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Betta Fish Food Comparisons (list is not all inclusive, I’ll add more as time permits).

Before comparing ingredients, please take a moment to read this detailed article on fish nutrition. It explains things in easy to understand detail, and even helps you to learn how to understand food labels. A few common misconceptions and myths about soaking food is also brought to light.

Fish Nutrition by Pablo

* Garlic has been shown in a study to have antimicrobial properties and to be beneficial for the cardiovascular and immune system. If it’s in the ingredients list it has been hilighted in red.
Antimicrobial properties of Allium sativum (Garlic). © Springer-Verlag 2001

NorthFin Community Formula
Ingredients:
Whole Antarctic Krill Meal
Whole Sardine Meal
High Omega-3 (DHA)
Herring Meal
Wheat Flour
Kelp
Spirulina
Garlic
Vitamin A Acetate
L-Ascorby-2-Polyphospate (Source of Vitamin C)
D-Activated Animal-Sterol (D3)
DL Alphatocopherol (E)
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Hydrochloride B6
Astaxanthin (Haematococcus Algae)
Calcium Montmorillonite Clay
Riboflavin Supplement
Niacin
Pantothenic Acid
Thiamine
Calcium Pantothenate
Folic Acid
Biotin
Choline Chloride
Cobalt Sulfate
Ferrous Sulfate
Manganese Sulfate
Selenium
Zinc

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min) : 45%
Crude Fat (Min): 7%
Crude Fiber (Min): 5%
Moisture (Max): 9%
Ash (Max): 9%
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Aqueon Betta Food
Ingredients:
Whole Fish Meal (Whole salmon, herring & other mixed fishes)
Whole Wheat Flour
Soybean Meal, Shrimp Meal
Whole Dried Krill
Wheat Germ
Corn Gluten Meal
Fish Oil
Squid Meal
Garlic
Natural Astaxanthin
Dicalcium Phosphate
Dried Yeast
Choline Chloride
Calcium, Propionate (a preservative)
L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C)
Vitamin A
Acetate
Cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3)
Riboflavin Supplement
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Niacin
Menadione Sodium Bisulphite Complex (source of vitamin K activity)
Folic acid
Thiamine
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6)
Calcium Pantothenate
Biotin
DL-Alphatocopherol (E)
Manganese Sulfate
Cobalt Sulfate
Ferrous Sulfate
Copper Sulfate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 38.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 7.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 7.0%
Moisture (max.) 8.0%
Phosphorus (min.) 1%.
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Hikari Betta Bio-Gold
Ingredients:
Fish Meal
Wheat Flour
Soybean Meal
Rice Bran
Potato Starch
Krill Meal
Corn Gluten Meal
Wheat Germ Meal
Brewers Dried Yeast
Wheat Gluten Meal
DHA Oil
Spirulina
Dried Seaweed Meal
DL-Methionine
Garlic
Astaxanthin
Grape Seed Extract
Choline Chloride
Vitamin E Supplement
L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C)
Inositol
D-Calcium Pantothenate
Riboflavin
Vitamin A Supplement
Thiamine Mononitrate
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Niacin
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K)
Folic Acid
Vitamin D3 Supplement
Biotin
Disodium Phosphate
Ferrous Sulfate
Magnesium Sulfate
Zinc Sulfate
Manganese Sulfate
Cobalt Sulfate
Calcium Iodate
Red 3

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min.) 38.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 4.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 3.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Ash (Max.) 12.0%
Phosphorus (Min.) 0.7%
Vitamin A 25,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 5,100 IU/kg
Vitamin E 1,600 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid 390 mg/kg
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Tetra Betta Floating Betta Fish Food Pellets
Ingredients:
Wheat Flour
Fish Meal
Shrimp Meal
Algae Meal
Wheat Gluten
Potato Protein
Corn Starch
Soybean oil
Corn Gluten
Dried Yeast
Monobasic Calcium Phosphate
Lecithin
Yeast Extract
Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C)
Inositol, Niacin
A-Tocopherol-Acetate (source of Vitamin E)
Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (source of Vitamin B2)
L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (stabilized Vitamin C)
Choline Chloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate
Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1)
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6)
Vitamin A Palmitate (source of Vitamin A)
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K)
Biotin
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Cholecalciferol (source of Vitamin D3)
Manganese Sulfate
Zinc Sulfate
Ferrous Sulfate
Cobalt Acetate
Color includes: Annatto Extract, Beta-carotene, Red 3 and Canthaxanthin
Ethoxyquin as a preservative

