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Postby jdt28 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Hi
I am coming to the end of some bulk fish flakes i bought some time ago and I am looking to buy new food for my fish.Does anyone know anything about TETRA PRO COLOUR & Tetra Rubin.........ie are they any good,do they harm the fish in any way,do they really enhance colours?? I am a bit sceptical.
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Re: tetra foods

Postby Carylnz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:44 pm

I doubt you will find any commercially produced fish foods that harm fish.
Colour enhancing foods do work - particularly on orange and red coloured fish.
Tetra have had a good name for many years.
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Re: tetra foods

Postby Neveraliein » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:27 pm

My fish loved Tetra pro colour (have been promising them more when I can find the small size tub again)and yes it seemed to help colour a bit.
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Re: tetra foods

Postby ady » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:22 pm

been doing the same research. at the end of a big bargain bag of top quality flake.

i have been looking at the pro colour stuff myself..looks good.

you can get it loose on ebay at a bargain price, compared too tubs of in shops.

mite get a small bit at first,see how it goes...along with my new flake,when i order it.

you really do save loads buying loose. but make sure it has a long date on it and keep it in a sealed container

i was also considering buying some spirulina flake to add into my flakes..

i also supplement flakes with treats of bloodworm/daphnia....bloodworm pellets for my clownies and catfish pellets for cory's and algae pellets for bristlenose....although the rainbowfish love the algae tabs too,as do the clownies...

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Re: tetra foods

Postby jdt28 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:22 pm

I have bought some loose pro colour from e-bay.It's early days as to whether they improve colouration but the fish all really enjoy it at feeding time
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Re: tetra foods

Postby Carylnz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:15 pm

Please note that fish food rapidly loses nutritional value once a packet is opened to the air. If you buy loose off Ebay or similar, you have no idea where it came from or how old it is. Perhaps someone has access to out of date food they are repackaging and selling.
I might be wrong but I seem to remember reading that you should use an opened container of fish food within 3 months of breaking the seal for maximum nutritional value.
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Re: tetra foods

Postby Carolann » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:59 pm

Pet supermarket £10.75 for 95g no charge for delivery.
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Re: tetra foods

Postby ady » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:29 pm

Just ordered 50 grams of pro colour. Its loose. Date on bucket into next year.
When i get my loose stuff it goes into an airtight tub. I refill a smaller pot
To keep freshness up.

Ordered 200 g of top flake and 225g bloodworm pellets

I got all 3 for £12 for less than a 200 g tub of tetramin.

You are right carylnz about the degredation of food over time, i hopefully negate
That by using air tight tubs..
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