NEO index literally means: natural, energy-optimised nutrition. Behind this lies the ratio of proteins to fats in the food. 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 (meaning the water temperature), but also the size and age of the fish, and food function (e.g. growth food) play determining roles, the der NEO index has been developed to deal with all these factors in one.
Normally manufacturers own machines with which they can produce products. This means that new ideas are limited by the technology of the production machines.
JBL is a manufacturer which has chosen a different approach:
Scientists and pond fish experts develop the food concepts first and then they build a production line dedicated to the product and housed in a suitable building! This has never been done before! But it was by following this unconventional approach that it was possible to offer you (or your fish) the first food which precisely meets the varying demands of different pond fish. This is a huge step towards species-appropriate animal care and towards animal welfare in practice. We are as pleased about that as you are! You will find more information about the new food production hall in this post: Inside JBL: videos and exclusive insights into the new food production hall
JBL PROPOND is the only physiological-nutritional concept on the market
- fish species
- age / size
Making energy available at the right time and in the right place. JBL’s scientists have summarised all these factors in an index, the so-called NEO index. For the first time ever JBL’s ProPond foods are offering you over 100 articles created to take the criteria of temperature, fish species, age / size and habitat into consideration.
We have created a comprehensive introductory speech of the JBL ProPond Opening – This is where the pond and koi scene meet! in German for you.