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Bug Bites Flakes

What are the advantages of feeding flakes and crisps to my fish?

Flakes are ideal for surface feeding species. They can be broken down into smaller pieces or kept intact, which allows them to be offered to fish of all sizes, and even fry.

Crisps do not disintegrate rapidly and as such do not pollute the aquarium. Their hard format is ideal for species which prefer to grind / nibble / rasp at their food. This food format helps to stimulate natural competitive feeding behaviors. Additionally, crisps are ideal for nocturnal feeders.

What foods can I feed my Betta?

We recommend feeding Bug Bites Betta formula as a staple daily diet, but it is beneficial to vary your Betta’s diet with frozen shrimp, glassworms and bloodworms. Additionally, we recommend Fluval Color Enhancing formulas, which include 25% krill, an excellent palatability enhancer that also dramatically improves fish colors.

I just opened my container of fish food. For best value to my fish, how long is it good for?

For optimal nutritional value, a container of fish food should be consumed by your fish within a period of 6 months. During this time, it is best to keep it in a cool, dry location.

My new can of unopened fish food is slightly past the best before date. Should I throw it out?

A few vitamins may be less present after the best before date, but you can still safely use the food for another two months or so. We recommend feeding within the expiry date to ensure maximum freshness and nutritional value.

What ingredient(s) in Fluval’s Color Enhancing formula actually help enhance fish colors?

Fluval Color Enhancing formula includes a high concentration of krill, which is highly palatable and a natural color-enhancer for fish.

My fish seem to be hungry shortly after feeding them. Should I add more food?

No. Feed active species a little less per meal and add feeding periods thoughout the day – 3 meals a day is recommended. Additionally, observe the stomachs of your fish – slightly curved bellies are ideal.

My young child ate your fish food. Is this dangerous?

Fluval fish foods are not meant for human consumption. Allergic reactions to various ingredients are a potential risk for any food, human grade or not. While they are generally safe, we strongly recommend storing your fish food out of the reach of any young children, and contacting your local health professional for further guidance.

Why do you recommend feeding fish without using your fingers?

Using the bottle cap method to feed fish will help control portions and prevent overfeeding. Your fingers should not come into contact with the food, as they can potentially contaminate it with the bacteria, oils, creams, etc. often found on our hands.

Is the salmon included in Bug Bites farmed or wild caught?

The salmon used in Bug Bites is farmed and has received MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification.

Why is spirulina beneficial to the skin, scales and fins of fish?

Spirulina provides a rich source of mucoproteins which enhance a fish’s protective mucous layer, which benefits their skin, scales and fins. Furthermore, this can help prevent disease and gives the fish a glossier, healthier appearance.

How often and when should I feed my fish?
What feeding tips can you offer to new hobbyists?

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