API Sinking Shrimp Pellets Bottom Feeder Fish Food, 7.9-oz bottle - Chewy.com

API Sinking Shrimp Pellets Bottom Feeder Fish Food

Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Complete and balanced diet for all bottom-feeding fish in pellet form.
  • Optimal protein for healthy growth and a healthy environment.
  • Produces 30% less ammonia than leading competitor foods.
  • Contains shrimp for a highly-palatable, nutrient-rich food.
  • Supplemented with seaweed and squid to promote healthy growth.

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Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

Do ghost shrimp eat this?
Answer by ChewyOct 21, 2018
These pellets are a complete & balanced diet to meet the nutritional requirements of all bottom feeding fish including catfish, plecostomus and loaches,

Would this be okay for African Dwarf Frogs?
Answer by ChewyAug 07, 2020
API Sinking Shrimp Pellets Bottom Feeder Fish Food can be used with African Dwarf Frogs.

Can I use this API sinking pellet food for my saltwater fish?
Answer by ChewyMay 18, 2021
This food can be used for all bottom-feeding fish.

is this food good for axolotls?
Answer by ChewyOct 06, 2020
This food is for bottom feeders and is not suitable for Axolotls.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
30 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

30 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PetMom on May 29, 2022

Keeps water clean

We have a tank with multiple kinds of fish, including a loach. The pet store recommended this so we started with it. When we ran out, it could not be found anywhere (thanks covid) so I tried something else for bottom feeders. What a difference in the water quality! Within days our tank was nasty and the loach was looking very unhappy, didn't see him for about a week. I was SO glad to find this again. Now the tank is clear and clean, my fish are happy again, I won't use anything else!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By none on Apr 17, 2022

Dry sharp edges

My fish ate it but I had to go too town and buy Wardley shrimp pellets. Wardley pellets are smooth and become mushy very quickly. My fish love them, even my tetras steal a bite or two from the bottom. The API are sharp and don't dissolve as quickly, I was worried about my Cory cats tender mouths with the API brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vonna on May 31, 2022

Corydora Catfish love them.

Have tried other brands but my corys love these best - they come out of hiding and search for every last pellet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By chester11 on May 13, 2022

Catfish love it

My catfish have been dining on this for years . . . and love it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CocoNUT on Dec 18, 2020

Outstanding product

I bought these pellets around 2 months ago and my fish and I have loved it ever since. I have 3 Pictus Catfish and a Pleco and they go for it the second the pellets hit the ground. I also have other fish, and THEY even go for them. I would definitely recommend this to other aquarists.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Shellyy on Jan 19, 2021

Food for All

My cory cats and zebra loaches love this food, but so do my rainbow fish. I have to feed a few extra so everyone gets enough!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Katy on Sep 12, 2020

Wow what a deal

Had no idea the size of this container. I only have a 5.5 gal take a 2 Cory cats and some mollies and a couple of otos. This is going to last a.LONG time! Great deal for the money!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Montana on Sep 26, 2020

Pleco loves these

Okay it did take our pleco a month to figure out these were food (he might not be the brightest pleco). But he loves these.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Betty on May 16, 2020

Shrim Pellets for Bottom Feeders

My Cory Catfish loves to work at eating these sinking pellets. I think these are for a larger size bottom feeding fish, but the Cory seems to be good with them. Just note that each pellet is at least 3 cm and round, so they will feed a couple of smaller Catfish no problem. My catfish is about 2 inches in length, so if you have a larger bottom feeder/5 inch fish, they would be perfect size for this larger pellet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mistake on Jun 12, 2020

Loaches Love Them

Way better than other product I tried! The Loaches eat them as soon as they hit the bottom. I am very pleased.