For algae-eating Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika cichlids:
Although the food is called JBL Malawi, it is intended for the bio-film grazing cichlids from both lakes. Because the most popular cichlids of Lake Malawi are the Omnivores (e.g. Pseudotropheus), this food was given the name Malawi. JBL NovoTanganjika has been developed for the predatory species. This food is, of course, also suitable for the predators from Lake Malawi.
Due to the consumption of insect larvae and crustaceans the natural food for most tropical ornamental fish has a protein/fat ratio of about 4:1. Only fish predators get a higher protein content through the protein-rich fish meat they eat. Their food has a P/F ratio of approx. 12:1. Our competition mostly provides food with a P/F rate of about 2.5:1. This food contains too much fat! For fish in the aquarium, which are often less active than in their natural habitat, this leads to fatty degeneration and thus to a vulnerability to disease or death. JBL has adapted its food ranges to the species-appropriate P/F ratios.
Crude protein (36.0%)
Crude fat (6.0%)
Crude fibre (1.1%)
Crude ash (7.0%)
Fish and fish by-products
Eggs and egg products
Molluscs and crustaceans
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