Discus cichlids and some other cichlid species can be very picky about their food. We thought of this when making the JBL PRONOVO BITS and added raw ingredients, such as shrimps, which the fish find irresistible.
Since discus fish and cichlids living in the same biotope adapt their food spectrum to dry and rainy seasons, but we do not reproduce this in the aquarium, the food needs to be very versatile. In the Amazonian rainy season, when the water level rises up to 9 m, discus even eat fruits and other vegetable components! In the dry season, discus concentrate on the ground and eat shrimps and absolutely anything else edible they can find there.
Advantages of JBL foods:
Use of pure fish protein without cheap fish meal.
Optimum protein/fat ratio.
Mainly proteins from aquatic animals.
Reduction of algae growth and optimal fish growth due to adapted phosphate content.
Prebiotic: prebiotics are "substrates that are selectively used by host microorganisms and confer health benefits." Scientists are agreed on this that they promote digestion and thus health. In the case of our fish, there is another essential aspect: with better digestion, less is excreted and the water is thus less polluted, causing fewer algae problems and keeping the water cleaner.
Don't be surprised to find squid listed among the raw ingredients! In the feed declaration, squid are representative for all molluscs, including mussels and snails. Squid, of course, are not part of the natural food spectrum of the discus.