Tetramin Tropical Crisps Review? – Vs Flakes

Topic: How is the quality of Tetramin tropical crisps fish food? My fish love the food and I was wondering if it has good reviews? Or if the food has good nutrition for the fish? I’ve heard some of these cheaper foods are unhealthy sometimes.. what’s your review of this tetramin tropical crisps?


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Posted by Dan K: My Fish love this food too! They like this food more than any other food I’ve been able to find?! Even though the tetramin is cheaper.. the fish love it more. I’ve wondered about how healthy the food is as well too.?? I figured if the fish love it.. it must be descent quality. I have found it the cheapest price on Amazon. Here is the link for you:

TetraMin Tropical Crisps Advanced Formula, 6.53-Ounce
List Price: $15.98
Price: $12.49
You Save: $3.49
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Posted by Megan V: here is the ingredients list: Fish Meal, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Germ Meal,Feeding Oat Meal, Corn Gluten, Potato Protein, Dried Yeast, Shrimp Meal,Wheat Flour, Ground Brown Rice, Wheat Gluten, Fish Oil, Monobasic Calcium Phosphate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Lecithin, Algae Meal, Soybean Oil, Ascorbic Acid

  • Meal isnt code for were not sure. Unfortunately most people dont know the process. ALL parts of dry fish foods, flake or pellets have to be converted to a meal before use in the formula. There are different quality of meals. And thats the difference. Like whole salmon meal or whole herring meal is much much higher quality then fish meal. Fish meal is normally the disposable parts like gut, bone etc. Not any of the meat products.
  • When Tetramin first came out it was a significant improvement over the previously offered food, much as how Windows 95 was a huge improvement over DOS based systems. Both were quite some time back, and the same as there have been vast improvements over 95 the same can be said for fish food. The leaders in this are other pet foods, mainly dog food, the aquatic food industry is a bit behind the ball, but at this point not by a whole lot. There’s many products available now that are much better than Tetramin, but when it first came out foods such as this were common.
  • We usually give flakefood to fish, that’s a long way from their natural food and most often with much protein. That’s why you should give veggies now and then, they need the fibers to keep their stomachs to work properly. Since i started give boiled peas (w/o shell ofc) and broccoli they never have any problems with the poop anymore and my fish even get better colors!
  • All goods should be fed sparingly and frequently, especially guppies. They supposedly have short digestive tracks and process goods within an hour.


Posted by Riley V: Been feeding my guys TetraMin Tropical flakes. I’m not too happy with it. Suggestions? I alternate between flakes, frozen blood worms and occasionally live brine shrimp when I can get them.

  • Couple severum’s
    Gold ram
    Clown loach
    leaf fish (small guy)
  • They eat the TetraMin just fine but it breaks up so small and makes a mess! I feel like more sinks to the bottom in tiny pieces then what they are actually eating.
  • The shrimp pellets stay whole for a while. I add a large handful at a time and it doesnt go all over in my setup. But they destroy it too and theres never leftovers 🙂
  • I got a trial of TetraMin with my 2.5 gallon tank. Is it okay to feed to my bettas?
  • I have all manner of fish and they LOVE Omega One flakes and also Ken’s Spirulina flakes. Ken’s is a great value as you can get half a pound of the spirulina flakes for like $7+$4shipping on Amazon.
  • You can, but it does not have the nourishments that your Betta needs, because there not tropical fish. Try get some pellets for you Betta. Like hikari or spectrum.
  • I have Omega one Betta Buffet pellets and Aqueon Color Enhancing Betta food, but I don’t want to throw this away because it will feel like a waste.
  • it has dye, gulten and all kinds of crap i wouldn’t eat. I would never feed it to any of my animals. They can eat it. they might turn there nose up to it. especially if the fish is not heated and has not been for awhile. They really like blood worm. i feed freeze dried and frozen one to my babies. also a tiny piece of pea once a week and fast them one day.
  • I already know, my uncle who bought the tank said that he will give me his old one. I was gonna buy a Hydor Theo, but he told me to wait.
  • Awesome! I bought my first betta in winter as an impuse buy and had to wait until i got payed to buy his heater.
  • The only problem I see is that I don’t know what brand the heater is. I really want the Hydor Theo still.
  • I have really cheap ones. for bettas as long as you can set them they are usually workable. the tetra ones don’t get warm enough for NY winters