Collecting nutritional information of different betta foods!
Hi! I'm making this thread to compare the different kinds of fish foods (including frozen and freeze dried) out there (generally targeting carnivorous fish). I'm hoping to eventually come up with a table for comparison.
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min. 55%, Crude Fat min. 7%, Crude Fat Min 6% Max 8%, Crude Fiber max. 6%, Moisture max. 8%, Ash max. 9%, Calcium min. 1.5%, Calcium max. 2.5%, Phosphorus min. 0.75%.
NLS could have changed formulas. Companies do that all the time to reduce production costs.
The PrettyBird UltraColor foods are my favorite ones. Unfortunately their betta specific food only sold 5 units out of the entire case. I'm not sure how many in their case, but I'm assuming 25-100.
Because of the lack of sales, they discontinued the product. I didn't even get a chance to look up their ingredient list.
If enough people contact them, they can always whip up a new batch of their product. I would assume they would need at least 20 people to buy from them, but this is just a guess. They're a very small family owned company. It would be nice to support them instead of a giant like Wardley's or Tetra that uses very substandard ingredients.
The only negative is the UC pellets that I do own are designed to sink & will do so within 2-7 seconds.
That's why I threw a cognac glass into the baby bettas tank, hopefully she learns to retrieve her pellets & does her dining inside the glass.
When I first started feeding the baby, I noticed she has problems eating the pellets right away.... Instead she swims around the tank with the pellet in her mouth & eventually drops them into the gravel somewhere.
She likes to hide too, so that makes it even worse.
baby bettas are easier to train. I trained Kuro to swim into his cup to be scooped out to eat. and he got it after 1 day.
I think NLS's improved their formula to have more protein and less fat. If my memory serves me correctly, the nutritional content is closer to thay of the betta formula.
The family owned brand is interesting. I'm guessing because it was family owned that ir had a shorter shelf life? I would certainly love to give it a try. wont be hard to get 100members to each purchase a bottle...
Alan Repashy has a small company that specializes in reptile and turtle food. He has three new fish formulations: one for carnivores, one for a general population and one for vegetarians and algae eaters.
From other lists, I hear he is a really nice guy, conscientious and good to his employees.