Flake food

Oldroamer

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Hi all,

I mainly feed my fish, neons, harlequins and Cory sterbae, on Hikari micro wafers. I also like to use some flake food. A couple of months ago I bought a tub of Aquariun tropical flakes, the very top few flakes were as normal but as I progressed further they were in clumps of flakes which seemed difficult to separate. Further down the whole tub seems to be one large block which I have tried to break up.
Has anyone else encountered this and any thoughts on whether this food is ok to us.
I cannot return to the shop I bought them as it is closed due to lock.
 

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Sounds like it may have gotten wet (?)
Does the container have an expiry date?
 

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It sounds like some moisture has got into the container. As long as they aren't moldy should be fine. Separate them and dry them in an oven on very low heat.
 
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I keep the tub in a drawer in a dry area, however I could well have used damp fingers or tweezers to pick some out. I have taken the lid off and placed it on top of a radiator to see if that helps.
 

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Ive just changed from the Aquariun after almost 20 years cos i had the same in my last tub. Was all clumped together but looking on the ingredients made me switch to something else.
The Guppys stopped eating it altogether.
So i swapped it for TetraMin Flake, It has a real different feel to it & everybody eats it
 
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What ingredient made you decide to change? I have just tried the flake and after about 30 minutes on top of the radiator they do seem a bit better.
 
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