how and where can I order this north fin food please for my cichlids
It really depends on the species you have. For example a mbuna is mainly a vegetarian, while haps are carnivores. So there really isn't a "one size fits all" pellet.
In in the Netherlands and i alsow use northfinn
I'm re-watching this older video. I have to say that while it's a very, very small scale experiment with no controls, my corydoras tend to breed regularly when they get Fluval Bug Bites while they were not breeding for several months when I was giving them the Northfin community pellets. There certainly might be other variables at play and it might just be something like a percentage of protein. Overall, though, among dry foods I like Bug Bites for little fish where you have multiple generations (i.e. fry, juveniles, and adults) in the same tank. Bug Bites tends to come out of the tin with some bigger bits and some smaller, powdery bits so it works well for multiple mouth sizes. As for Northfin, my snakeskin barbs and angelfish seemed to be fine with Northfin community pellets but no better than traditional Hikari micro-pellets. I will give Nothfin credit for their dried krill fry food. That one is a good find. All in all, though, I agree with Lisa from Super Cichlids that the dry foods we have now-a-days are all quite decent compared to those of yesteryear. The real comparison of great consequence is perhaps not among dry foods but between dry foods and frozen foods, or even between pellets/flake and freeze dried foods. I'm keen to try PE foods and Xtreme Krill flake soon.
It’s marketing hype. Northfin lied about using preservatives and chemicals in their product line. Ethoxyquin is used in their food and was found in highly elevated levels.
Is there any food you can feed mbunas haps and peacocks?
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I believe in Northfin personally i give them cichlid formula 4 days/week veggie twice/week krill once/week & flakes for color
I guess Algae wafer is the least quality food. I am planning to try spirulina 20. Why does NLS clouds but not northfin? I mix northfin pellets with NLS algaemax.
Would be nice if the manufacturers of fish foods would create specific fish formulas for let's say Lake Malawi fish only. Fish farm from Florida specializing on African cichlids using of formula consists of equal parts of fish meal, baby formula,kelp meal,and algae meal. Coupled with a filtered Florida sunlight the fish colors were a most amazing in that farm.
Would Tetra cichlid flakes be for cichlids growth
Anyone mention hikari product... They seem pretty decent IMO
which fish food would you recommend for my Mbunas?
Ben, when I add a water for my Pleco, the Cichlids tear it apart and eat it. Is that okay and how do I ensure the Pleco is getting any of it? Thanks. Love your channel.
Feeding mine live shrimp once a week. They love it
Thanks for always putting out here in the fish/ African cichlid community great content. For me, I used to use NLS and also did find the tank to get a brown reddish color tint when feeding but fish loved it. After finding out about Northfin cichlid food through social media. Found a Lfs selling them and my Cichlidz have been hooked on Northin veggie, gold krill, and their regular pellets for over 4 yrs
I don't keep Africans but I love your videos. Thanks
North fin has bin amazing for me
NLS is over priced garbage TBH. Just compare the ingredients and you will see that.
The Northfin sinks to fast and my fish don't even realize I'm feeding them. My bottom feeders will be happy though...
What’s your thoughts on Xtreme fish food
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My Discus will not eat NorthFin :o( .smells great, fantastic ingedients but they want there Bio-Gold...ONLY
Love the fact North Fin has more krill and a lot more greens in it.
24 hours later he Died
Fantastic! keep up the great work and solid videos. My wife and I love your stuff!
does it have while fish or just fish meal in the ingredients?
Awesome! I don't think I could handle tasting it!
I once tried a pounce cat treat liver and fish I think worst thing ever.
Damn I can't believe you took the plunge and ate some! Northfin's an amazing product as I feed it to all my plecos! They seem to love it since they're growing and breeding so I'm sure your daily dose of northfin a day will set you in the right path! Keep up the good work you two!
Love it....for the tank. LOL. Wish it floated a little more. None of my fish want to go rooting at the bottom of the tank for it. (Thankfully the 1,205,458 Malaysian Trumpet Snails take care of it).
right on Mike , that was great
My fish love it. I'll take your word for it on the taste ;)
Wow, awesome review! You know keeping so many different fish foods I never tried any myself....tonight I might change that!
Ohh no you did not eat that. Lol.
Was I the only one that wanted to see a kiss after you ate the food Mike? Cmon Sierra!
I was using Northfin reg and krill formulas for about 4 months, i am using the 2 mm pellets but I thing for my 4-5 inches cichlids are to small, the problem is that I still have 4 (3 inches) fish in the main tank, do you thing that those 3 inches fish can eat the 3 mm pellets?
Should have laid a nice wet one on Sierra after taste testing.
Haha great video man can't believe it! you ate that fish food like a champ.
I use Northfin too for my cichlids but.. the only qualm i have is that the 3mm is too small. im hoping they will make a larger pellet soon
I have 3 different breeds of tropheous, none of them will touch the NLS wafers but they love northfin
Kelp is a seaweed not an algae dummy.
