Food tablets for armored catfish from 1-20 cm

  • Ideal staple food for all armored catfish (Corydoras, Aspidoras, Brochis, Scleromystax, Dianema, Hoplosternum etc.)
  • Use: let it sink to the bottom of the aquarium. For crepuscular (twilight-active) species, feed only after switching off the lights
  • Natural raw ingredients without artificial additives for a natural diet and healthy armored catfish. Tested on JBL research expeditions in the tropics
  • Very high acceptance even with choosy species thanks to high-quality raw ingredients such as salmon, krill, shrimps and spirulina
  • Package contents: original sealed, air- and light-tight, recyclable tin with dosing aid in the lid
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Price: 8,43 €
basic price 145.34 EUR / kg
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
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Product information

Armored catfish are bottom-dwelling fish species from South America which search for food with their barbels on or in the substrate. That’s why it’s important the substrate is never coarse or sharp-edged. They like to live socially (except C. acutus) and are peaceful creatures.

Armored catfish are omnivores which eat detritus (crushed organic matter) on or in the substrate. This means that their food spectrum covers almost everything that can be found in natural waters. In the JBL PRONOVO CORYDORAS this is taken into account in the composition with plant and animal components.

What do you do if you have different bottom dwellers in one aquarium?
Fish also have a sense of taste and refuse food they don’t like. We do not keep ANY bottom-dwelling species, which would experience problems if they ate from a food tablet intended for another species (e.g. loaches). So feed both types of tablets (e.g. JBL PRONOVO CORYDORAS for armored catfish and JBL PRONOVO BOTIA for loaches) at the same time. It is even beneficial for the fish, as they are being offered more variety.

What is the difference between tablets and wafers?
During the food production process, food tablets (e.g. JBL PRONOVO TAB, JBL PRONOVO CORYDORAS) are mechanically compressed from fine flake or granulate food. Wafers, on the other hand, are thinly cut from a pulp, pressed out of the extruder as a "continuous sausage" and then dried. The diameter of the "sausage" is then the diameter of the wafer. In the case of JBL PRONOVO PLECO, this results in two sizes: M and XL.
In the production process, wafers can be made harder than food tablets, so that they are still available to the sucking catfish as "hard" food to scrape off even after some waiting time (until it gets dark).



Art. no.:
EAN Code:
100 ml
58 g
Volume packaging:
0.161 l
Gross weight:
78.94 g
Net weight:
58 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
44/106/44 mm


Animal species: Armored catfish, Catfish
Animal size: 1 - 20 cm
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: You will find details of the materials used under Details & Composition
Feed type: food tablets
Colour: beige
Dosage: Feed 1 – 2 times a day, as much as can be eaten within a few minutes

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:106 mm
Length:44 mm
Width:44 mm
diameter:44 mm
Analytical components
are not added by JBL
Vitamins per kg
Vitamin A 25000 I. E.
Vitamin D₃ 3000 I. E.
Vitamin E 300 mg
Vitamin C 200 mg
How long does the food keep after opening?

Please ensure you buy a packaging size suitable for your aquarium/terrarium/pond so that the quantity contained is used up within 4 months. Compare it with a tin of biscuits lying around for several months. When properly stored they are not necessarily soggy, but they are not quite as tasty as when the packet was opened. Therefore it is not advisable to use the food after this time.

The repeated opening and closing of the packaging brings the food into contact with bacteria and humidity over a longer storage period. Thus the quality of the premium food reduces continuously and this influences the vitamin content and the freshness of the food. For the benefit of your animals you always should feed them fresh food.

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Customer reviews


Overall rating: 5.0
12 public review(s) for this product.

1 Review


Amazing food! I have a 150P tank with 20 adolfoi corydoras and they seem to like this a lot! I have tried some other brands too, just to compare them and they always prefer this one! I am going to buy it again! 5/5 stars !

11 more reviews in other languages

11 Reviews in other languages

R. Pech - German

Ich habe dieses Futter für meine Corydoras und sie lieben es🤩. Ich kann diese Tabs einfach nur empfehlen.

H. Metin - German

Top Futter Bei mir gehen nicht nur Welsen auch alle anderen Fischen mögen es richtig ✅

flo.to.fish - German

Die Panzerwelse lieben dieses Futter. Und was sie nicht auf kriegen, schnappen sich die Amanogarnelen. :)

ShrimpPuddle - German

Ein sehr ausgeglichenes Futter für Panzerwelse, alle Arten gehen bei mir sehr gerne an das Futter. Ob Metall, Bänder oder Goldstripe-Panzerwels, alle lieben es.

Aqua. to go - German

Sinkt schnell ab und lässt sich auch in kleinere Brocken teilen. Die Welse (Corydoras, Hexenwelse, L-Welse) gehen gut dran. Auch die Skalare tauchen ab und fressen davon.

(Bewertung von Aqua. to go)

S. Tejera Galindo - Spanish

Me encanta tener una comida específica para mis corredoras. Se vuelven locas cuando ven la pastilla en el fondo

A.Q.U.A.R.I.S.T.I.Komet - German

Wir sind genauso zufrieden mit dem Fischfutter für die Corys wie unsere Community.

Sie sagen, sowie wir, es ist ein super Preis Leistungsverhältnis und die anderen Welse mögen sich ebenfalls gerne daran bedienen

elacuariodelnorte - Spanish

Una comida especifica para corydoras, pero los gupys y ancistrus también se acercan a comer. En pocas palabras para corydoras es perfecta pero también para los demás miembros del acuario

P. Hergenröther - German

Meine Cordys lieben es ☺️ es hat keine 2 Sekunden gedauert bis festgestellt wurde das es sehr sehr lecker ist ☺️ sehr zu empfehlen.

diskusowner - German

Der Name ist hier Programm.

Alle Panzerwelse stürzen sich hier aufs Futter als gebe es keinen Morgen mehr. Absolut überzeugendes Produkt

https://www.tiktok.com/@acuariomania - Spanish

Una comida perfecta para las corydoras, se disuelve en el tiempo justo para que un grupo de 6 corydoras les de tiempo de comer, es cierto que también pican de las pastillas otros peces y eso significa que han dado con la fórmula exacta de lo que le gustan a nuestros peces. Recomendable!

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