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Old 07-03-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Feeding festae juvies, anyone try kens yet?

Hey guys, I have a half dozen f1 festae juvies and was wondering if anyone has tried out kensfish's ultimate mini cichlid sticks?

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Ken's Ultimate Mini Cichlid Sticks

The ingredient list looks nice, so I'm going to give it a go, but was just curious if anyone has tried it yet.

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Ingredients: salmon fish meal, dried brine-shrimp, freeze dried krill, freeze dried plankton, brewers yeast, soy flour, gluten flour. Dried spirulina, beef heart, chicken liver, garlic powder, paprika powder, earthworm powder, lecithin. Following vitamin supplements: a, d-3, b1, b12 & biotin. Probiotics (aid in digestion) all natural ingredients, no preservatives. Some coloring. Double stabilized vitamin ďcĒ dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation

Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein 44.0% min., crude fat 3.0% min., crude fiber 3.0% max., moisture 8.0% max.
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I'd skip the Kens and just use NLS grow and Thera-A. I've used Kens and it was just ok. The fact that food uses land proteins bothers me to, little absorption and allot of mess.
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I'd skip the Kens and just use NLS grow and Thera-A. I've used Kens and it was just ok. The fact that food uses land proteins bothers me to, little absorption and allot of mess.
Agreed Whats missing from The Kens ingredient list is the word "Whole"
I.E Whole fish meal which means the whole of the fish is used and not just the scales etc.
NLS is about as good as it gets!
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Nls the one and only food you should feed
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
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Is this a NLS commercial? Lol. I've used NLS for about 4 years now and I like it. I know it works great as a staple food and I've recommended it time and again. I'm not convinced that it's magic in a tub, but I've never had any complaints.

That said, I wasn't asking about NLS so I'm not sure why there's a bandwagon going here. I do appreciate the input, though.

Mo have you used this formula by chance? The land protein thing I've gone back and forth on, I know it's not natural for fish to eat beefheart and whatnot but that doesn't stop the most serious of discus and angelfish keepers from feeding it during juvenile phases. I'd like to see some data on the benefit because some people swear by it.
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I haven't had experience with that particular ken's food, but in general I have had great luck with his line. The food I've bought is good quality and a great price (it takes YEARS to get through a veggie sticks bag in a shrimp tank). So, while it's apparently no NLS (I have no idea, I've never gotten NLS =P) I think it's still a good choice.
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Mo have you used this formula by chance? The land protein thing I've gone back and forth on, I know it's not natural for fish to eat beefheart and whatnot but that doesn't stop the most serious of discus and angelfish keepers from feeding it during juvenile phases. I'd like to see some data on the benefit because some people swear by it.
Yes I've used that formula when I was growing out my V. argentea and I didn't observe any benefits from it after a few months so I went back to NLS. I've also used the veggie sticks and I must say I wasn't impressed with how quickly they break down and expand, lots of fillers.
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