We’re big fans of foods made from Calanus copepods and BCUK’s latest addition to their food offering is both Calanus yet convenient as it’s a dry food, and can be administered just as easily as you would feed fish flake or pellets.
At 0.5mm diameter, this small granulate is larger than powdered coral foods yet smaller than standard fish pellets, and that particle size is part of what allows it to stay suspended in the water column for long periods.
We offered it as a brand new food to two yellow gobies residing in our nano tank and although usually easy to feed, they’ve been sticking their noses up at most frozen foods lately from pods to artemia and krill.
The particle size and suspension of the Drifters suited them and their feeding style and were visible afterward by their rounded bellies. The resident LPS corals took full advantage too and we appreciated the ease of tossing in a pinch at a time as we were passing, (versus frozen food fingers,) and would also use them in an automatic feeder if the need arises.
As well as Calanus, Drifters also contains krill, fish, fish eggs, squid, and algae, and is rich in SDA fatty acids and Omega 3. It’s often difficult to report much about a tub of dry food but this one just happened to suit our fish and corals perfectly. It’s Calanus, it’s convenient, and as the Drifters name suggests, it did exactly what it says on the label.