When it comes to feeding my reef, I have never practiced “brand loyalty”. I have a string of LFS’s that are always pushing their latest and greatest new lines, and I am the perfect guy to sell them to. I will buy pretty much anything that is suggested to me, especially if you throw buzz words in like: High Quality, Ocean Fresh, and All Natural.
A few weeks ago, my local LFS started carrying ROD’s FOOD. Flashy packaging naturally caught my eye, but the salesman’s convincing experience-based story closed the deal. This guy raved about ROD’s FOOD as though it had become a part of his special diet too. With ROD’s FOOD in my bag, and my wallet feeling lighter, I was homebound to feed the reef.
ROD’s Foods offers several formulas to choose from, I personally went with the Original Blend. The personal blend has tons of stuff in it. Shrimp, Scallop, Oyster, Clam, Squid, Octopus, Mysis, Krill, Plankton, Nori, Brine, Red Cyclops, Fish and Oyster Eggs, Broccoli, Carrot, Garlic, Rotifers, are just a few of the ingredients mentioned on the package.
With my lights still fully on, I fed the tank. To my surprise, many of my finicky corals extended their polyps and begged for a bite. It was awesome. The cherry on top was watching my mandarin goby eat something other than live pods! I’ve been feeding the reef every two or three days and the reactions have been consistent. My tank goes into a state of frenzied feeding from second the food hits the water.
If you are in the market for a new food that will please all of your reef critters, give ROD’s FOOD a try.