#1.Hikari USA Inc. Tropical Discus Bio-Gold
If you are looking for the best discus food, look no further. We highly recommend the Hikari USA Bio Gold because it simply works better than other brands in terms of getting your discus to eat it, slowly sinking to the bottom, and staying together in the water without dissolving. It also promotes beautiful coloration in your fish and offers accelerated growth.
Best Discus Food
- #1.Hikari USA Inc. Tropical Discus Bio-Gold
- #2.Cobalt Aquatics Discus Hans Flake
- #3.Ocean Nutrition Discus Flakes
- #4.Seachem Discus Trace Elements
- #5.New Life Spectrum Discus
#1.Hikari USA Inc. Tropical Discus Bio-Gold
When it comes to the best discus food, there can only be one winner. We pick the Hikari USA Bio Gold because it has a solid reputation and is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. So in our opinion, a few of the standout features are the fact that it sinks slower than other brands and it holds up in the water much better than most others, which tend to dissolve sooner.
This gives your discus plenty of time to peck away at it before it reaches the bottom. In general, we find that the discus tend to gravity towards this brand more than most other brands based on taste. Overall, it has a great nutritional profile with no fillers, preservatives, or anything to foul up the water. Our only complaint is that it kind of stinks.
#2.Cobalt Aquatics Discus Hans Flake
Next, we have the Cobalt Aquatics Discus Hans Flake, which is the best discus food if you are interested in giving your discus fish top grade nutrients. This is made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients. In our opinion, the Cobalt Aquatics has one of the top nutritional profiles, and arguably better than that of the Hikari USA. It is designed to promote health, color and digestion.
So one of the standout features of the Cobalt Aquatics is that it contains probiotics, which greatly help improve the digestion of your pets. This also leads to less waste and a cleaner aquarium. Overall, this discus food is pretty amazing when it comes to nutrition. The pitfalls are that it doesn’t seem as effective in staying in tact underwater as the Hikari and the smell is even worse.
#3.Ocean Nutrition Discus Flakes
Ocean Nutrition Discus Flakes is another great brand and we consider it to be the best discus food with a high protein content that is easily digestable and palatable. One of the good things to know about this brand is that it is formulated by aquaculture biologists and they know what they are doing. It has a really high acceptance rate, which is quite rare.
So we think the standout feature is just that discus seem to like this brand more than most others. It is on par with Hikari in this matter. It also has a pretty impressive ingredients list. The downside to this brand is that it is actually quite flaky and will easily crumble to the bottom. Although it dissolves quite quickly, it won’t leave your water murky which is a nice bonus.
#4.Seachem Discus Trace Elements
Next on our list is the Seachem Discus Trace Elements. It is made in Germany and meant to give your discus fish the best possible nutrients including all trace elements. So what separates the Seachem from the rest of the brands out there is the fact that is contains more and better quality nutrients. Many other brands skimp on trace elements, but Seachem has it all.
We also find that discuss really like this brand and just eat it up like candy. It keeps them growing and allows them to get into their adult colors. Our only real complaint with this stuff is that it costs too much per bottle, but hey this is the price you pay if you want your discus to eat really well and have the best possible nutrients.
#5.New Life Spectrum Discus
Lastly, we have the New Life Spectrum Discus, which is made of quality krill, herring, squid, mussels and other seafood that is also easily digestible for your fish. We like that it also includes a bunch of natural color enhancing ingredients that will lead to vibrant colors in your discus. We like that the ingredients list is long and extensive and includes plenty of veggies.
Perhaps what separates this brand from the rest is the fact that it really does a good job in helping your discus grow into its mature color. We are not going to out right say that it enhances the color of discus fish, but we will say that it seems to makes your fish look more colorful, vibrant and healthy.