API Algae Eater Wafers Fish Food

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Fish TypeBottom Feeder, Tropical FreshwaterTropical FreshwaterBottom FeederBottom Feeder, Tropical FreshwaterBottom Feeder, Tropical Freshwater
Food FormWafersFlakesDry FoodPelletsWafers
Aquarium TypeFreshwaterFreshwater
Health FeatureImmune Support

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 4.5263 out of 5 stars
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37 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Timothy on Oct 10, 2023

Featherfin catfish approves of these

Great little snack for my Featherfin Catfish (squeaker catfish). He seems to eat these up just as fast as any other brand. Only bought these because the other brand was out of stock but I May keep buying these.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Frank on Oct 11, 2023

API Algae is awesome!!

These algae wafers are fantastic for helping with growth and coloration of my fish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Peggy on Sep 12, 2023

API Algae Eater Wafers Fish Food

My plecostomus loves this food it sinks perfectly to the bottom.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nope75 on Jul 20, 2023

The plecos love it.

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
Top 250 Contributor

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.