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Old 06-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #1 
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Question Does Anybody have time to...?

Okay, I'm the new betta owner around here ;) Tintin the Halfmoon is my buddy.

I am wanting to hear ingredients from peoples' pellets - not just the brand name. I would really like to compare, and I don't exactly have time to take my bottle of fish-food & go to 3 different stores to compare ingredients [stores around here are lousy... only have like 1-2 different kinds of food each...]

Here's what kind of food/ingredients mine has:

"Zoo Med Micro Floating Betta Pellet Food"

Ingredients:
Fish Meal, Wheat Flour, Squid Meal, Soybean Meal, Krill Meal, Fish Oil (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Shrimp Meal, Dehydrated Beets, Lecithin, Garlic Powder, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (scource of stabilized Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Maganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodate, Astaxanthin, Canthaxathin, Propionic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Okay, all done. So to sum it up - Anyone who has the time to bring their bottle of their favorite fish-food & type down the name/ingredients? I would really really really appreciate it.

[I'm sure there's probably an easier way to write down the ingredients like finding the company's website & looking up the product then copying/pasting it.... but I hadda do it the hard way, squint at the tiny bottle & type down all those wack-o words I saw 0.o]

Thanks again! =]
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #2 
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Omega one super color floating tropical fish pellets

INGREDIENTS: Whole Salmon, Halibut, Seafood Mix (Including Krill, Rockfish, & Shrimp), Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fresh Kelp, Astaxanthin, Lecithin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Colors, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative).
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:53 PM   #3 
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I'm gonna do this the easy way. (Lazy Time :3)

"TetraBetta Plus Floating Mini Pellets"

Ingredients:
Wheat Flour, Fish Meal, Wheat Gluten, Potato Protein, Corn Starch, Soybean oil, Corn Gluten, Shrimp Meal, Dried Yeast, Monobasic Calcium Phosphate, Lecithin, Algae Meal, Yeast Extract, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, A-Tocopherol-Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (source of Vitamin B2), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (stabilized Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Palmitate (source of Vitamin A), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K), Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cholecalciferol (source of Vitamin D3), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate and Cobalt Acetate. Color includes: Annatto Extract, Beta-carotene, Red 3 and Canthaxanthin. Ethoxyquin as a preservative.

Not the Best, but my Betta loves them!!!

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #4 
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@teenythebetta: Thank you very much! Hm, if I can find that brand around here (doubt I can though... =\ only stores here are a couple of tiny pet shops and a Walmart [our walmart is remodeling, so I'm sooooo glad that they took out the aquariums & those poor poor betta fish], but if I can, definitely will look into it) I'm assuming your fish love it? =) And also assuming it helps brighten/enlarge their fins?
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:58 PM   #5 
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@teenythebetta: Thank you very much! Hm, if I can find that brand around here (doubt I can though... =\ only stores here are a couple of tiny pet shops and a Walmart [our walmart is remodeling, so I'm sooooo glad that they took out the aquariums & those poor poor betta fish], but if I can, definitely will look into it) I'm assuming your fish love it? =) And also assuming it helps brighten/enlarge their fins?
I bought it @ petsmart but I believe PETco sells it. Walmart doesn't sell high quality food brands :/ (it's the same way with dog & cat food- anything sold @ walmart is low quality and made of corn & wheat) :P

Teeney & pandora love it. The only bad thing is the pellets are big and need to be crushed :/ (my other 3 bettas are eating hikari baby pellets- I got it as a sample. It's not a greatbfood cos the first ingredient is wheat so I don't RECCOMEND it. I'm feeding it since they're small and my other 3 are young)

Teeney is the only one that has been eating it long enough to change. It didn't change the orange but it brought out white in her tail. :)

As you can see I'm a big believer in good pet nutrition :)

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:09 AM   #6 
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Here's the two brands that I feed:

Atison's Betta Pro

Ingredients:
Pure brine shrimp embryos | wheat flour | vitamins (stabilized ascorbic acid, vitamin E supplement, niacin | thiamine mononitrate | folic acid | calcium pantothenate | riboflavin | menadione sodium bisulfate complex | Vitamin A acetate | pyridoxine HCL | Vitamin B12 supplement | Vitamin D3 supplement, biotin) and preservatives (calcium propionate, ethoxyquin).

Guaranteed analysis:
Protein 38% | Fiber 4.4% | Fat 7.5% | Ash 7.6% | Moisture 10.5%

New Life Spectrum Betta Formula

Ingredients:
Whole Antarctic Krill Meal, Whole Herring Meal, Whole Wheat Flour, Algae Meal, 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 Hydrochloride, L-Ascorby-2-Polyphosphate (Stable C), Ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, Cobalt Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Choline Chloride

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein 37%, Fiber 4%, Fat 5%, Ash 8%, Moisture 10%

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #7 
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Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits

Ingredients:
Fish Meal, Shrimp Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Flour, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed todopherols), Squid Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Propionate (preservative), Rice Bran, Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Garlic, Brine Shrimp, Canthaxanthin, Red Algae, Spirulina, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Acetate, CHoline Chloride, A-Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, THiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Inositol, Cacium Iodate, Calcium Biphosphate, Cupric Sulfate Pentahydrate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate.

