The invention of flaked fish food made feeding your finned friends a heck of a lot easier. Since flaked food is dry and stored at room temperature, feeding your fish is as easy as opening a container of flaked fish food, grabbing a couple of pinches and feeding.
Flaked food is manufactured by mixing several ingredients with water to create a slurry. This slurry is then sprayed onto rollers where it is baked at a high temperature. Once baked, the sheet of flaked food is broken up into flakes and packaged.
Modern day flaked foods come in a variety of diets from carnivore focused to herbivore focused as well as a variety of flake sizes. While probiotic bacteria is an ingredient sometimes added to flaked food, keep in mind that the high temperature required to bake the food will kill the probiotics eliminating any potential benefits for your fish.
As with any fish food, I recommend you feed a variety. My feeding regiment includes a mix of flaked foods, pelleted foods, frozen food and nori (dried algae) sheets. I also feed my fish a mix of types of food. For example, when I feed flaked food, I rotate between jars of Marine Flakes, Algae Flakes and Aegis Flakes from New Era. The feeding rotation helps ensure the fish get the various nutrients they need and it helps them to make sure they actually eat! Remember some fish won’t eat certain types of food such as my White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda) who won’t touch flaked food. Variety is the spice of life, even for your fish.Browse the Store! Questions?