Flakes got here super fast and in great shape. Was expecting it to be all crushed up, doubly so with the packaging, but they include quite large flakes. This is the first time any of these fish were fed flakes and they weren't sure about this red stuff floating around. One took a chance and a feeding frenzy commenced. Have been able to feed 3-4 year old fish as well as 4 month old fry. Great stuff, will buy again.