You know it's funny people Rave about North fin when new life Spectrum has been the best food in my opinion better ingredients and just a better fish food and the price is not bad either not saying that North Fin is not good but I have used them both and I like new life Spectrum better
I always liked NLS better myself had nothing but good results.I like Northfin to but I don't believe all the hype Both are great foods.The choice is up to you. Your fish will thrive off of both trust me I tried them both exclusively.
@ Aquatic Logic
You have to keep in mind that NLS while it uses a variety of algae the use of the semicolon indicates that all of these different algae are worth ONE ingredient & also you have to consider that they're listed in their wet weights, once dried that first algae ingredient will lose up to 80% of it's original weight & may no longer be the primary ingredient. Also seaweed (kelp) is known to be more nutritional than algae, one reason NorthFin uses it as a primary ingredient in their herbivore formula. NLS contains no more plant matter than NF & as I said above being that NLS has their algae listed raw on their list NF more than likely contains more "veggie".
NLS Probiotix is next level!
You should have explained the "meal" part in North Fin. When you see the Meal next to let say (Fish Meal) (Krill Meal) (Herring Meal) (Sardine Meal) that basically means not 100% meat.
(MEAL = mixed with FILLER ) its not 100% meat. New Life Spectrum is no fillers or " meals".
Hi I live in Windsor Ontario Canada and I got the NF community food,it was too big for the tetra`s and so I used a morter and tesel and then I bought a bag of fry wich is the same as crushing it,I use to buy the flakes but I love the ingredience.I WISH i could find the veggie,I`D BUY IT on the spot!!!!i saw an other fish store a block away so I hope I can find it there.My fish are health wise better,I wish they sold the NL in Canada,even Amazon won`t ship it to Canada as well as the Easy Life.I have been taking care of fish for 41 years since my 10th Birthday May 17th and have had all kinds of different fish.I know have Platy`s,and neon tetra`s and just started Corey cats wich I love!!!!!I`m Ojibway Indian and my clan is sturgen wich means I can`t eat or marry any fish or turtle.I have 6 cory`s and 5 tetra`s and thought I had 3 platy`s since my teenager get killwd by a young boy!I thought it was a girl but a red tail platy started to hide from the 2 black tails,I thought the 1 was a gay fish but I noticed it was a male and a new group of fry 10 day`s ago..I`s love to get another male so the teen could have a role model,He died though.I thought we had 2 females so I got another male and the next day he tchange while he dissapeared.I kope I can get the NF but I`d love the veggie!If he dissapears maybe I`ll get whats right!Ihope everything woeks ok!!!!Windsor Ontario Canada!
I think they are both quality foods. I use Northfin community in my tank. Unfortunately NLS is twice the price of Northfin in Canada.
I love both dude. I think they both smell really good for fish😆😆😆
When I put northfin veggie and NLS algae in the tank at the same time my fish will eat the Northfin first. They actually like Hikari food over any other brand. Northfin is expensive but I do give it to my fish. I stopped buying NLS. I think the extra garlic in the NLS is overkill and my fish hate it.
Northfin is much better balanced food, the information below is from NLS themselves. I currently feed both & since the addition of northfin my fish have slightly improved in color & produce a lot less waste but more importantly have grown elegant fins if you will.
The Facts About Fish Nutrition (Cont.)
ARE MOST FISH OMNIVOROUS?
To the marine aquarium enthusiast, Atlantic Blue Tangs (Acanturus coeruleus) are considered herbivorous — and they are indeed grazers, with lips and dentition designed for snipping off the tips and branches of algae.
However, the study “Captive Nutritional Management of Herbivorous Reef Fish” from the University of Florida (by Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd and Chris Tilghman) has confirmed they need more than just algae in captivity. The feed trial used Atlantic Blue Tang, divided into three groups, as test subjects. The first group was fed washed seaweed (ulva spp.). The second was fed commercial food designed for herbivores. The third group was fed another all-purpose commercial diet (i.e. marine protein was in the formula). The first and second group suffered high mortality rates of about 80% — with the surviving fish showing clinical signs of malnourishment like emaciation. The third group had only an approximately 30% mortality rate and showed a 400% weight gain!
Information on this study was made available in a lecture on November 29, 2001, at the Marine Ornamentals International Conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Yet outside that conference room, the results were never made public, due to pressure to avoid controversy within the aquarium feed industry.
Most fish have specialized feeding methods and ingest a certain type of food matter more than others. However, in the wild almost all are opportunistic feeders. Even the most specialized, like Atlantic Blue Tangs, ingest a certain amount of nutrients from other sources.
Herbivores have been observed eating invertebrates. They also receive protein via organisms within the plant matter they ingest. Carnivorous fish get plant-based nutrients from the contents of their prey’s digestive tract (which is gut-loaded with various organics, including phytoplankton and zooplankton).
Beyond fish, other common aquarium dwellers like crustaceans are scavengers, and thus opportunistic omnivores. Filter-feeders likewise consume both phytoplankton and animal zooplankton.
