PE Pellets is an exciting new fish food for fresh and salt water aquariums. From the makers of PE Mysis, Piscine Energetics takes a radically new approach to how they make their PE Pellets in a process the company likens to craft brewing.
We’ve heard murmurs that Piscine Energetics was working on a pelleted version of their food but it’s been so long that we just assumed they’d moved on from the project. First of all, PE Pellets uses mysis shrimp as its main ingredient, and it is also the only food of its kind to be made with fresh mysis shrimp.
All pellet and flake fish foods are made in huge quantities by machines which process food by the ton on an hourly basis. By contrast, not only does Piscine make their own pellets in-house, they also have slowed the ‘assembly line’ to a relative crawl, processing a fraction of that amount on a daily basis.
The result is a new fish food that is made at much lower temperatures than so called cold-extrusion processes. And since our fish already love mysis shrimp, we have no doubt that they’ll love the new PE Pellets as well.
Early reports from testers seem to indicate that PE Pellets has been able to wean some finicky fish from solely eating frozen foods, even long term aquarium residents. The slow-sinking nature of PE Pellets means that many fish can get a chance at snapping up this food on its way down in the water column.
PE Pellets is available in both a freshwater and saltwater fish food formula, in three pellet sizes ranging from 1, 2 and 3 millimeters. A 2 ounce pouch costs about $10, the 4oz retails for $18 and the biggest size currently available tops out at $32.