The Aquatic Gazette

Ocean Nutrition Atison Betta Pro

In Food on July 5, 2011 at 12:05

Ocean Nutrition’s Atison Betta Pro is highly regarded among Betta splendens keepers. In the aquatic food business of today, aquarists are spoiled for choice. Out of the multitude of generic feeds, many have been specially tailored for specific fauna, and the Betta Pro is one of them.

Ingredients

Pure brine shrimp embryos | wheat flour | vitamins (stabilized ascorbic acid, vitamin E supplement, niacin | thiamine mononitrate | folic acid | calcium pantothenate | riboflavin | menadione sodium bisulfate complex | Vitamin A acetate | pyridoxine HCL | Vitamin B12 supplement | Vitamin D3 supplement, biotin) and preservatives (calcium propionate, ethoxyquin).

Guaranteed analysis

Protein 39.9% | Fiber 4.4% | Fat 8.6% | Ash 7.6% | Moisture 7.7%

Ocean Nutrition developed the Atison Betta Pro with established Thai Betta breeder, Atison Phumchoosri, who owns 2 betta farms in Thailand that sends 20,000 bettas into the market on a weekly basis. Betta Pro was developed with his knowledge on what a betta needs in its diet to be healthy and successful when breeding or at a show.

The Betta Pro was developed to be a total replacement for live food and is primarily made out of bine shrimp embryos instead of normal fish feed. Bettas are sometimes fussy eaters and the closer the commercial feed is to live feed, the better. The use of bine shrimp embryos will have a better acceptance rate of the Betta Pro as a commercial feed, among bettas.

Bettas are carnivorous and a high protein diet is important for their good health. The Betta Pro guarantees a protein level of 39.9%, very similar to another popular and well established betta feed, the Hikari Betta Bio-Gold, which has a protein level of 38%.

The pellet size of the Betta Pro is very small and will fit easily into a young betta’s mouth. They float easily and are not susceptible to sinking, staying afloat even when moved by a good surface current.

As with most commercial feed companies, Ocean Nutrition recommends feeding your betta till it cannot consume anymore within a feeding window of a few minutes. For those aquarists who need a better guideline, we would recommend feeding about 14 pellets daily, divided into two feedings. As with all feeding practices, monitor your betta and use the recommendations as a guideline. Some bettas may need less, some may need more.

Quality commercial feed such as the Betta Pro will always prove itself with the results they deliver. Bettas that are fed with the Betta Pro show strong colouration, good body development and attentiveness.

The Betta Pro comes in 3 sizes. A small 15 grams jar is great for the single betta owner, the 75 grams jar for the multiple betta owner and the 500 grams packet for the betta breeder.

Because of the use of bine shrimp embryos, the Betta Pro is one of the more expensive betta feeds available, however, the use of such embryos rather than generic fish feed can only be good news for the bettas. If you don’t mind the higher price, give the Atison Betta Pro and try, and join the ranks of numerous satisfied betta owners worldwide.

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Product information credit: Ocean Nutrition

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