Live foods have an incredibly high nutrient content that has not been affected or altered by processing – commercial flakes, pellets and freeze-dried foods often lose a significant portion of their nutrient content in processing. Another benefit of live foods is that they can be used to deliver vitamin and mineral supplements to your fish. Gut-l...
Live foods have an incredibly high nutrient content that has not been affected or altered by processing – commercial flakes, pellets and freeze-dried foods often lose a significant portion of their nutrient content in processing. Another benefit of live foods is that they can be used to deliver vitamin and mineral supplements to your fish. Gut-loading feeder fish and live insects is a simple way to deliver extra vitamins – the feeder fish or insects consume the vitamins and, when your fish eat the live food, they also ingest the supplements. Not only do live foods have the benefit of a higher nutrient content, but they will not break down in your tank like many commercial foods which can dissolve and affect your water quality.
The worms are dewatered on a wet piece of paper. The water has been removed to make a net weight of the worms for cheaper postage. All worms are alive and in perfectly healthy condition. Please note it may take up to 5 – 10 working days before we ship your live food order. Weekly orders are suggested to ensure freshness.
Aquarium fish grow faster and are easier to breed when fed live foods as part of their diet. In fact, most killifish are very difficult to breed unless they are conditioned with live foods. Fortunately, many live foods are easy to culture. Culturing can be less expensive than buying live foods. AquaFood offers a variety of live starter cultures to ensure that your fish and especially fry will always have a plentiful supply of food.
This section contains a selection of pre-packed bags of various live foods. Please note it may take up to 5 – 10 working days before we ship your live food order. In most cases the MOQ of 5 bags is applied. Weekly orders are suggested to ensure freshness.
Tubifex dewatered on a piece of paper. Prefered food for small fish. The water has been removed to make a net weight of the worms for cheaper postage. It's a perfect food for small or young fish. The worms are laboratory produced, free of parasites.
Banana Worms are the smallest of the "micro" worm cultures, less than half the size of Microworms. They ideal alternative to newly hatched brine shrimp, but with the added bonus of an endless supply. Feeding fry live food instead of powdered flake food or similar increases the survival rate for most species and will also aid rapid growth and development.
Vinegar eels are tiny white worms. They are great food for very small fry. The great thing about vinegar eel culture is that it's a no-brainer. There is no maintenance work involved and the eels have the ability to control their own population. The culture never crashes as long as there's sufficient food and air.
Paramecium is one of the best live foods for the smallest fry. Culturing Paramecium is relatively easy but your vessels need to be maintained on a rotational basis in order to keep the culture going. Paramecia multiply mostly by fission, with a little sex on the side from time to time. This flexible strategy helps them multiply very fast, so your culture...
Grindal Worms (Enchytraeus buchholzi) are a smaller relative of the White Worm, but usually only grow to about 10 mm and thus are an ideal size for most killifishes, rainbowfishes, etc. including both adults and larger fry (juveniles).
Our Brine Shrimp eggs are from the Grate Salt Lake (USA) and are without doubt one of the best quality eggs available on the market today. Minimum hatch-out of 225000 nauplii (baby brine shrimp) per gram of cysts following a 24 hour incubation period. Based on the most recent harvest, this equates to a hatch-out of over 90%!
During the past decade Artemia has become the most popular fodder for both salt-water and fresh-water fish bred in domestic aquariums or industrial ponds. This amazing species won its reputation not only thanks to its nourishment value but also its way of reproduction and its ability to survive in the most extreme conditions.