DRP 1 Aquatic Growth Formula
This food is one of two in the range that are the flagship foods of the DRP food range.
What makes this food very significant is that it can be crushed between your fingers to a
size that is between 30 – 80 microns which means that one day old fry can actually start
eating this food. It makes it one of a kind as no other food can be crushed between the
fingers to give this texture and fine form for young fish to eat with ease. The food is very
well absorbed by the fry leaving very little waste. Caution should be taken not to over
feed. Food that is not eaten will start to decay in the tank.
This food can be fed to all types of fry and juvenile fish, from surface feeders to mid
water and bottom feeders in the Marine and Tropical fish species.
Application of the food to keep it floating is to just sprinkle it softly on the water surface. It
will stay afloat for a few minutes for surface feeders. The food will eventually start to sink
slowly and mid water feeders will scoop it up. The parts that land at the bottom can be
eaten by bottom feeders
DRP Aquatics are happy to present some technical and application data on this great food for all fish types
DRP 1 and 2 Aquatic Growth Formula can be crushed to powder between your fingers to a size between
30 – 80 microns. This powder is smaller than a brine shrimp, making this food the only
one of its type that can be fed to freshly hatched fry from 1 day free swimming up to 3 months or more of
age. This ease of application is for most of the fish species from live bearers to egg layers and tropical to
marine. It fills that gap when you do not have your live micro foods like brine shrimp and micro worm readily
available to feed your newly hatched fry. It also makes it easy for many hobbyists that struggle to hatch
brine shrimps and don’t want to keep worm cultures for the feeding. For some it’s a messy job and this
alternative makes for a great opportunity if you don’t want to get your hands dirty. For what you get in term
of a growth formula there is no other food that allows the application to feed fry from 1 day old to 3-month
of age at a cost of <12 cents per gram of food. If you look after your water correctly this food is a guaranteed success in raising the fry. Please do not over feed as it can result in contamination of your tank with ammonia. The DRP food range cover’s a size spectrum suitable for majority of aquarium fish. This food is extremely well absorbed by the fish making full use of all the protein, fat and other ingredients as listed on the packets. The good absorption rate leaves very little waste in the tank and also ensures excellent nutrition and growth rates to the fry from the high content of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) in this food. These substances are Omega-3 poly-unsaturated, fatty acids found primarily in fishmeal and fish oil. We have not experienced any bloat in the fish over the last 18 months of use and I have been feeding this food exclusively to my Rams and Pleco’s. This food is a global aquaculture food used for growing food fish for human consumption and therefor does not have any toxic type preservatives like Ethoxyquin (Fat inhibitor). This gives you piece of mind that this is a safe food for the growing of your fry and boosting the health of your fish. The high protein content DOES NOT result in bloat with this food. Reason is that this food is very well absorbed as it passes through the intestines of the fish. The fiber content is not absorbed at all and passes through the intestines resulting in the ratio of fiber to the little bit of undigested food to increase as the foods pass through the gut thereby ensuring that the fish does not become constipated and resulting in bloat. This food was exclusively tested on L134 and L 270 plecos and heavy feeders like Angels with great results. None of the test subjects have suffered bloat over a period of approximately 18 months now. The DRP 1-5 food range is very new to the aquarium hobby and is being exclusively marketed by DRP Aquatics, an Australian company created by a hobbyist to bring this remarkable food to other hobbyists so that all can benefit from the high quality and benefits this food holds for their fish. We have earned some excellent reviews in the last 18 months on this food and have not had one bad report yet. Feel free to research it on the You Tube channels that can be found on the DRP Aquatics web page.