Can feeding fish be fun? Sure it can. For many aquarists feeding fish and observing their feeding habits are one of the most interesting aspects of their hobby. Thanks to Gel Formula foods, they can be even more enjoyable. Following very simple instructions, you can prepare at home soft gel food for your fish in the form of jelly.
Jelly – the fish love it
Such a soft, hydrated formula makes the fish go crazy for this food. You can easily match the food to the nutritional requirements of the fish in your aquarium, because you can choose between food for omnivorous, carnivorous or herbivorous fish.
Gel Formula for Omnivorous Fish contains algae (8.5%), krill (3%), garlic, red pepper extract and fruit.
Gel Formula for Carnivorous Fish includes more than 24% of invertebrates including shrimp, krill, calanus, squid and insect larvae.
Gel Formula for Herbivorous Fish contains mostly algae. 5 species of algae, to be more precise: spirulina (Spirulina platensis), chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris), Lithothamnium calcareum and Kelp algae – Ascophyllum nodosum and Laminaria digitata.
Always at hand
Remember that you can freeze Gel Formula foods. Freshly prepared, they can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. However, if you have fewer fish and you don’t feed the entire stock from one sachet, freeze the food. Prepare portions of a size suitable for your stock in advance. Remember to always defrost the food before giving it to the fish! Soft gel food for fish are an excellent alternative to natural frozen food as they eliminate the risk of bringing pathogens with natural food into the aquarium.
Efficiency of Gel Formula
The efficiency of the product is spectacular. One 35 g sachet will give you the same amount of food as two 100 ml tins of Supervit granules.
- Gel Formula foods can be frozen. This way you always have safe and complete food at hand.
- Do you need sinking or floating food? The one to stick to the glass or to smear the stone with? You can have them all with Gel Formula.
- Gel Formula foods are very efficient. One sachet will give you the same amount of food as two 100 ml tins of granules.
Now the tin with 3×35 g sachets also contains a suction cup. When preparing food, e.g. in ice moulds, you can place the end of the suction cup in the mass when it’s still liquid. After it hardens, you will get a portion of food with the suction cup already in it. Now all you have to do is stick it to the glass and enjoy watching the fish feeding.
Ph.D.Eng Aleksandra Kwaśniak-Płacheta