The First Bite range of products offer the modern aquarist the opportunity to make their own unique feed formulas. With very little effort using the ingredients in this range or a combination of these products mixed with your favourite foods you can produce a different meal on a daily basis for the fish and other water life living in your aquarium. Produce your own special formulas or simply feed single ingredients straight from the container the choice is yours.
The ingredients within the First Bite range are suitable for feeding in aquarium or hatchery applications and products such as Artemia cysts and Phytoplankton are highly useful products for aquaculture or general aquarium use.
Types of Foods in the First Bite Range:
First Bite freeze dried foods are all harvested with great care before being freeze dried and gamma irradiated to ensure that our product is safe to feed to your livestock.
If you wish to feed your fish at different depths on freeze dried foods it is advisable to pre hydrate the product in a glass with some water from your tank prior to feeding. This will make the product sink so surface feeders and bottom feeders can all eat the food.
Artemia live in salt lakes throughout the world and can survive in water that has a much higher or much lower salinity than seawater, tests have shown that they can tolerate water containing 50% salt which is nearly a saturated solution and can also survive in water very different to seawater such as potassium permanganate or silver nitrate whilst iodine – a frequent addition to edible salts is harmful to them.
The colour of the artemia varies depending on the level of salt in the water that the artemia are harvested for example a red coloured artemia will come from a lake of high salinity. Artemia mainly fed on phytoplankton (green algae) in the wild and did you know that live artemia will not survive in fresh water for much more than one hour.
Coral and Reef Foods
The first bite range of coral and reef foods have been processed using the latest proccesing technology to give you a product of the highest standard. These foods have been devised over a period of time and have been extensively tested to ensure that they are the finest available.
All Coral and Reef foods come supplied with full instructions and feeding equipment.
Flake & Pellet Foods
The first bite range of flake and soft pellet foods have been produced using the latest ground breaking technology and processing techniques combine this with our vast array of aqua feed knowledge and it will be hard to find more advanced nutrition anywhere in the world.
Derived from the Greek words phyto (plant) and plankton (made to wander or drift), phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that live in salt and fresh water environments Some phytoplankton are bacteria, some are protists, and most are single-celled plants. Among the common kinds are cyanobacteria, silica-encased diatoms, dinoflagellates, green algae, and chalk-coated coccolithophores.
Like land plants, phytoplankton have chlorophyll to capture sunlight, and they use photosynthesis to turn it into chemical energy. They consume carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. All phytoplankton photosynthesize, but some get additional energy by consuming other organisms.