Product Type: Tetrafin fish food
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Tetrafin Goldfish Flakes
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Tetrafin Goldfish Flakes
Advantages: Lasts a long time, the fish like it, flakes stay together well
Disadvantages: More expensive than some brands
I bought this goldfish food about 2 months ago from my local independent pet store. I cant remember exactly what I paid but I saw it in another pet store the other day for £1.85 for 20g so I imagine it was a similar price.
I tend to buy my goldfish a decent branded food. After all, it lasts a good couple of months and only costs a couple of pounds so its not exactly breaking the bank. I usually get Tetra but occasionally I will buy Aquarian.
The fish food comes in a hard plastic tub. The tub is predominantly red in colour with yellow detailing. On the front there is Goldfish written in large letters so you do not get it confused with food for tropical fish. There is also a picture of various goldfish which is helpful if you are not sure if yours comes into the goldfish category.
The tub has a screw on lid, which you will need to unscrew in order to break the foil underneath. Afterwards, you can use the slide opening on the top of the lid to feed your fish. I find this really useful as it means I do not have to touch the food and instead can just tip the tub over and tap it so some flakes fall in. This is great for me as I hate the smell of fish food!
The food itself is in the form of flakes but sticks are also available. The flakes are a good size (probably about 1cm x 0.5cm) and they do not break too easily. This is one of my pet hates with other brands - you end up with powder at the bottom because the flakes have broken up so much. However, this is not the case with this food and now I am at the bottom of my current tub there are still flakes rather than a powdery mess.
The tub tells me that the food contains clean and clear water formula, designed to help keep the water cleaner for longer. I cannot say I have noticed the effects of that but my filter is a bit temperamental in keeping the water clean anyway.
Tetra recommend you feed the fish 2 - 3 times a day, as much as they can eat within a few minutes. Personally I only feed them once a day as thats as much as I can remember! I usually give them about 4 or 5 flakes each and I find that it is all gone within a couple of minutes. My fish do seem to prefer this food to another brand they had before as they will come straight to the surface when this is fed which they didn't before.
My fish seem to like this food so I will continue to buy it. You can get cheaper food for around half the price which I sometimes buy but they do prefer this. It is good value for money - it lasts my 2 fish over 2 months being fed once a day and I will certainly buy it again.
Summary: Will buy again