I have several different feeds that I do. Variety tends to bring out the best in my fish, both in color and longevity. Mashes, pellets, flakes etc... change it up and they do well.
My reef- gets the club mash or my own mash similar to this... along with NLS pellets, and cobalt "omni" flakes. **this tank is also regularly fed food.
My Breeding Clowns- *breeders mash, NLS pellets (thera-a), cobalt Omni flakes
My Breeder Cardinals (banggai and red-spots)- breeder *meat mash, NLS pellets (thera-a), cobalt "omni flakes"
Crabs- Hair algae, flame algae, chaeto, red gracilaria, caulerpa, and opportunistic meat meals that come their way from the excess fish mashes.
*Reef mash: Club's mash usually contains: Cod, Shrimp, Scallops,Krill, Octopus,Squid, Blended Oysters, Nori, Mysis, Cyclops, Brine Shrimp, Spirulina Brine Shrimp, Rotifers,Daphnia, Bloodworms, NLS Pellets, Coral Frenzy, Selcon, Marine C, Garlic Extreme, Coral-Vite, ZoPlan, PhytoPlan, Marine Snow, Reef Chili
*Clown mash: squid, crab, shrimp, krill meal (FAF), Kelp meal (FAF), mysis, bloodworms (enriched), garlic clove, vitamin mix (FAF), Nori sheets shredded- all bound by FAF gelatin
*Cardinal mash: squid, crab, shrimp, krill meal (FAF), Kelp meal (FAF) *this is cut down by almost 75% though in this mash, mysis, bloodworms (enriched), vitamin mix (FAF)- all bound by FAF gelatin
LIVE FOOD: mysis, rotifers (both plicatilis and rotundiformus), parvocalinus crassirostris, tiggeropus californics, T. Iso micro-algae, Tetra micro-algae, p. shrimp and crab larvae as well.
My reef tends to thrive the more often I throw live in their as opposed to dried products.... and I am able to gut load them all before hitting the reef so they are pretty nutrition packed.