Extra algae with fresh seafoods make this a gourmet natural food for herbivorous marine and freshwater fishes. Developed by aquaculture biologists to duplicate a natural coral reef diet, this formula is excellent for Surgeonfish, Angelfish, Butterfly Fish, African Cichlids, Plecostomus and other algae-eaters.
Best Used For
Surgeonfish, Pygmy Angels (Centropyge), Large Angels (Pomacanthus, etc.)
Occasionally Used For
Damsels, Butterflyfish, Wrasses, other marine fish except predators, and African Cichlids
Plankton, gel binder, spinach, shrimp, krill, clams, krill hydrolysate, lettuce, peas, sardine meal, salmon egg oil, squid, kelp, lecithin, casein, spirulina, cod liver oil, paprika, vitamins (choline chloride, ascorbic acid including stabilized vitamin C, vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, vitamin A acetate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, beta-carotene supplement, biotin), amino acids (dl-methionine, taurine, lysine) and trace elements of manganese sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate and sodium selenite
Crude Protein (min) 17.0%
Crude Fat (min) 1.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.5%
Moisture (max) 82.0%
(Protein as percentage of dry matter - 94.4%)
Ocean Nutrition, originally founded in 1982, has never wavered from its original goal to provide the freshest and absolutely best possible foods for marine and freshwater tropical fish. The original concept, rooted in the early days of marine tropical fish breeding and culture, including anemone fish, Garibaldi and yellow-head jawfish, was to duplicate the natural and very complex diet that coral reef fishes feed upon in their natural environment. The task was not easy since their biologists had to find a readily available substitute for the many tiny invertebrate critters, eggs, and plankton that were the normal prey of these beautiful and exotic fish. The formulas gradually evolved over the years, and then were promptly improved and expanded upon as the ingredients became fresher, more exotic, and closer to the natural source of the coral reef itself.
Ocean Nutrition is recognized as the pioneer of "formula diets" and unique in its approach to provide the same Formula Feed in different forms: many are available in frozen, flake, and pellet form.