Your Fish Stuff has been around since 2004, but their food has recently caught our attention. Like our own diets, the hobby has seen exceptional results from using quality food that is highly nutritious, fresh and locally sourced ingredients. We recently came across the company’s YFS Limited Ingredient Fish Food line.
There are two things they note in this line. First, it is handcrafted at low temperatures to lock in freshness and nutrition. Second, its made of limited ingredients from local sources. Both of these are key factors in selecting food for our finned friends. Another selling point was the limited ingredients, keeping the food simple also helps keep healthy fish along with a cleaner tank.
There are eight types of food in the YFS Limited Ingredient line including YFS Krill Crisp Flake, YFS Seafood Crumbles, YFS Seafood Crunch, YFS Seafood Sticks, YFS Spirulina Crisp Flake, YFS Veggie Crumbles, YFS Veggie Crunch and YFS Veggie Sticks. All are potential choices for saltwater or freshwater fish.
Zeroing in on the YFS Krill Crisp Flake, we looked at the ingredients and its pretty much what we’d expect — krill and farm fresh spirulina plus some garlic to kick up the appetite. Digging down into the description, the spirulina is fresh and farmed in the U.S. and the company notes its the backbone of their limited ingredients diets. The krill is harvested from the cool Antarctic waters to ensure fresh and high quality results. As we’ve seen with other premium food, drying everything at a low temperature helps ensure the nutrients are preserved as much as possible.
Looking at the price of YFS Limited Ingredient food ($7.99 for 3 oz. of the YFS Krill Crisp Flake), you’ll pay about the same or maybe even less than with your commercial off-the-shelf products you find at most major box stores and LFSs. Through the website you can also auto-renew your order to ensure you’ll have a steady stream of food coming in. The drop-down options allow for you to have the order resent every month, 3 months, 6 months or year.
Sure shipping may add to the costs ($5.95 for one package), but these is the perfect product for a club group buy to share the costs of shipping, while getting a good price on some quality food. We’ll hopefully get our hands on some of this in the near future and share those results.