Salt Speak – Episode 4: Blended Frozen Aquarium Foods

SS_ep4-1Here we go…the fourth installment of Salt Speak coming at you in 3, 2, 1! The topic of this episode is blended frozen aquarium foods – a product most aquarists use (or have used) in their aquarium. To gain some industry insights and pass them along to you, our loyal readers and viewers, I gave Larry DuPont (of Larry’s Reef Services) a call.

First we discuss the types of seafood ingredients hobbyists can expect to find in blended frozen foods, non-seafood ingredients (both good and bad), and what types of additives should be avoided. Then we round out our general discussion with benefits frozen provides over other options for your aquarium, as well as what you should look for when purchasing a frozen fish food at your local fish store.

After that we focus on how Larry got started with his business, Larry’s Reef Services, makers of blended frozen foods such as LRS Reef Frenzy®, Herbivore Frenzy®, and Fish Frenzy®. We discuss the growth of his business and team over the last few years, as well as what a typical week looks like at LRS HQ. In addition, we discuss the benefits of adding probiotics to foods, public institutions and breeding projects using LRS foods, and the types of testing that have been commissioned to evaluate the various LRS blends.

Is blended frozen food part of your feeding routine? If so, tell me what you preferred brand is in the comments below. As always, after you enjoy the chat, please share it with your salty friends.

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About "Caribbean Chris" Aldrich

"Caribbean Chris" Aldrich is co-founder and Director of Saltwater Smarts, an avid SCUBA diver, and contributor to a live rock mariculture project in the Florida Keys. He has been an aquarium hobbyist for 20 years and his current aquarium is a 127-gallon Carib reef biotope.

Comments

  1. Tracey Kirk says:

    I feed LRS Reef Frenzy exclusively.

  2. I’ve just recently started to wonder about whether to stain out the liquid that the frozen foods are packed in but now I see all the manufacturers include different stuff. . Who stains thier food?

    • "Caribbean Chris" Aldrich says:

      Hi Dave – It depends on what I’m feeding. The majority of frozen I feed now is Reef Frenzy, which is pre-rinsed, so doing so is unnecessary and removes some of the tinier particles my corals and smaller fish feed upon.

      Now I do feed other brands from time to time (usually cube-based offerings), so I do rinse/strain those.

      How about you?

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