FishScience has launched its new formula fish foods, which are rich in Insect Meal.
"Insect meal is a fantastic new ingredient that we are using in the FishScience range of foods to replace much of the fish based ingredients that are traditionally used," explained FishScience founder Dr David Pool.
"Most of the fish we keep in aquaria are not fish eaters and yet the foods we give them are based on fish meal."
The use of insect meal that is cultured in Europe brings a number of benefits both to the fish and to the environment:
It is eagerly consumed by the fish – after all it is what they would naturally consume in the wild.
It contains Inulin, a natural probiotic product that helps digestion and reduces waste.
And importantly, it reduces the use of fish meal which is taken from the sea, so providing an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of proteins.
"The consumer research we have undertaken has been outstanding," continued Dr Pool. "Fishkeepers instantly recognise the importance of feeding their fish on the insect based diet they would eat in the wild."
All of the FishScience foods still contain natural ingredients such as paprika, shrimp, and Spirulina algae to enhance the natural colour of the fish, together with Garlic, Beta Glucans and omega oils to support the immune system and ensure the fish remain as healthy as possible.
The new range of FishScience foods will be launched on Stand F21 at AQUA2015, or visit www.fishscience.co.uk for more details of this exiting new range of foods.