The creator of FishScience, Dr David Pool, has more than 45 years of experience in many areas of the fish-keeping world. He specialised his academic studies in the field of freshwater fisheries, with 3 years dedicated to freshwater fish disease. He spent 25 years working within Tetra, while also having published 3 books and more than 250 articles on fish keeping. It was using all of this experience that David created his brand, utilising his understanding of the quality and requirements sought out by passionate fish keepers.
The aim for FishScience is to provide high quality foods with as natural ingredients as possible, while also being highly palatable to the fish it is offered to, and liked by the fish keepers as a result.
The foods are put through trial periods via Pontus Research, as well as testing by keepers and shops. The feedback is then used to improve and refine each FishScience product.
The key factor that makes FishScience foods stand out from the rest on the market is its focus on protein source. FishScience foods are made primarily of insect meal. This meal is sourced from black soldier flies, Hermetia ilucens, which are bred in Holland. There are a few reasons for this choice:
FishScience foods contain additional ingredients that provide several health benefits.
Colouration of fish is not a result of self-produced pigments – the pigments must be sourced from the diet for the best vibrancy. Colour is greatly affected by the environmental conditions and general health of the fish.
Therefore, the following ingredients are included that support colouration:
And immune health:
FishScience foods cater to a whole host of fish species – betta, goldfish, corydora, cichlids and more, with food types varying from granules to wafers, flakes, pellets and adhesive tablets. Each is created to provide specific nutrition to its target species that get the fish into a feeding frenzy while benefitting their health!
Here at EK, we appreciate the care that goes into an animal food product such as this with its array of health benefits and eco-friendly rationale. To find out more about the products available, visit FishScience’s site.
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