Omega One Shock

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Kanga, 30 Jan 2008.

  1. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Today while I was in Durban, I went to Northlands to get some Hydrocarbonate for Surgeon and saw the Omega one foods there.

    Paid R119 for the Marine Pellets with Garlic. 8.25oz (no idea what an ounce is:whistling:)


    Here is where I got shocked when I arrived home.

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    OK so the container is a little bigger, to my horror I checked the weights.

    Omega 231gr - Paid R119
    Tetra 52gr - Paid R101

    For 231gr of Tetra it would have been R448. And we thought it was cheap.

    Yes I know one is flakes and the other pellets, however its 231gr vs 52gr of food, period.

    And damn my fish go nuts for the Omega one.
    I will check how they colour and look over the next few weeks.


    So here to Omega, a great product available in our little country.
     
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  3. Muz

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    Dude, are you sure of the price on the Tetra, last time I bought, if i recall correctly it was R75, I am under correction, I am sure someone will cast light on this.. I must go check around and see if it is still that price
     
  4. Kanga

    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Still have the price on the back of the Tetra, will take a photo if you like:)

    But even at R75 it would be R333.17 for the same amount as the Omega, the Tetra would have to sell for R26 to be the same price per gr

    Of course the Important thing would be is the Omega a better product for my fish?

    Can anyone shed some light?
     
  5. HenkHugo

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    Hey Kanga,

    glad you are happy with the food. Our clostest competing tetra product would be the marine flakes and garlic marine flakes in the 63g container.
     
  6. sihaya

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    I like Omega one... it's what we sold at the LFS where I worked. My boss gave me some long spiel about why it's better, but I honestly don't remember (wish I did). I'm sure Henk can tell us though... ;)
     
  7. Alfie

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    That is astounding. I just checked and I am paying between R100-R110 for 80g of Ocean Nutrion.
     
  8. HenkHugo

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    Hey Sara!

    Kanga just woke me up to tell me how amazing OmegaOne is... hehehehe

    Short version:

    They dont use any fishmeal in hte manufacturing process only whole fresh fish. I'll post the whole long story from their website once i have woken up :p
     
  9. HenkHugo

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    would that be their pellets?
     
  10. Zookeeper

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    Sorry to say but the Omega marine flakes are way to small.Half way through and all I have is flakes less than 3 mm in size.I won`t buy the flakes again.
     
  11. HenkHugo

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    sorry to hear that you dont like Zookeeper...
     
  12. Zookeeper

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    I would like to try the pellets,where can I buy in the Northern suburbs (Cape Town)
     
  13. HenkHugo

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    The long version....

    ok guys heres the long version as per the OmegaOne website :thumbup:

    in 7 years they went from no where to the 3rd biggest brand of fish food in the USA... not bad if you think about it :)

     
  14. HenkHugo

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    Panorama would be your best bet :thumbup:
     
  15. sihaya

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    Hmmm... I don't use them this way. I just mix them in with my all-in-one reef food.
     
  16. jacquesb

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    Hi zookeeper -

    I am not sure about the Nothern Suburbs, BUT, I can tell you that the LFS in lower Bree Street (CT CBD) stocks Omega One. They are about to become sponsors (in the next few weeks)......

    Cheers!
     
  17. brentnorm

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    Panorama PetShop definately has stock. Saw it there the other day while I was buying a battery operated air pump.
     
  18. HenkHugo

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    yea they carry the full range of products
     
  19. palmerc

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    I also use Omega One - Garlic pellets, Kelp pellets and the regular flake.

    My main criticism with the pellets are:

    1) The garlic pellets do not sink (or not quickly enough), so they end up going over the overflow. I do not have the same problem witht he Kelp pellets which sink slowly allowing all fish the chance to get to them, not just the brave ones that venture to the surface.

    2) The pellets are a little big for small fish eg damsels and blennies. They cannot fit into their mouths. Before the Omega One I used Nutrafin pellets. These pellets were much better in terms of size and "sinkability".

    When I buy again I will go for the flakes rather than pellets for the above reasons.
     
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  20. Pterois

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    I (and the fish) dig these flakes... Compared to other flakes I have used they do not look over processed (tetraMarin flakes all look identical in thickness and consistency).
     
  21. HenkHugo

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    The kelp pellets float as per the lable... its more of malawis than marines but the guys in the states plan on brining out the kelp and colour pellets in a sinking form... :)

    i find it strange that you say the marine pellets do not sink... i feed it to both my marines and my discus and it sinks perfectly fine this side... and with all the otehr users that i have spoken to... i will chat to the guys in the states and hear if they have a fix for this. :thumbup:
     
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