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Old 05-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #1 
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Hikari Fancy Guppy Food for betta

I was wondering if my betta would accept these tiny Hikari guppy pellets, and if they would be any good for him. Since the ingredients of Betta Bio-Gold have changed to include wheat flour as the first ingredient on the list, I have been looking for a substitute that floats well, includes garlic, and is small enough to fit his tiny mouth. I am already using Atison's Pro, which he loves. As much as I'd like to try NLS, I've heard that it sinks very quickly, and my betta tends to ignore or spit out anything that goes an inch or two under the surface.

Here is the ingredients list for Hikari Guppy:
Whole Antarctic krill meal, whole herring meal, whole wheat flour,
algae meal, soybean isolate, beta carotene, spirulina, garlic,
vegetable and fruit extract (spinach, broccoli, red pepper, zucchini,
tomato, pea, red and green cabbage, apple, apricot, mango, kiwi,
papaya, peach, pear), vitamin a acetate, d-activated animal sterol
(D3), vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine, DL alphatocophero (E),
riboflavin supplement, folic acid, niacin, biotin, calcium
pantothenate, pyridoxine hydro-chloride, l-ascorby-2-polyphosphate
(stable C), ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, cobalt sulfate, copper
proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, choline chloride.

It appears to have a lot of the good stuff (such as spirulina and garlic), whole krill meal is the first on the list, with a 50% protein minimum guaranteed analysis, too. The soybean isolate looks suspect, though.

Any opinions?
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #2 
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Personally I wouldn't but other people may think differently.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #3 
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I fed that to some of my fry along with several other things. I wouldn't feed just this, but it's a good toss in and time saver over smashing up regular pellets.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the input. My betta is far past fry age, but not a large adult, which is why he has problems even with some of the bigger Hikari Bio-Gold pellets. Maybe I should stick to trying NLS anyway, despite the sinking problem.
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