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So, does anyone have any opinions on the shelf life of fish food? I've got a 3/4 full container of cichlid food. Not sure how old it is. And my betta bio-gold is easily a couple of years old. I'm assuming that these have a shelf life like any other food?

How are you supposed to keep betta food fresh? Seeing as how you only feed a tiny bit at a time, a package lasts a looooooooooong time with only one betta kid. *o2
 

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In general, it is suggested that you only get enough fish food at one time to last about 3 months but I doubt it will lose all of its value that quickly. Fish food will not go bad very quickly at all but it does lose nutrient value with time and ends up as empty calories if you keep it around long enough. For that reason alone, I would not keep using very old fish food.
 

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+1 to oldman.

Although some fish food, such as flakes, dont actually go bad, they can, however, loose nutrient value. On the other hand, frozen food such as bloodworms and brine shrimp stay reletivily fresh for a while. Still, I dont like to feed my fish frozen food which is more than 4 months. *pc
 

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Okay, in the trash it goes. LOL I think I'll be buying fresh betta food too assuming I can find one I like.
 
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