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04 Nov 2013 08:54 - 04 Nov 2013 09:02 #1 by christyg (Chris Geraghty)
Seen this in shop, not fish shop, what do ye think


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04 Nov 2013 11:14 #2 by JohnH (John)
I've not seen that food myself Christy, but I really don't see why you shouldn't be giving it a try, after all, the bag only has 400g, so won't break the bank from a cost point of view.
And obviously - since I know you're an experienced pondkeeper you won't need me to remind you that pond fish didn't ought to be fed in the winter months anyway.
It's worth the mention all the same just in case someone reads this who isn't aware of that fact.

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04 Nov 2013 11:42 #3 by christyg (Chris Geraghty)
Thanks John, the reason I posted this is because this bag of food is only E1.49 and I was hoping that someone might be able to tell from the list of ingredients, is this a viable fish food or is it complete s*#te. You know the old cliche, if it looks too good to be true.... :)

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04 Nov 2013 12:00 #4 by Homer (Kevin)
Not sure about the ingredients but if the ash content is high, it isn't great.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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04 Nov 2013 12:03 #5 by Homer (Kevin)

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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04 Nov 2013 12:23 #6 by JohnH (John)

christyg wrote: Thanks John, the reason I posted this is because this bag of food is only E1.49 and I was hoping that someone might be able to tell from the list of ingredients, is this a viable fish food or is it complete s*#te. You know the old cliche, if it looks too good to be true.... :)


One thing's for certain, it won't kill them.

And, in all honesty if it's carp then they do have pretty 'solid' constitutions and will consume most things, mine certainly do.

I think the ingredients (particularly the 'chemical' ones) might be something for IGM's observations next time he's here.

That's a great price too, I'll have to keep an eye open for that food.

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04 Nov 2013 12:36 #7 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
I've not heard of that brand.
I do see some reference to Birmingham UK at the bottom of the pack. It may be one of many packagings of a single "home brand" product?

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with little-known brands or homebrands or cheap brands.
Do uber large scale fish farms buy tubs of Tetra pond food from an LFS ?

It would interesting to see what the nutritional analysis is....but often the listings are a bit duff and can lead to misinterpretations of what nutritional value is to be had (eg a given percentage protein value doesn't really give an indication of nutritional value)

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04 Nov 2013 13:42 #8 by christyg (Chris Geraghty)
Just making a comparison with dog food. Cheaper brands are ok but the problem is you have to feed more to get the same nutrional results, so pound for pound, they're not really working out that cheap after all and the big downside is a lot more 'waste product' is produced.

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04 Nov 2013 13:51 #9 by Homer (Kevin)
I have found with cheap Dog and Cat food particularly that the stools are either larger or more frequent and that the animal tends to drink more as the fillers are highly absorbent making the animal feel fuller more quickly. I can't say what this does with Fish Food but at the price you quoted, I would doubt the quality. There aren't too many people feeding dried Daphnia or tubifex to their prize Fish anymore.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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04 Nov 2013 17:28 #10 by paulv (paul vickers)

Homer wrote: www.tropicalfishsite.com/why-all-the-ash/

H.

thanks homer, this answers a ? For me.

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