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

“My fish love your food it’s the only kind they will eat, I’ve tried others but they refuse it, I have lots of fish and go through a large bag or more every month of the large pellets. Anyways me and my fish both love your food! They keep growing and have beautiful colors!! Thank you!!”


I bought some when I was living in EEUU and I love it, it is really awesome and the Daphnia and Blood Worms is really impressive…

“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.”



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®