Back in April at the MAX show we reported on a little fling that Reed Mariculture was entertaining with a certain nondescript looking pellet food with protein that is primarily derived from ragworms, or spaghetti worms as many reefkeepers call them. At first glance the unassuming plastic jar appears to be just another pelleted fish food but closer inspection of the nutritional breakdown reveals a startling fact. The percent of protein is an average high end value at about 45% or more but the fat content is unusually high for a fish food; whereas a typical premium pelleted food for marine fish might sport anywhere from 6-8% fat, the marine blend of Aquathrive nourish is packing almost twice that at 11% fat! Such a rich food might not be the bulk of your fish’s diet but for finnicky eaters and for conditioning fish into spawning, a prepared food with so much nutritious fat could be a perfect choice for producing large viable eggs. Also, if you’ve got a fish like an anthias, butterflyfish or tilefish that eats well but doesn’t seem to be putting on weight, the 11% fat content of Aquathrive easily trumps the 8% fat found in New Life Spectrum pellets. Aquathrive is available in 0.5, 1 and 1.5 mm pellet sizes, it will be distributed only to specialty aquarium stores that already carry Reef Nutrition products and you should start seeing the 5oz, $14 jars at your LFS around the new year and certainly within the next 30 days.