Re: NANFA-- Which frozen food is most nutritous

Todd Crail (
Tue, 13 Apr 2004 10:14:50 -0700 (PDT)

I'll second on the PE Mysis.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Min Crude Protein 69.5%
Min Crude Fat 9.35%
Min Crude Fiber 2.75%
Max Ash 5.5%

I don't think you can even get those kinds of numbers out of most staple products. And this product is as clean as the Hikari frozen line is now, except that they haven't sacrificed meat for cleanliness. They're little steaks, and I kid you not. Maybe I should take pictures. This food takes a lot of the guess work out of darters and finicky fish, and knowledge of native fish as a whole will benefit from using this product.

I had a trout-perch that was doing the usual wasting routine come back after beginning to use it. It's now robust and growing quickly. White and hog suckers both ate it on initial introduction. Greenside and banded darters were traditionally fish I would only watch waste into something far less than their former selves, but are now thick-backed, fiesty, getting ready to commence with the spawning rituals. The banded darters are seriously awesome! :)

Basically, if you have picky fish, they aren't picky about this food. And you add a heckuva lot more protein and Omega 3 fa to their diet this way with MINIMAL "non consumables" that are found with other types of frozen food. So you get some real bang for the buck.

If you don't have an LFS to sell this to you, you can always mail order it... But I'd try and talk them into ordering it for themselves. The local shop here had no knowledge of this product, I informed them so I could get it, and it's now one of their featured products along with names like Sera, Eheim and Ocenaic. And it's not that much more expensive than the regular stuff! :)


----- Original Message ----- From: "Al G Eaton" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:52 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Which frozen food is most nutritous

> my vote for most nutritious food is for frozen mysids
> from piscine energetics....those guys are really high
> in lipids and are a freshwater animal to boot. In a
> small bbs size type frozen food, my vote goes to
> cyclopeeze, a brackish copepod from northern canada
> that is bright red.
> Klaus
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