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 43.0% min.
Crude Fat 10.0% min.
Crude Fiber 2.0% max.
Moisture 8.0% max.
Phosphorus 0.8% min.
Ascorbic Acid
(Vitamin C) 600 mg/kg min.
Omega-3
Fatty Acids 8,000 m
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National Geographic Betta Pellets
Ingredients:
Salmon
Wheat Flour
Soy Flour
Shrimp
Herring
Wheat Gluten
Vegetable Oil
BHA (a Preservative)
BHT (a Preservative)
Ethoxyquin (a Preservative)
Canthaxanthin (Color)
Potassium Sorbate (a Preservative)
Lecithin
Calcium
L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (a Source of Vitamin C)
Vitamin A Acetate
Vitamin D3 Supplement
Vitamin E Supplement
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Riboflavin
Niacin and Inositol

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 38.0%
Crude Fat (min) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
Moisture (max) 8.0%
Ash (max) 8.5%
Vitamin A (min) 15,400 IU/kg
Vitamin B2 (min) 22mg/kg
Vitamin C (min) 880mg/kg
Vitamin D3 (min) 2,200mg/kg
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Ocean Nutrition Atison’s Betta Food
Ingredients:
Fish meal
wheat flour
soy-bean meal
krill meal
alpha amylase
minerals (calcium carbonate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate)
calcium propionate (preservative)
yellow 6 lake
vitamins [a-tocopheral acetate (source of vitamin E)
menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K3 activity)
pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6)
calcium pantothenate
thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1)
niacin
riboflavin (source of vitamin B2)
folic acid
biotin, ethoxyquin (preservative)
vitamin B12 supplement
vitamin A supplement
cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3)
citric acid (preservative)
propyl gallate (preservative)
butylated hydroxyanisole (preservative)

Crude Protein (min.) — 42.1%
Crude Fat (min.) — 6.3%
Crude Fiber (max.) — 1.0%
Moisture (max.) — 8.7%
Ash (max.) — 9.1%
Phosphorus (min.) — 1.3%
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Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
Ingredients:
Whole Salmon
Halibut
Shrimp
Wheat flour
Wheat Gluten
Fresh Kelp
Astaxanthin
Lecithin
L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C)
Natural and Artificial Colors
Vitamin A Acetate
Vitamin D3 Supplement
Vitamin E Supplement
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Riboflavin, Niacin
Pantothenic Acid
Folic Acid, Biotin
Inositol
Tocopherol (Preservative)
Ethoxyquin (Preservative)

Guaranteed Analysis:
Min. Crude Protein….42%
Min. Crude Fat………12%
Max. Crude Fiber…….2%
Max. Moisture………. 8.5%
Max. Ash……………..8 %
Min. Phosphorus……(0.5% )
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New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula (carnivore, herbivore, & omnivore)
Ingredients:
Whole Fish
Whole Antarctic Krill
Chlorella Algae
Whole Wheat Flour
Omega-3
Ulva Seaweed
Spirulina
Kelp
Garlic
Alfalfa
Mollusk
Fruit Extract
Vegetable Extract
Beta Carotene
Vitamin A Acetate
Vitamin D Supplement
Vitamin E Supplement
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Niacin
Folic Acid
Biotin
Thiamine
Riboflavin Supplement
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Calcium Pantothenate
L-Ascorby-2-Polyphosphate (Stable C)
Choline Chloride
Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide
Cobalt Sulfate
Ferrous Sulfate
Manganese Sulfate

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 48.0% min.
Crude Fat 5.0% min.
Crude Fiber 4.0% max.
Moisture 10.0% max.
Ash 8.0% max.
Vitamin A 8,000 IU/kg min.
Vitamin D 2,500 IU/kg min.
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg min.