There are hardly any fish that don’t eat insects and/or shrimps in their natural habitats! There are only a few highly specialised fish species, such as scale eating fish in freshwater (Plecodus straelini) or coral polyp eaters in marine water (a lot of butterfly fish) which don’t. However, if you offer them in the aquarium, these fish will often accept this food. All other fish species eat insects directly or indirectly (e.g. insect larvae in algal turf) and/or shrimps. For many fish, this is even demonstrated in the name of their diet - they are called "insectivores". The famous archerfish, which spits insects off leaves, is perhaps the best known example!
JBL therefore features insects to a much greater extent in the food compositions of the JBL PRONOVO range, but only if the fish target group has insects in its food spectrum, of course. Mixing insects into EVERY fish food for fashion reasons would be pointless! JBL PRONOVO INSECT is now available to focus on feeding insects to your fish!
Whole insects or insect larvae as fish food? It’s obvious we shouldn't use large beetles as insect fish food. The chitin content of the shells would be far too high! Mealworms would be easy to obtain - but contain too much fat. The search for the "ideal" insect led to black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens, Black Soldier Fly abbreviated = BSF), but in larvae form. Larvae have 12 times the nutritional value of adult flies and a consistent composition. Black soldier flies are bred on a large scale and do not have to be taken from natural habitats. Since the larvae feed on animal and vegetable protein, their composition is perfect for fish. The protein of the larvae is characterised by a high vitamin concentration, a high biological value (amino acids) and very good digestibility.
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.
You can expect to wait a few days to a couple of weeks until some fish consume pellets with the same vigor as they did when fed flakes. Like most animals, a change in food format may require an adjustment period.
No. Feed active species a little less per meal and add feeding periods throughout the day – 3 meals a day is recommended. Additionally, observe the stomachs of your fish – slightly curved bellies are ideal.
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.
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.
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.
Sticks do not disintegrate rapidly and as such do not pollute the aquarium. They can be broken into smaller pieces and offered to small and large fish alike. The sinking formulations are ideal for bottom feeding and nocturnal species, whereas the floating formulations are ideal for ambush predators.
Pellets, granules and micro granules are available in floating, slow sinking, and sinking formulations, and as such are suitable for a wide variety of feeding habits. They possess high nutritional densities as a result of the extrusion process, and as such are ideal for fish with high metabolisms. Additionally, they are most compatible with automatic feeders.
it is beneficial to vary your betta’s diet with frozen shrimp, glass worms, and bloodworms, as well as colour-enhancing formulas. Fluval Color Enhancing formulas include 25% krill, an excellent palatability enhancer that also dramatically improves fish colours.
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.
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Orders after that time will be processed the next working day
Please Note: We only deliver ponds and pond plants on our own delivery vehicles!
The blue highlighted area on the map below is where we deliver on our own vehicle! Unfortunately, if you are not in one of these postcode zones we are unable to deliver certain items such as plants, small glass items and selective other products.
We offer a few different delivery options depending on the size and value of your order.
Orders over £50 qualify for free mainland UK (excludes Northern Ireland) delivery which will arrive within 3-5 working days of the order being processed.
Residents of Northern Ireland, please provide your EORI or XI Number.
If you do not have one, please follow the information at https://www.gov.uk/eori
Orders Below £50 in Mainland UK will be charged a standard delivery fee of £5.99.
Additional Shipping Charges
For any orders that do not include Aquariums, the below is charged:
Next Working Day Parcel Delivery to Mainland UK - £7.99 OR £2.99 if the order is over £50
Standard Parcel Delivery to Northern Ireland £8.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Scottish Highlands & Islands £9.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Jersey & Guernsey £12.99
For all Aquarium deliveries (Excluding biOrbs & Smaller Aquariums), the below is charged:
Next Working Day Pallet Delivery - £20
2 Hour Booking Slot Pallet Delivery - £20
Pallet Delivery to Northern Ireland - £45
Pallet Delivery to Isle of Wight (PO36 and Above) and Scottish Highlands (AB, PH, IV1-36, IV, KW1-14, KY, PA21-41) - £45
Pallet Delivery to the Scottish Isles (KA27-28, PA60-90, ZE, JE, GY, IM, IV40-56, KW15-17, PH42-44, PA20, PA42-49) - £120
Pallet Delivery to Outer Hebrides (HS) - £140