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 and #1 Selling Plecostomus Diet Worldwide!

®Hikari Tropical Algae Wafers™ were specifically developed for the hard to feed plecostomus and other algae eating bottom feeders. Accept no substitutes, request the first and finest, ®Hikari Tropical Algae Wafers™.


  • 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

“When I feed my plecos it usually takes them about a minute or so to start eating another brand… when I fed yours [Hikari Algae Wafers] they began eating in less than 30 seconds. Normally there are pieces left over, not with yours, they ate it all! When I fed my corys your Sinking Wafers they looked like a bunch of piranhas eating the food. They have never acted like this before. All I can say is my fish sure act different when I used your products, it was like they just could not resist your food. I want more.”


“My betta has never flourished as he has since I started using the Betta Bio-Gold pellets. In fact, I can put Betta Bio-Gold pellets in his aquarium along with another competitive premium brand and my betta will actually eat your food and leave the other brand floating, he actually distinguishes between the two! His colors have been amazingly enhanced and his coloration is the envy of many of my friends who also have bettas. Because of the success with the Betta Bio-Gold pellets, I have also started feeding Hikari Bio-Pure Blood Worms to both my betta and dwarf gouramis and the Hikari Algae Wafers to my pitbull pleco. The gouramis (who are finicky eaters) will go into a frenzy for your Blood Worms and my little pleco will actually charge to an Algae Wafer as soon as it hits the aquarium floor, this is especially amazing in that he usually hides during the daylight hours but will rush to a Hikari Algae Wafer any time of day. I will be serving my fish only Hikari products as they are clearly the choice of my fish no matter what the species! They are DEFINITELY worth it!”


I like to feed fish only high quality food from the best brands, and I feed them a variety of food for a more balanced diet.


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™ discs can be broken into smaller pieces, if desired, for feeding other algae eating tropical or marine fish.


Mini Algae Wafers™
Sinking Wafers®
Micro Wafers®