Before that, I fed him
Atlantis Betta Food with Natural Color Enhancers

Ingredients:
Fish Meal, Shrimp Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Flour, Fish Oil, Squid Meal, Dried Yeast, Red Algae, Spirulina Powder, Astaxanthin, Calcium Propionate, Rice Bran, Proteinase Enzyme, Garlic, Brine Shrimp, L-ascorbyl-2polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Acetate, Choline Chloride, Thiamine, Biotin, Pyridoxine HCl, Folic Acid, Cholecalciferol (VItamin D2[must be a misprint for D3]), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Inositol, Calcium Iodate, Calcium biphosphate, Cuprum Sulphurium, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate

Hikari Betta Bio-Gold

Ingredients:
Wheat flour, fish meal, soybean meal, gluten meal, krill meal, wheat germ meal, cuttlefish oil, brewers dried yeast, drid A. niger fermentation extract, astaxanthin, garlic, monosodium glutamate, DL-methionine, dried seaweed meal, choline chlirode, vitamin E supplement, L-ascortyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin A oil, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin, menadion sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K0, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, ferrous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cobalt sulfate, calcium iodate, disodium phosphate, red 3 (artificial color)

I have not yet fed the Hikari to my fish, nor have I fed another food, from Atison's but different from the Betta Pro mentioned earlier:

Atison's Betta Food

Ingredients:
fish meal, cereal meals, krill meal, minerals, vitamins and preservatives (calcium propionate, ethoxyquin)

I obtained the Hikari and Top Fin foods at PetSmart/PetCo, the Atlantis food at BigLots, and I ordered the Atison's over the Internet; IBC carries both it and the Atison's Betta Pro in small and larger containers. Some time ago, I also obtained some Aqueon Betta Pellets from PetSmart. I don't have the container anymore, to list ingredients, but my fish loved them.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #8 
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Wow, Atison's always had such a good rep but it seems pretty low quality from what I'm reading. O___O
Anything that's like "fish/shrimp/whatever meal" isn't the best thing, because this could just contain scraps.. Generally if it has the word "whole" (or I guess pure) then it's much better..
You shouldn't want any sort of wheat in the first two ingredients, these should be a nice protein..

Of course that's if you want the best, which does get expensive. >__>
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #9 
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My poor eyes, this tiny writing..

HBH Betta Bites


Fish meal, shrimp meal, soybean meal, wheat flour, corn gluten meal, fish oil, squid meal, brewer's dried yeast, calcium propionate, aspergillus niger fermentation product, garlic, brine shrimp, canthaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin A acetate, choline chloride, vitamin e, niacin, D-calcium, pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, pyridoxine HCL, folic acid, vitamin D-3, B-12 supplement, Menadione bisodium sulfate complex, inositol, calcium iodate, calcium biphosphate, cuprum sulphuricum, sodium selenite, cobalt chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrus sulfate, magnesium sulfate, manganese sulfate.

crude protein - 42%
crude fat - 6%
crude fiber - 2%
moisture - 10%

Pretty good protein content, but I don't like the corn gluten meal and the ash content is quite high (12%) -- which may be why they don't list it (another thing I don't like, it seems dishonest).

I'm considering a change to New Life Spectrum with the whole fish.

phew..

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #10 
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Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
Ingredients:
Whole Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fresh Kelp, Astaxanthin, Lecithin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Colors, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative)

Guaranteed Analysis:
Min Crude Protein - 42%; Min Crude Fat - 5%; Min Crude Fiber - 2%
Max Moisture - 8.5%; Max. Ash - 8%; Min. Phosphorus - .5%
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I don't feed this, but I have it laying around, so:

Aqueon Betta Food
Ingredients:
Whole Fish Meal (Salmon, herring, & other mixed fishes), Whole Wheat Flour, Soybean Meal, Shrimp Meal, Whole Dried Krill, Wheat Germ, Corn Gluten Meal, Fish Oil, Squid Meal, Garlic, Natural Astaxanthin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), L-Ascocorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vit. C), Vitamin A Acetate, Cholecalciferol (Source of Vit. D3), Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Menadione Sodium Bisulphite Complex (Source of Vit. K), Folic acide, Thiamine, Pyridoxine (B6), Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, DL-Alphatocopherol (E), Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate

Guaranteed Analysis:
Min Crude Protein - 38%; Min Crude Fat - 7%; Max Crude Fiber - 7%
Max Moisture - 8%; Min. Phosphorus - 1%
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Actually, Omega One is lookin' pretty GOOD. This is nice, though, because I'm gonna pick up another type of food next time I go, and it's cool to see the ingredients.
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