The story behind this food, how it was discovered and eventually came to market.
As a passionate hobbyist that has bred and raised Discus fish, Rams, Apistogramma
Cacatoides, Sealpoint and Pinoi Angels etc, it has become a dream of mine to find a
super food. One that you can feed with confidence and with the knowledge that it will not
cause harm to your fish. To my surprise I found such a food and after my trials I decided
to start sharing my success with my Facebook group as I always have done with my
hobby. The methods of feeding, how to feed this food to fry, different ways I discovered
to apply it that has made the application so easy and clean. No more messy grinders,
mortar and pestles or struggles in hatching and breeding live cultures if you don’t like
the idea of keeping cultures. I still do cultures as I like the way the baby fish chase the
food around. This food is so versatile that you only need the DRP 1 for one day old fry up
to 3 month old fish.
A super food with no preservatives, no colorant and no hormones. A food that is safe for
all fish, tropical and marine. It is used in the raising of food fish for human consumption
around the world and due to this none of the unwanted preservatives and substances
are allowed to be used in this food.
This food is suitable for Tropical and Marine fish types in the everyday aquarium keepers
With my Ram breeding project, I completely stopped feeding frozen foods all together to
prevent any chance of disease infestation to my rams. After months of research and
tests I was proud to launch my DRP Aquatic Growth Formula that I discovered in my
searches of a dry diet.
This food is not readily available in the fish keeping hobby and hence the reason for the
marketing of this super food so that all can benefit from its use. Many people on my
Facebook site, Discus, Rams and Plecos are aware of my journey and experimentation
in raising my German Blue Rams and Apistogramma Cacatuoides from free swimming
to successfully breeding in just 3 months using this food. The food was applied from the
free-swimming stage to 3 months of age. I still use micro worm, vinegar eel and freshly
hatched brine shrimps in the first two weeks as an additional supplement and started
weening the fry after two weeks to exclusively feed only on the DRP 1 Aquatic Growth
I also experimented on raising Angel fish fry where I fed them from day 1 of free
swimming without supplementing with brine shrimp and micro worm to see if this food is
capable to raise the babies from day 1 onward. I only used the DRP1 finely crushed
between the fingers and the babies grew really well from the first day of free swimming
and they looked very healthy.
Due to my success with this food in raising three batches of Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi,
one batch of Apistogramma Cacatuoides and some Angel fish fry I have decided to
market this food and share it with the breeders and fish lovers that are always searching
for easier ways to raise their newly hatched fry. This is in support of the hobby to help
and support all breeders, new and old and to give something back to the hobby for
others to be successful as well. This food is very well prices and very competitive to well-
known brands in the market. You will find that it lasts longer due to it being rich in protein
and therefor requiring less food to achieve the enhanced growth and health that is
There are many foods out there and many of them are good. The difference though is
that the DRP1 and 2 Aquatic Growth Formula can be effortlessly crushed between your
fingers to a size smaller than freshly hatched brine shrimp (30 – 80 micron). No other dry
food gives you this feature in these times. It also contains much more proteins and fats
than the everyday mixes. It is super rich in krill which is what makes it so good and
desired by all fish types, Tropical and Marine, and it is this feature that provides the
natural super growth rate without any other supplements but the vitamins and minerals
that are in the food.
The food has been priced to be really affordable to the everyday hobbyists with the goal
to be available to all that want to use it. For the quality that this food brings to your fish it
is very affordable and outcompetes most other brands when it comes to price per gram
for the protein content and health benefits it offers.
Another great benefit is that the food is very well absorbed. This means less waste is
generated by your fish, especially gold fish and pleco's. The good absorption rate
ensures that the ratio of fiber to unabsorbed food is high when the residual food passes
through the intestines therefore ensuring that the fish do not get constipated and
The lower the amount of undigested food passing through the fish the lower the chances
are to generate more ammonia from the breakdown of the faces in the tank substrate.
The food is supplied in 4 pack sizes, 250 gram, 500 gram, 750 gram and 1000 gram.
Once you have used this food and seen the reaction of your fish as well as the growth
rate and health benefits you get you will be presently surprised.
The DRP food range has only been in the market since January 2021 and so far we
have only received positive reviews on my Facebook group.
We still need to meet the fish that does not eat this food.
If they don’t eat it something must be wrong and needs to be investigated.
The ingredients of fish food
Fish food consists of different ingredients that is supposed to make up a balanced diet
for the species of fish being fed. There are various protein type coming into play in fish
diets. These proteins come from Marine animals, (Most popular protein source), Land
animals and plant material that is sourced either in the Ocean, like kelp, or on land. Each
of these proteins have different make up of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA
(Eicosapentaenoic acid) omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
The idea is to feed your fish the food that bests delivers these Omega 3's to them. Other
ingredients like fats, carbohydrates and minerals also play an important role in fish diets
and growth rates. The difference lies in the following: Are you breeding fish and want
fast growths and healthy fish or are you just keeping fish for ornamental purposes? This
has an effect on the type of food you choose. High protein high fat food for growth or
lower protein and fat containing food for adult fish. One needs to remember here that
most of the high branded fish foods contain higher levels of protein and fat. Proteins are
the one main substance that makes fish food expensive depending on how much it
Also very importantly is how this food will affect the fishes metabolism. Will it get bloat
and become constipated. A fish food that is well absorbed should not result in bloat.
The DRP fish food range is made for the promotion of growth and heath of fish. It is also
used to feed adult fish and maintain their heath and energy needs. The DRP food is very
well absorbed and fish generally produce less wasted if fed on this food. This is one of
the reasons that this food is so popular in the world of Aquaculture. It is safe, efficient
and delivers results.
I have attached a paper for the review of Fish Food Ingredients. This is by no means
the only information out there but is a great start to understand the reason for adding the
different amounts of proteins, fats, fibres, minerals and vitamins that is added in fish