Complete feed in sticks for medium and large size ornamental pond fish: goldfish, Japanese koi.
Composition: cereals, soja, fish and fish by products, crustacean, vegetable and vegetable by products, algae spirulina 0,20%.
Nutritional additives: Vitamin A (3a672a) 23.300 I.U./kg, vitamin D3 (3a671) 1.600 I.U./kg, vitamin E (3a700) 90 mg/kg, vitamin C (3a312) 60 mg/kg.
Sensorial additives: Cantaxantina (2a161g) 10 mg/kg
Analytical constituents: Crude protein 23,00%, crude ash 5,70%, crude fibres 3,25%, crude fat 2,85%, moisture 4,80%, Omega 6 42,24%, Omega 3 5,69%.
1200 ml - 150 gr - Item code PSC150
8,3 lts - 1 Kg - Item code PSC1KG
11 lts - 1,2 Kg - Item code PSC1200
32 lts - 4 Kg - Item code PSC4KG
42 lts - 7,5 Kg - Item code PSC7.5KG
VITAMINS CONTAINED IN THE DIET OF DOMESTIC FISH
• Vitamin A. Also called retinol, it is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it can be stored in the animal's fatty tissues and liver, and released in the body when needed. Vitamin A in fish promotes the proper renewal of epithelial tissues and the proper functioning of eyesight processes, in addition to regulating body development and to its anti-oxidant activities. Signs of deficiency: exophthalmos (bulging eyes), depigmentation, corneal opacity, anorexia and oedema, stunted growth.
Vitamin C. L-ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for fish (their bodies are unable to produce it) and cannot be stored in their bodies. Fish therefore need a constant intake of vitamin C through Prodac food. This is one of the most important vitamins: in fish, it has anti-oxidant properties and stimulates the immune system and also promotes proper muscle development, wound healing and bone growth. It also facilitates the absorption of some minerals in the intestines (such as iron) and the synthesis of important hormones. Vitamin C deficiency causes rickets, bone deformities, fin corrosion, opaque eyes, skin haemorrhage and loss of body mass.
Vitamin D3. Colecalciferol, another name of vitamin D3, is a fat-soluble hormone that in animals works as modulator of calcium and phosphorus absorption in the intestines and regulates their functions in the body. It also regulates parathyroid hormones. This is an essential vitamin that fish ingest in Prodac food and is then stored in the liver and in fatty tissues. Vitamin D3 deficiency causes rickets, low muscle development and bone deformities.
Vitamin E. Alpha-tocopherol is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that fish store mostly in the liver and can only be obtained through the diet. This one of the most powerful anti-oxidants, and in fish it also regulates the function and the stability of cell membranes and the production of sex hormones responsible for reproduction. It is also involved in the immune response, in which it plays the role of a very important regulator. Vitamins E and A are particularly related to each other, as the first prevents the oxidation of the latter. Signs of vitamin E deficiency: anaemia, liver degeneration, ascites, damage to the cardiac muscle and to red blood cells, slow growth, reduced reproductive activity.
FATTY ACIDS CONTAINED IN THE DIET OF DOMESTIC FISH
Omega 3 fatty acids. Also called PUFA - 3, these polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential for fish, and they can obtain it from PRODAC fish food. For sweet water fish, linolenic acid is particularly important, while marine fish need eicosapentanoic and docosahexaenoic acids. Carnivore fish have higher needs than herbivore fish, due to metabolic differences. Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for the stability of cell membranes, making them more fluid even at lower body temperatures (fish are cold-blooded animals). They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are used, albeit in tiny amounts, to produce metabolic energy. In addition, they promote the proper development of eggs, embryos and fry. Signs of deficiency are: abnormal colour, erosion of fins, liver damage, abnormal body development..
Omega 6 fatty acids. These are polyunsaturated fatty acids of plant origin, essential for fish (they can only be obtained through diet). The most important ones for fish are arachidonic acid and linoleic acid. Omega 6 fatty acids are involved in countless metabolic pathways: activation of inflammatory response, maintenance of the body’s lipid films, cellular signals and enzyme activation. They promote proper immune response in the event of an infection. Signs of deficiency are: abnormal body development, vulnerability to infections, epidermal alterations..
Spirulina. This term refers to the dry extract of the sweet water cyanobacterium Asthrospira platensis, highly digestible (up to 80%) and particularly rich in proteins (60%), therefore containing essential amino acids that are easily absorbed by fish.
The extract is also rich in vitamins (e.g. A, B, E) and in biologically active principles such as phycocyanobilin. The lipid component (about 7%) contains many fatty acids that are essential for fish, such as Omega 6.
Spirulina is also rich in carotenoids, especially the yellow-orange ones, like canthaxantin, which stimulate the yellow and orange colours in fish. In order for its prebiotic action to work, fish must ingest spirulina products several times a week, in constant amounts.
Canthaxanthin. This is a red-purplish carotenoid pigment, thermostable and lipophilic, which builds up in the body’s fatty tissue (epidermis, adipose tissue, central nervous system, etc.).
Fish can only obtain canthaxanthin through the diet. In the body of fish, astaxanthin has a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory action, also contributing to the intensification of their red colours (accumulation of red cells in the derma).