NEW Repashy Igapo’ explorer Gel Food 85g

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NEW Repashy Igapo’ explorer Gel Food 85g


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NEW Repashy Igapo’ explorer Gel Food 85g

This 85g makes up 340g when mixed

Our formula for all Rainforest Species. Contains Invertebrates, Nuts, Fruits, Seeds, Legumes, Herbs and Greens.
Highly recommended for all rainforest fish species including tetras, barbs, danios, catfishes, loaches, cichlids, killifishes, livebearers, knifefishes, labyrinth fishes, rainbowfishes, gobies, and many oddballs such as puffers. Even many saltwater species spending their childhood in mangrove nurseries or many coral grazing species will devour this food with gusto. Bon Appétit!

INGREDIENTS: Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal, Krill Meal, Banana Powder, Squid Meal, Mango Powder, Pea Flour, Mulberry Fruit Powder, Dandelion Powder, Seaweed Flour, Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Ground Flax Seed, Alfalfa Meal, Locust Bean Gum, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Stinging Nettle, Garlic, Ginger, Cinnamon, Phaffia Yeast, Dried Watermelon, Rosehips, Hibiscus Flower, Marigold Flower, Calendula Flower, Paprika, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Calcium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate (as preservatives), Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Manganese Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Copper Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate. Vitamins: (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta Carotene, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex).

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min. 30%, Crude Fat min. 8%, Crude Fiber max. 5%, Moisture max. 8%, Ash max. 10%.

Igapó explorer can drawn in moisture. I find paper towel lining the sealed container in the fridge is great

In nature, most aquarium fish species rarely eat other fish. Only a minority of species are piscivores (a carnivorous animal that eats primarily fish), yet most aquarium fish diets are based mainly on fishmeal, because it is widely available and comparatively cheap. Yet, there are better ways to feed your aquarium fishes, both nutritionally and ecologically.

When the rainy season hits, vast stretches of tropical and subtropical rainforests worldwide are flooded. Countless fish species such as tetras, catfishes, loaches, barbs, knifefishes, cichlids, livebearers, killifishes, labyrinthfishes, rainbowfishes, gobies, gudgeons, and oddballs follow the waters flowing into the forests. These “rainforest explorers” are rewarded with a rich bounty of terrestrial and flying insects, other invertebrates, nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes, herbs, and greens; all now in reach because of the elevated water levels.

Amazon freshwater swamp forests were very much on our mind. The blackwater-inundated forest is called Igapó and the whitewater type is known as Várzea. Tropical swamp forests contain many legume trees belonging to the bean family (Fabaceae). In fact, Fabaceae is the most common family found in tropical rain- and dry forests in South America and Africa. Hence, we added Pea flour and Alfalfa to the formula, both from the family Fabaceae.

Since seeds and nuts play a role depending on the type of forest, we added Almond, Coconut, and Flax seeds to represent these food groups, which contain valuable fats and minerals and act as carriers for fat-soluble vitamins. As a natural source of anthocyanins, we added Black Mulberry fruit powder. There is evidence that anthocyanins inhibit mold formation and work as antioxidants, plus this ingredient gives the new formula an attractive color, smell, and flavor. These ingredients stand-in for native swamp trees and shrubs, as most of these are not commercially available. We retained Organic Banana and Mango, fruits that have proven their worth in many tests series. Consequently, the new formula has a much wider plant base with fruits, nuts, seeds, and pods

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