TetraVeggie Algae Wafers eXtreme 2.12 oz
Fantastic pricing, too
Normally, I buy locally because I thought I would get increased value for my dollar and the highest quality items for my fish.
I received a Fostersmith Catalog from a business colleague who has 1000 gallons worth of aquariums at his home and his office. He knew I had been buying locally and suffering the increasing high cost of products and was unhappy at the limited selection.
When I went to visit the website, http://www.drsfostersmith.com, I was absolutely stunned by not only the sizing options, but the vast array of products and brands to choose from!
I purchased filter media, Stresscoat, and Algae wafers for my 55 gallon.
I was stunned when the order came in the mail and I checked my invoice compared to the local prices I pay here for lesser quality/experienced brands. Fantastic!
I have a 12 inch (and constantly growing) plecostomus, in addition to quite a few fish, who happily enjoys munching on boiled zucchini. Normally, I reserve the zucchini as a rare treat, to encourage him to continue to sweep for algae in the tank. And once I place the treat in the aquarium, Chronic, we named him that for being chronically hungry, normally works it like he's on a mission, which nothing detracts him from.
I dropped two of the wafers into the tank, simply because I was excited about his reaction to them. He abandoned his zucchini to attack the wafers!! Six -eight a day he eats, and still sweeps for algae, and I have yet to see any increased debris, as with zucchini, and the other sinking products I tried.
I've tried sinking wafers of many varieties before, but they always cloud the water, because he doesn't eat them, resulting in extra cleaning on my part.
Chronic doesn't ignore these wafers. They do not cloud the water, nor make the water smell like ammonia, as the other wafers I bought locally did.
Regardless of my desire to shop locally, I prefer to keep my pets in the best possible housing and give them the best life I can, because while I can't provide a real cave for my fish, I can at least provide them the cleanest stress and toxin free environment.
Tetra Veggie wafers helps me do that, by providing an excellent product that not only benefits my fish greatly, but does NOT increase clean up time, so I can spend more time enjoying the antics of my live "fish reality show," which does not buffer!
Thank you, Tetra, for creating an outstanding product !
February 23, 2014
Best Algae Wafer Option
Throughout my fifteen years as an aquarist, I've been plagued in finding the right algae wafer that accomplishes three goals: provides ample nutrition to my plecostomi; provides food that said plecostomi actually WANT to eat; and is a food that, when fed properly to the fish, does not cloud or create an algae bloom in the tank. This algae wafer does all those things. My only hope is that Tetramin continues to produce this product, as I have seen other perfect fish foods end up discontinued. So, if anyone has a vegetarian plecostomus, pick up some of this stuff; you will not regret it.
May 25, 2011
My fish go crazy over this stuff...
I purchased two packages of these wafers because with shipping it was still a few dollars cheaper than anything any of my local fish stores had for sale. Turns out it was a great investment. My pleco loves these algae wafers. My mollies love these as well. All I have to do is drop one or two in to create a frenzy. My fish usually eat these wafers up in a matter of minutes. The only complaint I have is that the uneaten wafers are left in the tank for too long, (like when my 3 yr old feeds them without me noticing), the wafers will start to get really fuzzy and will gunk up my water if I don't carefully remove them. Overall they're one of the best algae wafers I've ever bought and I will continue to buy them again.
January 21, 2011