Advantages The fish seem to like it...well they haven't complained
Disadvantages It stinks
After around 17 years of constant badgering, haranguing and general nagging by the delightfully mild-mannered Mrs P, I gave in. Earlier this year I finally succumbed to her persistent whining and built a water-feature in the garden.
Not a simple little pond......obviously.
For her ladyship, it had to be a series of waterfalls and shallow pools which eventually cascaded into a deeper pond where we could keep fish. (Personally, I think the best place to keep fish is in the fridge, but that's another story.)
Well, among other things (you wouldn't want the little guys to have a boring diet, would you?), we use '''Tetra Fin Flake Food'''. According to Tetra, these flakes are the 'finest blend of quality ingredients' and are 'enriched with all the essential vitamins' that a fish could ever need.
Right. Now we've got the fish, what do we feed them on?
They also state that, 'the recipe is easily digested and absorbed resulting in less waste and crystal clear water quality.'
Pretty impressive stuff, eh?
What you've got to remember, of course, is that fish will only feed for a couple of minutes at a time so you should only put enough food in the pond (2-3 times a day) that can be completely eaten in that time. Otherwise the food will just rot and you can kiss goodbye to your 'crystal clear water quality'.
As for ingredients, it's fish food....who cares! I don't, you don't, and I'm willing to bet even the fish don't give a flake what's in it.
Having said that, I had a look at the list and there's a big variety of goodies contained within the recipe. According to the nutritional analysis, they contain 6.5% moisture. Excuse me, moisture? Don't the fish get enough moisture on a daily basis as it is?
On opening the lid and looking in I'm confronted with masses of multi-coloured little flakes - very similar in appearance to wedding confett....oops, wrong container. On looking into the correct container, I see lots of little multi-coloured flakes - some are red, some yellow and others brown. They're very brittle and easily broken into smaller pieces but I don't suppose that matters a great deal to the finned ones.
The aroma is.....let's not mince words here, it's absolutely rank-rotten -- pure gantin'. If you've ever had a problem with your freezer accidentally de-frosting while you've been away for a week, and the bottom of the freezer is a puddle of ice-cream and tiger prawns, you can get some idea of the stench this stuff gives off. Oh dear, you don't want to be sniffing this too often.
As for the taste......no way, man!
We have five fish (about 4 inches long) and I find a good pinch is enough to satisfy them.
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