Location: Lower Alabama (LA), USA - N31°43'59" USDA 8a/b
Joined: Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
To me, without having my own anecdotal experience, it seems that BettaMin tablets are the least desired "food", but lots of people use them and report good things. Looking at FDBW versus Maxsea both look pretty good. The FDBW is a natural, insect-based food while the Maxsea seems to have be carefully tailored for promoting plant growth and even leans towards the hydroponics side of things. I know nothing about hydroponics but the plants we're interested in do mostly grow in some soggy conditions.
It seems (to me) either the FDBW or Maxsea is the way to go. Or, as some have done, possibly a mix of the two...soaking/re-hydrating the FDBW in Maxsea.
Mostly just having a conversation with OCD-Me here, but would be interested in anybody's else's thoughts, too!
Tetra BettaMin small pellets ingredients: Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fish Meal, Potato Protein, Corn Starch, Soybean Oil, Corn Gluten, Shrimp Meal, Dried Yeast, Monobasic Calcium Phosphate, Lecithin, Algae Meal, Yeast Extract, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vit. C), Inositol Niacin, A-Tocopherol-Acetate (source of Vit. E), Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (source of Vit. B2), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vit. C), Choline Chloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vit. B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vit. B6), Vitamin A Palmitate (source of Vit. A), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vit. K), Biotin, Vit. B12 Supplement, Cholecalciferol (source of Vit. D3), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate. Color includes: Annatto Extract, Beta-Carotene, Canthaxanthin. Ethoxyquin as a preservative.
Tetra Freeze-Dried Bloodworms ingredients: Freeze Dried Mosquito Larvae Only.
Maxsea 16-16-16 ingredients: seaweed powder, blood meal, Urea, Ammonium phosphate, Potassium nitrate, Sulfate of Potash, Sodium molybdate, sodium borate, copper, iron, zinc, and Manganese EDTA