The story behind DRP fish food
by Johan Roux on Jul 01, 2023
The story behind DRP fish food, how it was discovered and eventually came to market. As a passionate hobbyist that has bred and raised Discus fish, Rams, Apistogramma Cacatoides, Sealpoint and Pinoi Angels etc, it has become a dream of mine to find a super food. One that you can feed with confidence and with the knowledge that it will not cause harm to your fish. To my surprise I found such a food and after my trials I decided to start sharing my success with my Facebook group as I always have done with my hobby. The methods of feeding, how to feed this food to fry, different ways I discovered to apply it that has made the application so easy and clean. No more messy grinders, mortar and pestle's or struggles in hatching and breeding live cultures if you don't like the idea of keeping cultures. This food is so versatile that you only need the DRP 1 for one day old fry up to 3 month old fish. I have now done away with live cultures except for freshly hatched brine shrimp which I will always promote as an alternative feed for fry purely because of the chase. Keeps fry active chasing the shrimp and catching it.
A super food with no preservatives, no colorant and no hormones. A food that is safe for all fish, tropical and marine. It is used in the raising of food fish for human consumption so no unwanted preservatives and substances are allowed in this food.
This food is suitable for Tropical and Marine fish types in the everyday aquarium keepers fish tanks.
With my Ram breeding project, I completely stopped feeding frozen foods all together to prevent any chance of disease infestation to my rams. This I learnt from Dr. Bassleers disease diagnostic videos. After months of research and testing I had a lot of requests for this food so I decided to start marketing it. DRP Aquatic Growth Formula brand took flight and looking back it has been a great success.
I also experimented on raising Angel fish fry where I fed them from day 1 of free swimming without supplementing with brine shrimp and micro worm to see if this food is capable to raise the babies from day 1 onward. I only used the DRP1 finely crushed between the fingers and the babies grew really well from the first day of free swimming and they looked very healthy.
Due to my success with this food in raising three batches of Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi, one batch of Apistogramma Cacatuoides and some Angel fish fry I have decided to market this food and share it with the breeders and fish lovers that are always searching for easier ways to raise their newly hatched fry. This is in support of the hobby to help and support all breeders, new and old and to give something back to the hobby for others to be successful as well. You will find that it lasts longer due to it being rich in protein and therefor requiring less food to achieve the enhanced growth and health that is targeted.
There are many foods out there and many of them are good. The difference though is that the DRP1 and 2 Aquatic Growth Formula can be effortlessly crushed between your fingers to a size smaller than freshly hatched brine shrimp (30 - 80 micron). No other dry food gives you this feature. It also contains much more proteins and fats than the everyday mixes. It is super rich in krill which is what makes it so good and desired by all fish types, Tropical and Marine, and it is this feature that provides the natural super growth rate without any other supplements but the vitamins and minerals that are in the food.
For the quality that this food brings to your fish it is very affordable and outcompetes most other brands when it comes to price per gram for the protein content and health benefits it offers. Remember - you need to feed much less of DRP than any of the normal commercial brands.
Another great benefit is that the food is very well absorbed. This means less waste is generated by your fish, especially gold fish and pleco's. The good absorption rate ensures that the ratio of fiber to unabsorbed food is high when the residual food passes through the intestines therefore ensuring that the fish do not get constipated and subsequently bloated.
The lower the amount of undigested food passing through the fish the lower the chances are to generate more ammonia from the breakdown of the faces in the tank substrate.
Once you have used this food and seen the reaction of your fish as well as the growth rate and health benefits you get you will be presently surprised.
The DRP food range has only received numerous positive reviews on social media to date from users
We still need to meet the fish that does not eat this food.
If they don't eat it something must be wrong and needs to be investigated.
The ingredients of fish food
Fish food consists of different ingredients that is supposed to make up a balanced diet for the species of fish being fed. There are various protein type coming into play in fish diets. These proteins come from Marine animals, (Most popular protein source), Land animals and plant material that is sourced either in the Ocean, like kelp, or on land. Each of these proteins have different make up of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
The idea is to feed your fish the food that bests delivers these Omega 3's to them. Other ingredients like fats, carbohydrates and minerals also play an important role in fish diets and growth rates. The difference lies in the following: Are you breeding fish and want fast growths and healthy fish or are you just keeping fish for ornamental purposes? This has an effect on the type of food you choose. High protein with high fat food for growth or lower protein and fat containing food for adult fish. One needs to remember here that most of the high branded fish foods contain higher levels of protein and fat. Proteins are the one main substance that makes fish food expensive depending on how much it contains.
Also very importantly is how this food will effect the fishes metabolism. Will it get bloat and become constipated? A fish food that is well absorbed should not result in bloat. Food high in carbohydrates cause bloat in fish.
The DRP fish food range is made for the promotion of growth and heath of fish. It is also used to feed adult fish and maintain their heath and energy needs. The DRP food is very well absorbed and fish generally produce much less waste if fed on this food. This is one of the reasons that this food is so popular in the world of Aquaculture. It is safe, efficient and delivers results.
When feeding high protein fish food to fish one needs to understand not to feed the same amount as when you feed a low protein fish food. The contents of ingredients on labels are there for the user to see and to adjust his feeding regime. Remember - variety feeding is by far the best for any fish. They don't eat the same food every day of their lives. Seasonal changes influence the type of food they eat.