Food for your fish
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The PERCH MAN ABN 42 065 149 145
For optimum quality and shelf life fish food should be stored, below 30c, off the floor, in a cool dry place, in a well ventilated area, and away from direct sunlight.
My fish food is a commercial native diet used by commercial perch farms in Australia.
Native diets have been developed based on scientific research conducted in Australia, and delivers to the specific requirements of Perch, Murray Cod and other freshwater species. “Native” diets are cost efficient commercial diets designed for Australian native freshwater grow-out in ponds, cages, and raceway operations, with ingredients that are safe, sustainable and Certified. Produced for performance and optimal fish growth and health.When changing sizes of food, as you need to do as the fish grow, mix the new size food with the old at about 50/50 gradually reducing the amount of the smaller food over a period of days. Following this process will help reduce the coefficient of variation in size of fish.
It is important to note that the protein level in the fish food will directly influence the omega-3 content of the fish flesh.
Over many years, silver and jade perch have been tested for Omega-3 content of their flesh. These tests consistently show these two fish have exceptionally high Omega-3 levels in their meat. However, these tests also proved that this omega-3 level can be considerable REDUCED if low protein diets have been used to grow the fish.
Feed Care and Storage
Feed should be kept out of direct sunlight and as cool as possible. Vitamins, proteins, and lipids are especially heat sensitive, and can be readily denatured by high storage temperatures. High moisture stimulates mold growth and feed decomposition.
Feed should not be stored longer than 90 to 100 days. Older feed should be used first, and all feed should be regularly inspected for mold prior to feeding. All moldy feed should be discarded immediately. Mice, rats, roaches and other pests should be strictly controlled in the feed storage area, because they consume and contaminate feed and transmit diseases.