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Algae Wafer Brand??

Discussion in 'FreshWater General Discussion' started by FroggyFox, Feb 11, 2004.

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What do you prefer? (pick a brand and a container type)

  1. Hikari

    11 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Wardley

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  3. Nutrafin

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Other Brand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. In a bag (resealable)

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  6. In a bottle with a screw-tite lid

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  7. Other Container

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. FroggyFox

    FroggyFox Forum Manager
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    Hey all...I finally ran out of Spirulina Algae Wafers a couple weeks ago (I dont go through them very fast haha) but when I went back to Petsmart to find some more, they didn't have my nutrafin kind. All they had were two different kinds and they were both in bags. (Hikari and Wardley I believe)

    SO this is a several part question.

    #1 What type and/or brand do you prefer and why? (are there other types besides the spirulina?)

    #2 Does anyone use a brand that comes in a BAG instead of a little airtight container with a screw on lid? If you do, then does it work?? they looked kind of crumbly to me...

    #3 Which of your fish do you feed the wafers to...and which of your fish actually end up eating them?
     


  2. catfishmike

    catfishmike Superstar Fish

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    i perfer wardleys algae wafers,mainly due to the high veggie content.other wafers have fish meal,and while thats not nessicarly a bad thing,it's just not something i look for in a algae wafer.i store my foor in a can(like shrimp pellet cans,or in old hikari freeze dried food cans,with a silicate o2 absorber,then inside a ziplock bag(overkill huh?)who eats the wafers everyone but the big pleco,my tetras will pick at the wafers,the guppys too,but my ottos most of all
     
  3. FroggyFox

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    Are those wardley ones that originally come in a resealable plastic bag? and you move them to a different container then? Have you had a problem with them crumbling?? or could I have just seen some that had been crushed in shipment or something...
     
  4. phOOey

    phOOey Superstar Fish

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    i use hikari algae wafers in a resealable (sp?) bag for my plec, they always seemed to be fully formed ( not crushed i mean ) and my pleco loves them. Dont really know much about the nutritional value of them, but they work for me :)
     
  5. ashleigh

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    I use HBH, they come in a green container with a screw top lid. The label says they have the highest veggie content on the market, and the first two lines of ingredients are vegetable products, I think they are probably pretty good, but I guess you guys could tell me better than I can tell you, as I am a newbie. :)
     
  6. catfishmike

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    no,i put the wafers,still in the bag into a can or tupperware.the ziplock on the bags always comes lose from one side of the bad and i have no seal.so i just started keeping the wafers in acontainet that will stay fresh.i do have a bit of a crumbling problem,but i think thats due to the size and thickness of the wafer more than anything else.an inherinent flaw i suppose.but the majority is full wafers,more crumbs as i get to the bottom.the hbh wafers are nice,but they do use fish meal if i remember correctly(please correct me if i'm wrong)here they are an occasional item at petsmart so i don't pick them up over the wardley.
     
  7. ashleigh

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    there's no fish meal listed but there is "stabilized fish oil" and D- activated animal sterol, whivh it says is for Vitamin D3. Do you know offhand what sterol is?
     
  8. Leopardess

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    I like the wardley ones the best. Even better than hikaris. I keep them in the bag (both wardley and hikari) as I've never had a problem with them spilling or crumbling or anything....

    My cories, loaches, pictus, frogs occasionally, gouramis, cherry barb and...thats about it, all eat them.
     
  9. Lotus

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    We have Hikari and Top Tin, as well as the Marineland Bio blend tablets. Different fish seem to like different ones of those. I think the Top Fin ones have more meaty taste to them. Only the swordtails seem to like the Bio Blend ones. We got both the Hikari and Bio blend from Big Als, where it's a lot cheaper if you're buying big bags. I haven't found any problems with the resealable bags, the wafers seem to stay pretty crisp and I haven't had any crumbling issues.

    Fish that eat our wafers: cories, plecos, livebearers, loaches.
     
  10. ecotank

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    I told her to quit eating the fish food, but she just doesn't listen :D
     
  11. ashleigh

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    Hey who doesn't snack on algae wafers now and then?
     
  12. FroggyFox

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    :D you guys are nutz! (But thanks for chiming in)


    anyone else?
     
  13. TaffyFish

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    I use Hikari, not really shopped around, feed them at night to my synos and loach because when I occasionally feed them during the lit hours the pellets won't even hit the substrate!
     
  14. wayne

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    Hikari - nothing seems to eat the tetra ones
     
  15. scrubaholics

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    i never feed my pleco any wafers. Do i need to?
     
  16. aspiringangel

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    I use Hikari algae and spirulina tablets. There are ingredient differences, but the fish don't seem partial to one over the other.
    I also have Nutrafin Sinking Meat pellets, but haven't really given them much of a go.

    The plecos and the gourami are the ones who mainly eat the algae wafers, but the danios nibble a little bit too.
     
  17. dana307

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    Wardley's is the one I buy I think. I toss em all into a container to keep fresh, reduce chipping as the come in a bag. They work fine for me, fish never complain. When I have had a pleco, I would feed him wafers. Now I toss one in every 3-4 days and the mollies and clown loaches eat em up. Haven't seen too many fish that will turn em down. Cories and blood parrot chomp on them a bit too.
     
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