New Product – Fauna Marin SUPER FOOD

Soft Protein Super Food from Fauna Marin is a new Soft Shrimp based “Super Food” for your fish. Soft Protein Super Food is the first granulated food to include proteolytic properties*. Rich in protein and proteolytic enzymes, it provides your fish with key nutrition for healthy growth and a strengthened immune system. According to Fauna Marin your aquarium will also be supplied with various organic nitrogen compounds through the digestive process of your fish, which will in turn promote coral growth. What are Proteolytic Properties? *Proteolysis is the breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or amino acids. Proteolysis is typically catalyzed (sped up) by cellular enzymes called proteases, but may also occur by intra-molecular digestion. Low pH or high temperatures can also cause non-enzymatic proteolysis

Reef Interests NannoFlakes DHA+, Now Available in the US

Several years ago, Reef Interests was the 1st company to introduce Biopellets into the marine aquarium hobby.  They also later were the first and only to introduce the patent pending All-In-One Biopellets.  More recently, they developed a new algae based fish food in Europe called NannoFlakes DHA+.  Now, for the first time this new food is available in the US. I need to point out that one of our other companies, Aqua Specialty is the distributor for Reef interests products for the US and Canadian markets, so full disclosure on that.  We’ve been using NannoFlakes for several months and I can honestly say it is probably  the best algae based flake food I’ve ever used.  Algae loving fish such as Surgeonfish (Tangs), blennies, Rabbitfish (Fox

With LRS Foods, Hand Feeding Fish is a Plausible Option

Admit it. You’ve tried (and failed) to feed your fish by hand more times than you would care to admit. Everyone does it at some point, but not every aquarist is successful in forming a special bond with their fish. Fortunately, for those looking to create that bond and nurture a heart warming connection with their aquatic pets, hand feeding might be a whole lot easier with LRS frozen foods. We’ve already discussed how happy we have been using the LRS foods, but this video by a user shows just how well his fish take to it, even letting him feed them by hand with food that hasn’t even thawed fully. While we aren’t surprised that a fish like a clownfish is so friendly and is pigging out on the food, we were taken aback by the fact that the copperband butterflyfish pretty much did the same thing. Copperbands, and most butterflyfish in general, are shy and usually are finicky eaters. More often than not, they don’t do well in aquarium life, starving from a lack of proper food or a desire to eat what’s available

AlgaGen’s New Live Feeds Program

Healthy reefs depend on plankton, and fresh is always best. AlgaGen recently launched its Live Feeds Program, which aims to set up culture holding systems in local fish stores across the country. Stores that offer the new program will have live phytoplankton, rotifers, brine and/or copepods available to customers to feed their reefs or breed marine livestock with. Reef aquarists will now be ale to provide reef nutrition found in nature and elicit the natural feeding responses from all of the tank’s inhabitants. Don’t be afraid to ask your local fish store if this is something they will be carrying. Heres a video all about it:
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