- The top 3 ingredients of this formula are all high quality protein sources, each providing a complete amino acid profile that are essential to the growth and condition of tropical fish.
- Contains up to 40%, nutrient-rich Black Soldier Fly Larvae (#1 ingredient)
- High in multiple proteins (i.e. Whole Salmon – rich in Omega 3 and 6 for healthy skin, scales and fins)
- Fortified with essential vitamins, amino acids and minerals for a balanced daily diet
- Easily digestible
- Naturally palatable – a taste fish crave
- Slow sinking micro granule format (0.25-1mm) – all fish can feed at their preferred depth
- Sustainably processed in small batches for quality control and maximum freshness
- No artificial fillers, colors or preservatives
- Made in Canada
Fluval Bug Bites Tropical Formula – Small to Medium – 0.25-1.0 mm granules – 45 g
Insects are hunted by fish in the wild as they offer a widely available food source. The instinctive feeding habit is the foundation behind Bug Bites, which are formulated with nutrient-rich insect larvae and enriched with multiple quality proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Ingredients: Black soldier fly larvae, salmon, fish protein concentrate, green peas, potato, wheat, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, DL-methionine, lecithin, choline chloride, L-lysine, vitamin E supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate, marigold extract, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, beta-carotene, rosemary extract, riboflavin, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement.
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (%) (min) 40.0, Crude fat (%) (min) 12.5, Crude fiber (%) (max) 5.0, Moisture (%) (max) 10.0, Ash (%) (max) 9.0, Calcium (%) (min) 1.50%, Phosphorus (%) (min) 0.80%, Vitamin A (IU/kg) (min) 2,500, Vitamin D3 (IU/kg) (min) 2,400, Vitamin E (IU/kg) (min) 75.
Feeding Instructions: Feed as much as fish can eat in two minutes, two or three times daily.
How often and when should I feed my fish?
What feeding tips can you offer to new hobbyists?
My fish food is slightly past the best before date. Should I throw it out?
A few vitamins may be less present at that time, however, you can feed off the balance of the food shortly thereafter (within 2 months). We recommend feeding within the expiry date to ensure maximum freshness and nutritional value.
Why aren’t my fish eating pellets as intently as the flakes I used to feed them?
You can expect a few days to weeks until some fish consume the pellets with the same vigor as they did when fed flakes. Like most animals, a change in food format may require an adjustment period.
Does Fluval offer sinking tablets for bottom feeding fish?
Although there is no tablet format, Fluval offers sinking pellets and sticks that are available in various sizes. In fact, by spreading out a few pellets into your aquarium, you are achieving a better distribution of food, making it more available to all the fish.
What ingredient(s) in Fluval’s Color Enhancing formula actually help enhance fish colors?
Fluval Color Enhancing formula includes a high dose of Krill, which is highly palatable and a natural color-enhancer for fish.
My fish seem to be hungry shortly after feeding them. Should I add more food?
No. For active species, feed them a little less per meal and add feeding periods during the day. For example, feed them three times a day and observe their stomachs. Slightly curved bellies is ideal.
My young child ate your fish food. Is this dangerous?
Fluval fish foods are not meant for human consumption. That said, allergic reactions to various ingredients are a potential risk for any food, human grade or not. While being a safe food, we strongly recommend storing your fish food out of the reach of any young children, and contacting your local health professional for further guidance.
Why do you recommend feeding fish without using your fingers?
Using the bottle cap method to feed fish will help control portions and prevent overfeeding. Fingers should not come into contact with the food, which can potentially contaminate it due to the bacteria, oils, creams, etc. often found on our hands.
What are the advantages of feeding sticks / pellets / granules / micro granules to my fish?
Sticks do not disintegrate rapidly and as such do not pollute the aquarium. They can be broken into smaller pieces and offered to small and large fish alike. The sinking formulations are ideal for bottom feeding and nocturnal species, whereas the floating formulations are ideal for ambush predators.
Pellets, granules and micro granules are available in floating, slow sinking, and sinking formulations, and as such are suitable for a wide variety of feeding habits. They possess high nutritional densities as a result of the extrusion process, and as such are ideal for fish with high metabolisms. Additionally, they are most compatible with automatic feeders.
What foods can I feed my betta?
We recommend feeding Bug Bites Betta formula as a staple daily diet, but it is beneficial to vary your betta’s diet with frozen shrimp, glassworms, and bloodworms, as well as color enhancing formulas. Fluval Color Enhancing formulas include 25% krill, an excellent palatability enhancer that also dramatically improves fish colors.
Is the salmon included in Bug Bites farmed or wild caught?
The salmon used in Bug Bites is farmed and has received MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification.
Why is spirulina beneficial to the skin, scales and fins of fish?
Spirulina provides a rich source of mucoproteins which enhance a fish’s protective mucous layer, which benefits their skin, scales and fins. Furthermore, this can help prevent disease and gives the fish a glossier, healthier appearance.