For freshwater examples, we need look no further than the fish in the African lakes of Malawi and Tanganyika. These are some of the most specialized feeders found on the planet — yet they too are opportunistic feeders. Algae does dominate the stomach contents of certain species of African cichlids classified as herbivores. However, protein-rich organisms in significant quantities are also present. Breeders know that the foods that make these fish grow are insect nymphs and larvae, crustaceans, snails, mites, micro-organisms, and zooplankton — not vegetable matter.
Feeding and the Omnivorous Aquarium: The reality that most tropical fish are omnivorous — with herbivorous or carnivorous specialization — has some clear implications when feeding your companions. First, any commercial herbivore diet should include sources of protein, and any diet aimed at carnivorous fish should contain aquatic plant matter.
Wild herbivores must graze at least 12 hours daily to ingest enough nutrients. During grazing, they discharge waste almost constantly. In the artificial conditions of an aquarium, these fish don’t have unlimited food to graze upon. Even if you could feed them every hour, you couldn’t maintain the needed water quality due to fish waste. An aquarium isn’t even a fraction of a drop compared to the water volume of the ocean or a large lake. In order for nominally herbivorous fish to thrive in an aquarium, a higher nutrient density solution is required.
It’s helpful to think of an aquarium as an environment for your fish that is like a space station habitat would be for humans. In such a ‘contained’ environment with limited space and resources, the food you consume should be as little in mass, and as nutrient-dense as possible to reduce waste products in a closed environment and get the most benefit out of each one of your limited daily meals. Accordingly, meals prepared for astronauts are usually focused on packing as much nutrition into each morsel as possible.
Hobbyists may believe feeding Surgeonfish a diet of algae (or commercial foods that are purely plant based) is more ‘natural’ than a pellet or flake food. That couldn’t be further from the truth. First hand experience with attempts at wholly plant based diets have failed miserably — and the results from the study performed at the University of Florida bear these conclusions out.
Carnivorous fish likewise have a much different life in the aquarium than in the wild. Outside captivity, their prey is part of the natural food chain, and is gut-loaded with nutrients derived from their environment — but which the carnivores don’t eat directly. In particular, plant matter. Frozen silversides found in your local pet shop don’t provide the same, needed nutrients as wild prey. The reality is carnivores don’t just eat meat, any more than herbivores just eat algae.
The best fish food is the one your fish eat. None of my fish will touch nls, not even my goldfish.
I see your point on having diverse ingredients, but is content of those ingredients vitally important? Or are they just filler ingredients?
I not a big fan of nls and my fish aren't either
Omega one veggie is good too
That NLS is really expensive in Canada tho
I'm just now trying NorthFin , however I have always been an NLS person and see no real reason to stop now. I'll be using a variety of foods from here on out.
i like nls and northfin but nls does at least in my opinion has better ingredients over all i am using northfin right now but when i run out will go back to NLS both are great fish food s though
For something there is a single brand in the world that guarantees its results at 30 days, and that is New Life Spectrum. Great demo video.
What food you recommend for 8 inch oscars the jumbo fish formula?
For a 6+ inches flowerhorn which is best.....northfin cichlid formula or northfin tropical sticks??
Ive purchased 1mm for my fish and they are 3-5 cm. It sinks so fast to the Ground that they Can hardly catch the food or see it lol!! Sometimes they go to the Ground and eat it.. i have only aulonocara
i started using north fin a few years ago when i got into mbuna and now its all i use other than a treats of cucumber and lettuce
I've been feeding Northfin to my fish for a while now, it's good food!
Worst video!!! Why not show us what the actual sizes are.
I ordered the 1mm cichlid but it sinks very fast. Do the larger sizes float longer for the fish that prefer to feed on top?
Ordered northfin from Amazon India will arrive this week.. Cant wait to try them out... Just wanted to say that from our vedio i knew about Northfin and wanted to thank u
Hi jay which site can i order northfin again ty.
ALWAYS GOOD INFORMATION JAY ... THANKS !
+jay Wilson how big/small are the 1mm pellets compared to hikari small/mini pellets? TIA
Hey Jay. What is this food really supposed to for my African cichlids? Make them grow faster or make their colors pop? I have about 16 african cichlids in a 125 gallon tank with a jewel cichlid and the jewel cichlid color is not as bright strawberry red like they are seen on other videos I've seen on here. Is there and things I can do to get the color to pop? Thanks for you time and reply.
Convince Northfin to do a 3mm krill pro pellet already :)
Dude for the love of god fix you're website....terrible website
took your advice and ordered up just now hoping this will giving my EBJD some amazing color and help my blue genes breed, wish me luck
weird they don't work for me
is that ifg saying Jay wilson
Jay fix your links I'm to lazy to copy and paste ......I'm a clicker ....👇👇
switched from NLS to NF about a month ago in my show tank. Big difference in there in color and also noticed that there fins stretched out a little. Good Stuff !!
Great point size does matter. My red devil will not even bother with the NorthFin 2mm pellets but if throw in the 3mm pellets she is all over it. As your fish grow you will have to upgrade the pellet size. I m getting ready to switch to the 4mm.. I guess here in Canada we take measurements seriously Jay lol