What Repashy mixes do you recommend for my pet?
The names and labels of some Repashy varities can be confusing & there are some myths out there such as bristlenose not needing Morning Wood if they have driftwood for example.
Mixing different Repashy varities together is generally the best way to go to get a complete & balanced diet.
I’ve tested many mixes and ratios over the years and along with my animal nutrition studies I believe these are the best mixes. This list will be added to regularly & if your animal doesn’t appear below please ask me what I recommend;
Igapo Explorer is great to mix up or substitute for Grub Pie or Bottom Scratcher
Bristlenose/L002/L397 – Equal mix of Super Gold, Morning Wood & Soilent Green. If you’d prefer to feed less protein use an equal mix of Super Green & Morning Wood
Axolotls/Catfish/Corydoras/Discus/Eels/Ghostknives/Gourami/Guppies/Loaches/Mollies/Platys & other Livebearers, Puffers/Marine fish – Grub Pie
L004/5/L007/L015/L046/L066/L080/L129/L134/L168/L201//L236/L264/L270/L333/L340/L377/L387 – 2:2:1: Super gold, Grub Pie, Spawn & Grow
L128/L200/L239 – 2:2:1 Grub Pie, Soilent Green & Spawn Grow
L097/L114/L282/L600 etc 2:2:1 Bottom Scratcher, Super Gold & Spawn & Grow
Whiptails – Soilent green
Goldfish/Koi – Super Gold
Cichlids – Soilent Green
Barbs/Danios/Killifish/Rainbowfish/Tetras – Equal mix of Igapo Explorer & Grub Pie
Bearded Dragons – Beardie Buffet
Blue Tongues & other skinks – Bluey Buffet
Repashy is easy to make & tips/common mistakes are:
Use boiling water straight out of the kettle. No more than three measures of boiling water to one measure of powder.
Use a whisk to stir
If you wish to add your existing pellets/flake etc add just before you finish stirring
Set in the fridge
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2 weeks or freezer for 6 months.
Unused powder is fine in the sealed tub in the cupboard for 5 years past the best before date
Here is a summary of each variety
Bottom Scratcher – Perfect for all of your Invertivores of all kinds, carnivore and omnivore species of fish, reptiles, amphibians & invertebrates including shrimp that you would usually feed carnivore pellets, bloodworms, flakes etc.
Community Plus – For your Omnivorous Species of Freshwater Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates, particularly tropical community fish.
Grub Pie Fish – Perfect for all of your carnivore and omnivore species of fish & invertebrates including shrimp that you would usually feed carnivore pellets, bloodworms, flakes etc. Popular for Insectivorous Species of Tropical Fish. Great for Livebearers, Gouramis, Catfish, Insects and even Axolotls
Igapo Explorer – 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.
Morning wood – Our Super Firm, Long Lasting Formula for Fish that like to Suck Hard Wood and Isopods (Slaters). You still need this if you have driftwood. Perfect for all of your omnivorous, vegetarian & algae eating species of fish, reptiles, amphibians & invertebrates including shrimp
Soilent Green – For Aufwuchs (Algae and Small Living Organisms) Eating Species of Fish, Invertebrates, Amphibians and Reptiles.
Spawn & Grow – Highly recommended for most fry to increase growth rate and to condition adult fish for breeding. Spawn & Grow is high in fat and not recommended as a sole food source but mixed with other repashy varieties
Super Gold – Specifically developed for excellent digestion and nutrition in Goldfish & Koi. Assists with swim bladder issues. Featuring a wide-spectrum of Quality Ingredients. Also great for any omnivorous fish. I also use for all of my plecos and bristlenose for example.
Super Green – Perfect for all of your omnivorous, vegetarian & algae eating species of fish, reptiles, amphibians & invertebrates including goldfish, cichlids etc. A great substitute for algae wafers & veggies
Reptile & Amphibians
Beardie Buffet – Perfect for your bearded dragons and other reptiles
Bluey Buffet – Perfect for your blue tongue lizards and other reptiles such as water dragons and skinks
Bug Burger – Complete Diet for Crickets, Roaches, and Other Insects. Feeds AND Hydrates. Calcium Fortified.
Calcium Plus – Our “All-in-One” Calcium Supplement with added Vitamins, Trace Minerals, and Carotenoids for Dusting Insects. No need for a Separate Vitamin Supplement.
Grasshopper Pie – For Insectivorous Species of Reptiles and Amphibians. Great for Bearded Dragons, Bluetongues, Skinks, Dwarf Monitors, Salamanders and more
Grassland Grazer – Low Protein, High Fibre Gel Formula for Leaf, Grass, Flower, and Veggie Eating Species such as Tortoises and Uromastyx.
Grub Pie Reptile – Perfect for all of your reptiles & amphibians. Popular for Bearded Dragons, Blue Tongues, Geckos, Water Dragons & Insects
Grubs ‘N’ Fruit – For all Fruit-Eating species that typically eat a diet of Fruit and Insects including Bearded Dragons, Blue Tongues, Geckos, Water Dragons & Insects
Mealworm Pie – For Insectivorous Species of Reptiles and Amphibians. Great for Bearded Dragons, Blue tongues, Skinks, Dwarf Monitors, Salamanders and more
Meat Pie with Chicken – For Carnivorous Species of Reptiles and Amphibians. Great for Water Dragons, Monitors, Tegus, Newts, Salamanders, Horned Frogs and others
Pumpkin Pie – A seasonal blend for Omnivorous Reptiles such as Bearded Dragons and Blue Tongue Skinks. Also makes a Great Occasional Treat for Herbivores such as Tortoises and Iguanas
Superworm Pie – For Insectivorous Species of Reptiles and Amphibians. Great for Bearded Dragons, Blue tongues, Skinks, Dwarf Monitors, Salamanders and more.
Savory Stew – for Meat Loving Omnivorous Species of Reptiles and Amphibians. Great for Turtles, Skinks, Tegus, Bearded Dragons, Blue Tongues, Water Dragons and others.
Veggie Burger – For Omnivorous Reptiles such as Bearded Dragons and Blue Tongue Skinks. Also makes a Great Occasional Treat for Herbivores such as Tortoises and Iguanas