's foods for medicating your fish.

    Peabody's Medicated Flakes - Praziquantel https://amzn.to/2VcxA8c
    Peabody's Medicated Flakes - Fenbendazole https://amzn.to/356H0Xt
     
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