Hikari Micro Wafers

Hikari Micro Wafers Review

Quick Overview



Pellet Size


Pellet Type

Slow Sinking





In Depth Overview

Hikari Micro Wafers have been in the aquarium hobby for several years now. I have been using the food for a few months now and have enjoyed it. I believe it has a few positives and negatives that I will discuss below. 

This review of Hikari Micro Wafers is from my personal experience as an aquarium hobbyist.

Hikari Micro Wafers

Do Fish Like the Food?

When I examine different fish foods, the main question I ask is, “Do my fish like it?”. It could be the “best” fish food in the world with the greatest ingredients, but if my fish don’t like it, then all is for naught.

In this case, I believe my fish would give this food their seal of approval for taste. They did not seem to need any time to get used to the taste or did not need some “intentional fasting” to lure them into eating it. They readily try to devour this food.

Package Sizing and Pricing

Hikari Micro Wafers come in three pack sizes, 0.7oz, 1.58oz, and 2.2lbs. The 1.58oz pack will run you about $6 on Amazon but the prices can vary depending on sales and in store prices. Compared to other similar pellet foods this price in about standard but there are still cheaper options. If you only have one tank the price is probably worth it, but if you have a bunch of tanks, I could see some better options.

Hikari Micro Wafers Next to a Dime
Hikari Micro Wafers Next To A Dime

Pellet Overview

In my opinion, the title “micro wafer” is a little deceiving. I find this food to be a little big for my small fish, like my neon tetras and small guppies. However, it doesn’t keep them from trying to, and sometimes succeeding to, eat it. I believe the pellet size is a little better for “larger” small fish like larger tetras or mollies.

As far as sinking pellets go, this does just that. Sometimes I have a few pellets that float for a little while, but most sink at a slow rate. It’s great for fish that like to eat from the middle of the water column. It can also be great for feeding bottom feeders like cory cats. My cories seem to really enjoy them.

Hikari also carries a micro pellet I’m hoping to try soon. It appears smaller than the wafer and would be a better option for those with nano fish.

Ingredient Quality

One of the stronger reasons to like Hikari Micro Wafers is the use of quality ingredients. I usually judge this by the first few ingredients being solid protein sources. In this case, a krill meal is one of the top choices.

Fish meal is a standard, cheap fish food ingredient for most foods, but krill is great for the coloration of your fish and is usually a reason the food is a little more expensive. 

I would not place this food in the high-end category of ingredients but it’s certainly not the lowest. There are a good number of vitamins and minerals added to make up for missing nutrients. I believe makes for a well-balanced “everyday” fish food.

Hikari Micro Wafers Ingredients List
Hikari Micro Wafers Ingredients List

Market Availability

One of the nice things about Hikari fish food is that it is available just about anywhere. This particular food can be found in most pet shops and is readily available on most internet commerce shops. The link I put at the bottom of the page is for Amazon.com.

My Final Verdict

So, what are my final thoughts in this Hikari Micro Wafers review?

I truly do enjoy this fish food. My only negatives are that it can be a little pricey for those with multiple aquariums, and it may not be for those trying to feed nano fish or of course large fish.

It’s great for most Tetras, Corydoras, Molly’s, Platy’s, Dwarf African Cichlids, Dwarf Gouramis, and the list could go on. This is a great go-to food that is readily eaten, has good ingredients, and is widely available.

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Where to Purchase Hikari Micro Wafers

If you believe this food is something you would like to try, then please consider using the link below for purchasing some for yourself. This link is an Amazon Affiliate link and helps to support the blog.

Thanks for reading!

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