Nutritional Advice Needed for my Tank

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I have 1 adult Angel, 7 Adult Panda Cory Cats, 1 Dwarf Gourami, 5 Mystery Snails, and 5 Harlequin Rasboras. (Added 8, just lost 3) My Panda's have been spawning so kind-of preparing for fry.

Foods I have on hand, let me know opinions on what to feed, what to eliminate, opinions on feeding schedule, any and all advice appreciated!!

Omega One Super Color Flakes, TetraMin Tropical Flakes, API Botttom Feeder Sinking Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Bottom Feeder Sinking Wafers, Tetra Shrimp Wafers for Bottom Feeders, Omega One frozen bloodworms, TF Freeze Dried Bloodworms, Hikari Brine Shrimp, Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets, Hikari Micro Pellets, and Hikari Tropical First Bites
 

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You have quite a collection there, you can just vary it all, just make sure that the cories get enough pellets on the bottom. (but I am sure you already did that when they are spawning)
Feed Althena the bigger bits and the rasboras and dwarf gourami like the flakes and micro pellets. They all like live foods like frozen blood worms.
The ingredients of most quality brands like Tetra and Hikari are about the same, the main difference is the form.
 
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I'd probably skip the Tetramin, Tetra and possibly the API product unless the first 3-4 ingredients listed in them is all good.

Many fish food products will list grains and fillers in the first 3 ingredients. I'd avoid those.

I've found that corydoras can be tough to get food to if you have other ferocious eaters in the tank. If that's the case I feed them after lights out.
 
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None of those awful, I don't like freeze dried foods...& to me, Hikari is over-rated & over-priced, Tetra too, they both coast on their very old reputations.

Unless you have fry, skip the First Bites, it's very, very small.

I do like & use Omega Super Color Flakes (regularly) & frozen blood worms (for treats).

Like Freshy F (Joel) said, look at the ingredients!! A friend swears by "Practically Natural" fish foods (sic), Ken's Foods has some good products, but not all. But with just 1 tank, it may not be worth shipping costs...read the labels & shop around.
 
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Id also agree to skip tetra, tetramin and api products. Theyre notorious for fillers. Not good stuff.

Ive been personally switching all my fish to Nutrafin "bug bites." I have a cichlid formula (for my severums), bottom feeder formula (all my fish eat this) and algae tablet (plecos, corys, shrimp, snails). All good ingredients, natural stuff and no fillers.
 
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Id also agree to skip tetra, tetramin and api products. Theyre notorious for fillers. Not good stuff.

Ive been personally switching all my fish to Nutrafin "bug bites." I have a cichlid formula (for my severums), bottom feeder formula (all my fish eat this) and algae tablet (plecos, corys, shrimp, snails). All good ingredients, natural stuff and no fillers.
I actually started to get the "bug bites" today. Will have to pick some up!
 

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None of those awful, I don't like freeze dried foods...& to me, Hikari is over-rated & over-priced, Tetra too, they both coast on their very old reputations.

Unless you have fry, skip the First Bites, it's very, very small.

I do like & use Omega Super Color Flakes (regularly) & frozen blood worms (for treats).

Like Freshy F (Joel) said, look at the ingredients!! A friend swears by "Practically Natural" fish foods (sic), Ken's Foods has some good products, but not all. But with just 1 tank, it may not be worth shipping costs...read the labels & shop around.
Here's my secret, I worked at this particular franchise pet store for 2 years that I do most of my food shopping. I get stuff super cheap as they let me price match anything and everything they have in store. So no, I can't take advantage of online ordering thru PS, BUT get great deals in store.

If all of it was crap w fillers and whatnot, of course I would spend the money to order online, but if it's not that much of a difference I'm gonna have to opt to save a buck. God knows I spend enough at the other LFS's on other things. lol
 

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I'd probably skip the Tetramin, Tetra and possibly the API product unless the first 3-4 ingredients listed in them is all good.

Many fish food products will list grains and fillers in the first 3 ingredients. I'd avoid those.

I've found that corydoras can be tough to get food to if you have other ferocious eaters in the tank. If that's the case I feed them after lights out.
Okay, first off, yes, I'm a dork and like lists and graphs and whatnot. But looked at all ingredients.

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