NLS, Dainichi color FX, HBH attack, and Hikari cichlid excel.
I wanted to try a variety. I've noticed that the NLS and Dainichi are a close tie. They both get the same response from my fish. If i had to say which one was liked more, i'd have to go with the NLS. Who knows which is getting my fish to color up cuz i use all of them. I will also say that my fish are not very eager to eat the HBH. Dont know what it is, but they are almost reluctant to eat it, some even spit it out till they realize its all their getting at that feeding. After reading this post, i did test the HBH to the Dainichi. Hands down, the "D" was preferred.
I feed my fry a mix of Ocean Nutrition "spirulina flakes" and "cichlid omni formula flakes", and Ken's "growth formula" granules. My fry usually take to the different flakes right away and have some adjustment time to get used to Kens.
Anyway, if i had to pick two for all my fish, i'd pick the Dainichi and NLS!