Why don’t I list the prices above? Because they change quite a bit! I would hate to list a price and then have a reader go to Amazon, only to be quoted a different price. In general, you should spend no more that $6 for the 10.59oz. bottle, but I would check each of the sites above to see who has the best deal of the day.
Tetra ReptoMin Floating Sticks Turtle Food Review
Tetra stands out as one of the most well known names in the aquatic industry. And with good reason. They have been around for over 50 years and have been trusted by aquatic enthusiasts throughout. The ReptoMin Floating Sticks are no exception and the product is arguably the best value turtle food on the market. It has the essential components of a turtle’s diet, and also is extremely affordable.
The 10.59 oz. bottle typically fluctuates between $5-$6, making it one of the more affordable foods on the market. Like many pellets, these sticks are great because they float at the top of the water.
I have fed ReptoMin sticks to my Red-Eared Slider and Painted Turtle in the past, and they were very satisfied. I have since upgraded to slightly more premium food, but the ReptoMin diet is an excellent choice for any turtle owner.
ReptoMin ingredient list
The food is comprised of mostly fish and shrimp, making it an excellent source of protein.
Some other key ingredients include wheat starch, dried yeast, corn flour, shrimp meal, wheat gluten, potato protein, dehulled soybean meal, soybean oil, monobasic calcium phosphate, L-lysine monohydrochloride, lecithin, and algae meal.
Beyond the protein, the sticks are also a great source of Calcium and vitamin C which are both essential to support strong skeletal and shell development.
What I like about it
- The protein content
- The sticks float for easier turtle interaction
- Calcium and vitamin C
What I don’t like about it
- The mess! As mentioned, I no longer feed my turtles this food, but when I did, it would often make the tank a bit messy. The sticks would sometimes cloud the water and without a great filter, this can cause some problems in the water
Do turtles like the taste of ReptoMin Turtle Food?
From all the research I have done, most breeds seem to enjoy the taste of the food. I never had any issue with taste, however, when I combined the sticks with frozen food, my turtles seemed to prefer the frozen food.
Which turtles can have ReptoMin Turtle Food?
Any turtle that is an omnivore (and even frogs and newts!). Luckily, most pet turtles are omnivores so any of the following breeds should be fine: Red-Eared Sliders, Painted Turtles, Snapping Turtles, and Wood Turtles.
How long does a 10.59 ounce bottle last?
If you feed your turtle once a day, this bottle will last roughly 4-5 months. This comes out to roughly $1 per month!
Where to buy ReptoMin turtle food in bulk?
At the time of writing this, Chewy offers a 6.83 pound bucket for just under $50.
This is a great option if you have many turtles to feed. If you only have one or two turtles, this size will probably last you 3 years!
How much ReptoMin to feed your turtle?
I recommend feeding your turtle ReptoMin once a day. The amount of pellets will depend on the size of your turtle, but in general you should give them as many pellets that they can eat in around 2 minutes. You can learn more in my guide about how much to feed a turtle. Be careful not to overfeed!