Terrible Advice Tuesdays: “Brand XYZ of fish food has zero phosphates in it”
The rest of the story: Fish food is made up matter that was once alive such as algae or fleshy foods like mysis or brine shrimp just to name a few. Inside living matter or matter that was once alive, lies phosphates as phosphate is an integral part of tissues, DNA, proteins, etc. Therefore, saying a fish food is phosphate free is misleading and inaccurate.
I can see how someone could say their food doesn’t have any phosphates added to the food, but that doesn’t make their food phosphate free.
Finally, if someone said the above statement to me, I’d smack them and scold them for starving my fish. Fish need phosphates to live and food is the best source of these phosphates.Browse the Store! Questions?