Omega One Shrimp Pellets Fish Food
Loved by all
I feed this to my fish (8 corys, 2 true SAEs, 8 kuhlis, 4 ADFs, and ? MTS) regularly and have had no problems. Sticks are big enough to satisfy big bottom feeders, yet not too big that my kuhlis have problems or my frogs choke. I have not experienced any problems with water quality while using this food and have noticed that the food stays together a little longer that other sinking sticks. This food also has better nutrition than other cheaper, store bought foods I've seen - the first 5 ingredients are actual meat which is what carnivorous catfish/bottom feeders should be eating, not wheat flour like most other cheap foods use as a main ingredient.
September 9, 2013
Discolors Water Leaves Haze
I bought this product based on the normal high quality stuff Omega turns out thinking it would be right on par. I have a 12" sailfin pleco, a 10" and counting shovel nose catfish, along with two 3" baby oscars in a 125 gallon tank running two 150+ gallon rated canister filters. The water was always clear and clean until about 5 days ago, this puzzled me at first, but I noticed it was worse in the mornings and gradualy cleared up throughout the day. The cats are active during the day but will only eat once the tank lights are off and it's dimly lit from the room lighting. Once the lights kick off I feed them algae wafers, shrimp pellets, and cichlid pellets about 30 min later. One night I stayed up and waited about 2 hours then checked the tank to find it was a nearly opaque milky red color, about the same as the shrimp pellets. I stopped the shrimp pellets and haven't used them since, after changing about half the filter carbon it was clear in a few hour. I fed about 3 big tbsp of shrimp pellets a night along with the other foods and was even limiting their diet to that so they would't become bloated from too much dried foods, they were willing to eat more. The pellets were soggy but had not turned to mush before they were all eaten, except for about 2-3 pellets which the oscars picked up a little later. Overall, this product made the water look gross, it was by far nastier then anything I had ever come close to seeing in any of my tanks.
July 10, 2013
Cory Cats are Loving it!!!
This is great food for Cory Cats or other Cat fish. The size is just right. They don't stay on the top of the substrate, but they don't sink in the substrate. They go right between the top layer of gravel so that way the other fish can't find them as well, but the Cory Cats can. I will def buy this again.
August 10, 2012
I did ask a salesclerk whether these were good for AFD (African Dwarf Frogs) and was told that they were. I honestly have no idea about that, as my AFD never touched them and they seemed, upon opening, to be far too large for it to attempt eating anyway.
They, however, seem to be LOVED by my Panda Corydora. It takes him a while to find them sometimes, but when he does he will gobble away at them endlessly.
I have found that my platy as well as my betta (who is usually very picky about what he eats) will also munch on them. Unfortunately my betta seems to like them a bit too much and gorged himself on the ones left for the cory until he got bloated so it would be best to moniter exactly who is eating what if you decide to feed them to a community tank.
All in all, I'd say judging on how my fish tear into them I'd say they're a fairly good product for any bottom dwellers.
On the downside, however, once they've sat or been nibbled at for awhile they have a tendency to break apart into a fine powder that, in the nature of sinking pelets, falls down and settles beneath the gravel where the fish can't get at and it becomes a very unappealing mess. So either feed on some kind of solid surface, or have a gravel vaccum handy.
Also, every now and then you will encounter one that doesn't sink. Why? Hard to say. Fish seem to be less interested in them when they don't, for whatever reason-- even if the food the fish normally eats DOESN'T sink. This doesn't happen *too* often, but it's good to make sure the pellet sinks since it is fairly useless to bottom feeders if it's floating.
May 20, 2010