Some industry rumors are hinting at a possibility that Instant Ocean may be working on a new gel based food for our marine aquarium fish. Gelatin has long been a very important ingredient in frozen food for ornamental fish and refrigerated foodÂ in aquaculture. About 10 years ago Tetra tried to launch a gel based food with recipes that resembled formula 1, formula 2 and others but the food was packaged in single servings that looked like packs of condiments and although the food may have been of high quality, the presentation and consumer perception was not at all favorable. Word on the shkreet is that Instant Ocean gel food may be introduced at MACNA, which sounds fairly plausible, guess we’ll find out in a month.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.