Fish Food Ratings by

Note: The following was compiled from articles published on which is no longer live. This is being republished here so that the information isn't lost. Food formulations may have changed since these ratings were originally published. These ratings are based on ingredient analysis and not actual use. There's a related article I re-published that describes what fish food ingredients are good and bad.

6 Star Foods

It's unclear which specific food received a 6-star rating. All that the site mentioned was Northfin Fish Foods. Northfin and NLS were considered to be very close with the only difference described below:

Very little, if anything, separates Northfin and NLS. NLS may even be a better product due to the healthful benefits of Chlorella Algae and Ulva Seaweed. The reason Northfin has received a 6 star rating and NLS remains in the 5 star category (5.5 stars) is that I have been able to receive an “Ethoxyquin Free” statement from Northfin, to include absence of Ethoxyquin in pre-manufacture meals. I have not been able to receive an Ethoxyquin free statement from NLS. Site rules in ingredient ratings is that to achieve a “6 star” rating, the manufacture must identify an Ethoxyquin free food.

5 Star Foods

Dainichi Veggie Deluxe
Hikari Discus Bio-Gold
Hikari First Bites
New Life Spectrum Cichlid Formula Sinking Pellets
New Life Spectrum Discus Formula
New Life Spectrum Grow Sinking Pellets
New Life Spectrum Large Fish Formula Sinking Pellets
New Life Spectrum Premium Fish Foods
New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula Sinking Pellets
New Life Spectrum Thera+A
Zoo Med Earthworm Fish Food Flakes
Zoo Med Spirulina 20 Fish Food Flakes

4 Star Foods

Aqueon Cichlid Pellet
Cobalt Aquatics Premium Cichlid Food
Dainichi Cichlid Color Supreme
Dainichi Ultima Krill
Drs. Foster and Smith Cichlid Flakes
Drs. Foster and Smith Color Flakes
Drs. Foster and Smith Tropical Flakes
HBH Algae Grazers
HBH Cichlid Flake Frenzy
HBH Oscar Show
Hikari Beta Bio-Gold
Hikari Cichlid Bio-Gold
Hikari Massivore Delite
New Life Spectrum H2O Stable Sinking Wafers
New Life Spectrum Jumbo Fish Formula Floating Pellets
Nutrafin Max Guppy Flakes With Vegetables
Omega One Super Veggie Kelp Pellets
Omega One Veggie Rounds
Zoo Med Plankton Fish Food Flakes

3 Star Foods

API Algae Eater Premium Wafer
API Tropical Greens
Aqueon Algae Rounds
Aqueon Tropical Flakes
Azoo 9 in 1 Color Enhance Pellet
Cobalt Aquatics Brine Shrimp Premium Fish Food
Cobalt Aquatics Color Premium Fish Food
Cobalt Aquatics Spirulina Premium Fish Food
Cobalt Aquatics Tropical Premium Fish Food
Hikari Cichlid Excel
Hikari Cichlid Gold
Hikari Micro Wafers
Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets
Hikari Sinking Cichlid Gold
Hikari Sinking Wafers
Hikari Tropical Food Sticks
Nutrafin Max Guppy Color Enhancing Flakes
Nutrafin Sinking Complete Food Tablets Ingredients
Ocean Nutrition Spirulina Flakes
Omega One Freshwater Flakes
Omega One Large Cichlid Pellets
Omega One Shrimp Pellets
Omega One Super Color Pellets
OSI Angelfish Flake Food
OSI Discus Flake Food
Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Fish Flakes

2 Star Foods

API Bottom Feeder
API Cichlid Pellet
API Tropical Pellets
Azoo 9 in 1 Arowana Sticks
Cobalt Aquatics Algae Wafers
Drs. Foster and Smith Algae Wafers
Hikari Algae Wafers
Hikari Cichlid Staple
OSI Blood Red Parrot Pellets Ingredients
OSI Freshwater Flake Food
OSI Spirulina Aquarium Flake Food
OSI Spirulina Pellet
Sera Discus Granules
TetraCichlid Jumbo Cichlid Sticks
TetraVeggie Spirulina Enhanced Flakes
Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Fish Pellet
Wardley Premium Algae Disks

1 Star Foods

Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp Flakes
Ocean Nutrition Cichlid Omni Flakes
Ocean Nutrition Cichlid Vegi Pellets
Ocean Nutrition Formula One Flakes
Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Flakes
OSI Sinking Shrimp Pellets
Sera O-Nip Tablets with Tidbits
TetraCichlid Cichlid Crisps
TetraCichlid Floating Cichlid Sticks
TetraColor Tropical Crisps
TetraColor Tropical Flakes
TetraColor Tropical Granules
TetraMin Tropical Crisps
TetraMin Tropical Flakes
TetraMin Tropical Tablets
Wardley Floating Cichlid Pellet

0 Star Foods

Cobalt Aquatics Shrimp Pellets
Sera Arowana Floating Pellets
TetraVeggie Algae Wafers eXtreme
Wardley Shrimp Pellets

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