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8 Fish Foods That Go Beyond All Filler, No Kriller

Look for aquatic nutrition that stands out when stocking up.

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A NEW PET INDUSTRY outlook from Crystal Market Research predicts rising demand in specialty fish foods for premium varieties, high nutrient values and time-release technology. The report also notes high-quality diets are becoming available at affordable prices, so when you stock up, look for aquatic nutrition that stands out.

Nutri-Pond Sticks

Aquatic Nutrition Inc.

KEY FEATURES: Nutritional diets packed in a stick-shaped floatable, designed for pond pals like koi and goldfish. Feed them as a daily primary diet or a special treat.

SALES TIP: Great for bait: Pond creatures will surface for these floating snacks, giving pet owners more selfie opportunities for #koifans.

aquaticnutrition.com, (352) 357-0902

$10.99

Nano Blanket Food Blocks

ZooMed

KEY FEATURES: Plankton and spirulina complement each other in this time-release diet, made especially for shrimp, crabs and crayfish.

SALES TIP: This one gives you three ways to sell: as a supplemental food source for difficult feeders, to mix up the daily diet, and for weekend and vacation feeding.

zoomed.com, (888) 496-6633

$2.99

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Spirulina 3-Day Feeder

Penn-Plax

KEY FEATURES: These nourishing vegetable supplements provide up to three days of food for mollies, catfish, algae eaters and snails.

SALES TIP: A life hack for those who travel: Drop in a shell-shaped feeder for any three-day weekend or business trip.

pennplax.com, (866) 625-2385

$1.99

Vibra Bites

Hikari Sales USA Inc.

KEY FEATURES: Imitating a vibrant pile of bloodworms, this high-end line offers outstanding nutrition and color-enhancing capacity you have to see to believe.

SALES TIP: This top-shelf food offers the big three for fish: growth, color enhancement and immune system support.

hikariusa.com, (800) 621-5619

$7.99

Algae Blasts

Elive

KEY FEATURES: Red algae pairs with spirulina, vitamins and minerals, plus whole anchovies and whole shrimp for this diet made for freshwater and marine algae eaters.

SALES TIP: It gives algae-eating fish a high protein boost and gets a big reaction from hungry fish.

elivepet.com, (855) 354-8318

$13.99

Bug Bites

Fluval

KEY FEATURES: A high-protein diet made of a unique insect-based formula starring black soldier fly larvae.

SALES TIP: Enriched with multiple proteins, balanced with fiber-rich ingredients and designed to sink, making it ideal for bottom feeders.

fluvalaquatics.com, (800) 554-2436

$7.49

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Coral Food

Cobalt Aquatics

KEY FEATURES: Rotifers and cyclops blend with spirulina to make these nutrient-dense frozen coral food cubes.

SALES TIP: Up that foot traffic — offer next-day delivery for these frozen foods to be the spot for corals and other filter-feeding invertebrates.

cobaltaquatics.com, (803) 591-9500

$6.97

Nutramar Ogo

Quality Marine

KEY FEATURES: A nutritious diet made of freeze-dried gracilaria algae that comes alive with full rehydration and looks as lively as it does in the wild.

SALES TIP: Show off the magic of how it rehydrates to approximately 10 times its dry weight.

aquatropic.com, (310) 846-4040

$12.99

Michelle Lange writes about hamster food, bath scrubbers and bird toys — all the new pet products coming to market.

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