Hikari Algae Wafers - The "Original Algae Wafer" Diet For Plecostomus & Algae Eaters!

Algae Wafers

Saving Plecostomus – A Hikari Success Story!

In 1991 when we launched Hikari Tropical Algae Wafers, no other food existed to help keep plecostomus healthy. There were many reports of Plecostomus getting thinner with each passing day. To address this problem, Hikari began researching raw materials and production techniques to develop potential diets. After considerable experimentation, we developed the best ingredient formulation possible. Next we had to develop a pellet the fish would eat, one that wouldn’t dissolve in water and allowed the nutrition to be accessed readily. The revolutionary disk shape was chosen because it complimented the way plecostomus eat. Of course over the years our Hikari Tropical Algae Wafers have saved many plecos and become a sales leader worldwide. Today, there are many imitations, but the fish that count know nothing is better and it’s their opinion that’s important to Hikari!
The original disk shaped Algae Wafers were developed by studying their shape of mouth

The original disk shaped Algae Wafers were developed by studying their shape of mouth

The Original Algae Wafer and #1 Selling Plecostomus Diet Worldwide!

Algae Wafers were specifically developed for the hard to feed plecostomus and other algae eating bottom feeders. Hikari was the originator of this diet, now copied by many. Accept no substitutes, request the first and finest, Algae Wafers.

“My super picky goldfish will only eat [Hikari Algae Wafers] and Saki-Hikari for Goldfish. Truly great products.”

—Chris D.

“I keep clown plecos and now albino bristlenose and they looove Hikari Algae Wafers”

—Alan R.

“My oto loved [Hikari Algae Wafers].”

—Grace P.

“I have 6 L190 royals in same tank. I have put in JBL novo pleco and Hikari Algae Wafers…. each and everytime, they would be drawn to the Hikari!!”

—Henward T.

“I have fed my pleco your Algae Wafers exclusively and he is happy, healthy and going strong at 22 years old!”

—Cheri W.

“I recently tried your Algae Wafers for my Plecos, Otocinclus, cherry shrimp and snails. I think they’re the best Algae Wafers I have ever tried for my aquariums. They’re awesome. I intend to keep using them.”

—Rivqah D.


Nutritional Excellence

High levels of vegetable matter that algae eaters prefer and love
High in stabilized vitamin C to support immune system health.
Highly balanced nutrition

Unique Disc Shape Allows Easy Access
Will not dissolve nor cloud the water
Great for saltwater fish too


0.70 oz #21302
1.41 oz #21307
2.89 oz #21316
8.80 oz #21328
2.2 Lb Item #21366


Feed only the amount your fish will completely consume within two (2) hours. Some tropical fish resist a new type of food when changing their diet, continued use will ensure acceptance. Algae wafers can be broken into smaller pieces, if desired, for feeding other algae eating tropical or marine fish.


Mini Algae Wafers
Sinking Wafers
Micro Wafers