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Mix these powders in with your feeds or our Astax granule to make a paste as shown below.

 

Bladderwrack Powder

Bladderwrack Powder is rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, silicon and iron and high in some B-complex vitamins. It contains moderate amounts of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc and small amounts of vitamins A, C, E and G. It also contains anti-sterility vitamin S as well as vitamin K. It is rich in algin and mannitol, carotene and zeaxantin with traces of bromine.

50g - £1·50
 

Kelp Powder

Kelp is a large, leafy brown algae that belongs to the seaweed family and grows in the colder waters of the world's oceans. Kelp Powder is a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. Kelp Powder is also an excellent source of iodine, which has been shown to support healthy thyroid function. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing the hormones that support normal cellular metabolism. As with most green foods, kelp powder also contains vitamins and cell salts essential for good nutrition.

50g - £1·50

These young Thorichthys sp. Mixteco Gold are being raised on the Astax/Spirulina blend.

Spirulina & Astax Blend

These are some of my brood stock Mixteco Golds. I bought these as young fish & grew them on with Astax crumb & Spirulina diets.
Wish I could get a photo of these males in breeding colours!!

Blended by myself for our own fish. Contains 20% Spirulina all the way from Hawaii & 80% Astax crumb.
I add a small amount of fresh water to make the food into a thick paste which turns dark green. This is made into small balls or pellets & fed to the fish. Catfish, cichlids & livebearers all feed well on this blend.
You can also feed normally straight from the bag to young fish. Crumb size is ·3mm.
The addition of Spirulina is very important in many fishes diets.
T.sp.Mixteco (properly T.sp.Coatzacoalcos) are notorious to bloat during growing on. This food provides roughage which helps prevent it along with regular water changes.
Never had one bloat yet & I've raised them to 10cm (5"). So far I've raised 500 fish to 3cm
without problem using this diet.

 

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Canon foder... These are a few balls made up from a paste. See how the richness of the Spirulina shows up. Easy & quick to make up. Just drop them in your tank.
Ideal for catfish too.

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Carbohydrate 50·7%, Protein 24·2%,
Fat 11·5%, Ash 8·6%, Moisture 5·0%

Astaxanthin Powder
A highly concentrated fine powder which can be mixed with other foods to make up a paste. The Red Granular Crumb foods on this site (under 'dried foods' ) are mixed with Astaxanthin to give it the rich colour it has. It is regarded as one of the more powerful carotenoids.
Astaxanthin is produced by the micro algae Haematococcus pluvialis. This product is processed from algae farmed in Hawaii & is considered to be the best in the world. Commercial dose rate 5 kg per metric ton. This equates down to 5 parts per thousand or 5:1000. 5 grms is sufficient to add to 1 kg of feed. This pack will make up to 10 kgs of feed.
This food is a powerful anti-oxidant. One comprehensive study found astaxanthin to be 10 times as effective as beta-carotene (and approx 100 times more effective than vitamin E) (Di Mascio et al . 1991).

50 grm .. £8·50

Currently out of stock

See also Spirulina page for pure powder.