JBL NovoTanganjika Flakes For Predatory Cichlids 1 Litre
JBL NovoTanganjika Main Food Flakes For Predatory Cichlids (190g)
- Specially developed for predatory species of cichlid from Lakes Tanganyika and Malawi.
- Exclusively contains fish protein and plankton animals which also form the basis of their diet in the wild.
- Carotenoids from shrimp promote exceptionally brilliant colouring in the fish. Contains 1% garlic.
- Dermatologically tested. Does not cloud the water.
For predatory fish species the protein/fat ratio of the food shifts strongly towards a higher share of protein. Due to the consumption of insect larvae and crustaceans the natural food for most tropical ornamental fish has a protein/fat ratio of about 4:1. Only fish predators get a higher protein content through the protein-rich fish meat they eat. Their food has a P/F ratio of approx. 12:1. Some food manufactureres provide food with a P/F rate of about 2.5:1. This food contains too much fat! For fish in the aquarium, which are often less active than in their natural habitat, this leads to fatty degeneration and thus to a vulnerability to disease or death. JBL has adapted its food ranges to the species-appropriate P/F ratios.