API Algae Eater Wafers Fish Food, 6.4-oz bottle - Chewy.com

API Algae Eater Wafers Fish Food

Rated 4.4848 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Complete and balanced diet for all algae-eating fish including Plecostomus, Ancistrus and Otociclus.
  • Produces up to 30% less ammonia than competitors. Comes in sinking form.
  • Contains rich blend of algae and omega-3 fatty acids plus alfalfa, a good source of fiber.
  • Yeast, garlic, vitamins C and E help support the immune system.
  • Highly digestible recipe helps reduce waste for cleaner, clearer water.

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Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

Are these wafers good to feed corydora catfish?
Answer by ChewyNov 20, 2017
These wafers can be enjoyed by your Corydoras Catfish.

can this be safely fed to snails?
Answer by ChewySep 06, 2020
API Algae Eater Wafers Fish Food will not harm your shrimp or snails, but they will need a different food source to meet their nutritional needs.

can a Jewel cichlids eat these?
Answer by ChewyNov 11, 2018
This food can be fed to Jewel Cichlids.

Can these Algae Eater wafers cause a algae bloom in an aquarium? I ask because using these wafers, my 75 gal. tropical aquarium had a huge algae bloom after dropping these wafers in it. after a few days.
Answer by ChewyMay 20, 2018
The Algae Eater Food is not known to create algae blooms but if any uneaten food remains at the bottom it could create algae.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Brelynn on Nov 10, 2022

Bottom feeders like them

I did find a better kind than these my otos will eat but these work for my snails, shrimp, Gara, and cories.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Roger on Jun 15, 2022

arrived and undamaged

Came in on time, and now I can feed my fishy xD Hopefully this will last for a little while until I can buy a bigger bottle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dicemom on May 6, 2022

Sinks right down

I was using crumbled food for my pleco's but it would float and the cichlids would eat most of it. These wafers sink right to the bottom so the pleco's get a shot at them too

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nance on Apr 28, 2022

Good food for bottom feeders

This is a quality food that my catfish and other bottom feeders love. It doesn’t cloud the water and I am very happy with this fish food.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By AngelaNova on Apr 18, 2022


The 2.5 Oz. Container had TINY pellets (think betta sized food) NOT LARGE! Waste of money!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kathymom on Oct 23, 2021

Much better

The tabs I have been using for a long time always clouded the water for several hours after feeding. API wafers don't do that and the fish love them. The two Plecos I have are several years old now and they are thriving on these wafers.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KCRE on Sep 20, 2021

my pleco does good finding it

My pleco windex is pretty decent at finding it, he isn’t the type to stay on the ground but once he finds it he’s good, hopefully he is finding it in time, I feel like other fish eat it and he isn’t eating.., but I hope he is doing okay, he’s been with me for over a year so….

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Indigo on Sep 1, 2021

Plecos and Chinese algae eaters like these

My long-fin chocolate plecos spawned and the fry were having trouble finding food, but not with these wafers. The moment I drop them in the tank the young plecos are on them. Same is true of the adult plecos and my Chinese algae eaters.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marge on Apr 22, 2021

Algae Eater food

I do like this algae eater food a lot. It does not cloud the water and my two algae eaters love it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Torbell on Nov 4, 2020

Wonderful always buy

I have 4 aquariums and my algae eaters range from an inch to 14 inches long and I don’t have much algae grow ever so I use this just adding 3 of these every few days keeps my fellas happy! You want to put them in at night time when these guys like to be active or the other fishes eat them up before my big guys get to them!