Ratio of proteins to fats
Looking at the season alone, the fish would only need half as much protein in winter (2:1) as in summer (4:1).
But because not only the season (which means water temperature), but also the size and age of the fish, and food function (e.g. growth food) play determining roles, the NEO Index® has been developed to deal with all these factors in one.
Feed your animals throughout the year with the natural, balanced JBL PROPOND fish food, to keep them healthy and active for the long-term. By supporting all their vital functions it ensures active, disease-resistant fish with vibrant colours. The food is highly digestible thanks to its prebiotic ingredients.
Same NEO Index® - different food
For our JBL PROPOND pond fish food we set the highest quality requirements for the foods’ ingredients. Every single component is examined in accordance with our specific JBL quality criteria before the high-quality ingredient is used for the food. Especially important for us are the controlled cultivation, the freshness and the pollution control.
If you think, for instance, that the spring food (JBL PROPOND SPRING) has the same protein/fat ratio (3:1) as the autumn food (JBL PROPOND AUTUMN), a glance at the exact composition shows that they are not the same food in different packages but that the ingredients show significant differences.
The spring food is a floating food. The protein and fat contents are lower than in the spring food since no energy reserves need to be built up.
Sticks, wafers, pearls or flakes
Let’s just compare fish food to our vegetables. You can eat vegetables raw, cooked, in soup or as a gratin. Each of these can be very healthy, if it is prepared CORRECTLY and not overcooked.
It’s similar with fish food. We offer the same ingredients in a different shape and form, which may be a flake, a stick or an extrudate. With a flake the fish need to expend a lot of energy per flake, because ONE flake contains very little weight and food. With sticks the situation is somewhat better, but they still contain three times more air than an extrudate. This is clearly illustrated by comparing the weights in the same packaging size. And the truth really is, the higher the weight per volume the better!
Along with the type of dosage the size is important. For the fish too large food causes considerably more problems than too small food. Please therefore select the appropriate “grain size” for your fish stock and if in doubt, use the smaller size. We have created two versions for floating and sinking. The floating food is for spring and summer and the sinking food is for autumn, winter and for sturgeon species which always feed at the bottom.