Repashy fish gel food for Aufwuchs Eating Species of Fish. Aufwuchs ( German for "surface growth" or "overgrowth") are small living creatures and plants/algea that grow on open surfaces in aquatic environments, such as roots, driftwood or rocks. In natural environment, green algea and diatoms are the major component of aufwuchs but other small crustanceans, rotifers and protozoans are also found in aufwuchs faunas. Many fish feed extensively on aufwuchs, including many african cichlids like the mbuna from Lake Malawi which scrape off aufwuchs from rocks.
INGREDIENTS: Spirulina Algae, Algae Meal (Chlorella), Krill Meal, Pea Protein Isolate, Squid Meal, Rice Protein Concentrate, Fish Meal, Alfalfa Leaf Meal, Dried Brewer’s Yeast, Coconut Meal, Stabilized Rice Bran, Flax Seed Meal, Schizochytrium Algae, Dried Seaweed Meal, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Locust Bean Gum, Potassium Citrate, Taurine, Stinging Nettle, Garlic, RoseHips, Hibiscus Flower, Calendula Flower, Marigold Flower, Paprika, Turmeric, Salt, 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, Selenium Yeast. Vitamins: (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Choline Chloride, 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).
DIRECTIONS: Mix one part powder into three parts water and stir until blended. Microwave until it starts to boil, remove and stir. Alternatively, bring water to a boil on stove, remove from heat, and stir in powder. Let container cool, or immediately pour into a storage container or mold, and let sit at room temp until firm. The finished gel can be cut into cubes, shredded, or used as a whole slab. Whatever is not used immediately should be treated as fresh food. It can be stored sealed in refrigerator for up to two weeks, and in freezer for up to six months. To adjust firmness of gel, use more or less water as desired.
Refrigeration will extend freshness.
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
All of my otos are happy eating algae wafers and blanched veggies, but since I like providing a variety of foods and have heard good things about Soilent Green I decided to give it a try. Within minutes of placing two small pieces in the tank, there were shrimp, otos, and snails all making a mad dash for it. They were acting like they hadn't been fed in ages despite having an algae wafer earlier that day--and the Soilent was all gone within a few hours. I put some in my dad's tank and in addition to his otos, amano shrimp, and corys eating it, even the tetras were swimming down to pick pieces from it! Seriously, there is not an aquatic creature in this house that doesn't LOVE Soilent Green. As a bonus, it doesn't make nearly as big of a mess as algae wafers. :)
I feed this to my baby & adult Super Red Bristlenose Pleco's and they just love it.