New Product: SuperPig – color supplement

One of the advantages of feeding Repashy Superfoods is the ease of supplementing the food with extra ingredients.  I have used Repashy Superfood to administer medications with great success (more on that coming up soon).  Allen and I have talked for quite a while about producing a color enhancement food… all the other food companies have one!  But we came to the conclusions that A) Repashy Superfoods already contain a healthy complement of color enhancing ingredients, and B) you are buying the food for its superior nutrition… not as a color enhancer.

Each of the Repashy Superfood formulas are designed for a specific purpose, and when you find the one your fish do best on, you are unlikely to switch to a more broad-based nutrition just to get the color enhancer.  HOWEVER… enhancing a fish’s color naturally through the use of carotenoids and other natural ingredients is an attractive idea.  We have a compromise for you…

Super Pig – Pigment Enhancement Formula.  This gel food supplement can be added to any Repashy Superfood before mixing up the gel to give your fish a little color boost.  And you do not need a lot of it!  All of the Repashy Superfoods already have some of Super Pig’s effective ingredients in them.  Supplementing 1/4 cup of dry food powder with one tablespoon of Super Pig is all that you need to kick the food into a powerful color enhancer.  Give it a try!

 

ACA 2012 Convention

Here is a little video showing some of the happenings and displays at the American Cichlid Association Convention that took place in Indianapolis two weeks ago.  I apologize up front for the incompleteness of the video.  I ‘worked’ the convention behind a TedsFishroom.com booth, and did not get to experience as much of the convention as I would have liked.  Maybe next year I will be able to go (to Denver!) with just my cameras and document the event as it should be done.  Enjoy…

New Shipping Prices – Effective July 21

I have added a new shipping cost level for Repashy Superfood purchased in small quantities.  Now I can ship one or two 2oz packages, or one 4oz package, using USPS First Class Mail for $4.00.  The only negative is that there is no tracking or confirmation available with First Class Mail.  Several customers have asked for small sizes to be shipped more inexpensively so they can try a new food variety for less… now you can!

Repashy Spawn and Grow

Ever thought about the differences between fry and adult fish?  There are a lot of differences, especially with regards to what they need nutritionally in order to grow quickly and with good health.  Repashy Superfoods’ new Spawn & Grow formula is designed with fry in mind.  Here is a video I put together talking about raising fry in general, and how Spawn & Grow can help…

Repashy Price Reduction and Sampler Packs

The prices for Repashy Superfoods have been reduced in the store, and an option to order sampler packs of 2 oz bags has been added.  Now you can order a mix and match choice of flavors to try out.

New Repashy Superfoods!

There are two new varieties of Repashy Superfoods:

Super Green – A totally vegan diet

Spawn & Grow – A diet specifically designed as a supplement to promote spawning, fry growth and recovery during quarantine

Both new varieties are now available in the store.

The Origins of Repashy Superfood

Allen Repashy sent me a Schrek Chia pet to use for feeding Repashy Superfood.  This is a little video I came up with….

Repashy Superfoods Page

I added a page to provide more information and post videos about the new Repashy Superfoods.  If you have not checked them out, take a look at the page:  Repashy

Please look at my speaking schedule on the top of the left side bar.  If you will be near any of those events, please come support the club and see my presentation.  Allen Repashy will be sending a nice product package to each club, and I will also bring samples for everyone.  I can deliver food to the meetings as well, which will save on shipping!

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi Fry

I have been waiting for a pair of German blue rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) to spawn for a few months so I can get some video.  They finally cooperated, and laid eggs a few inches from the front glass… and moved the larvae to a pit even closer!  Rams are one of those species I return to again and again.  I had not have any for four or five years, however, until I got this pair from OddBallFish.com  to photograph for their website.  OBF has some great rams!  They also have nice gold and electric blue rams, and a lot of other great fish.  Check them out.

Watch for the Repashy Superfood in the video.  I placed a couple pieces near the nest before the fry were fully free swimming, and the parents picked a small piece up and dropped it dead center of the fry pile.  The fry were picking on it!  That is less than 6-hour free swimming fry picking on a food that is NOT alive.  I was amazed… Repashy food is awesome.

Getting Started w/Repashy Superfoods

As promised, here is a video with more detail on mixing and using the Repashy Superfoods.  There are many different ways to present the food to fish.  Be creative!  Everyone would like to hear about you ideas, so post them in this blog thread if you want to.

I will be traveling to several aquarium events this year.  If you would like me to deliver the food to you at one of them, here is what you need to do.  Go ahead and use the on line shopping cart, but choose manual payment instead of Pay Pal.  At check out, leave me a note in the instructions box to bring the food with me to whatever event you will be at.  An email reminder would help too.  When we settle up you can pay me cash or check, and we will back out the cost of shipping.  You will only pay to price of the product.

My next visit will be to the New England Cichlid Association in CT on February 4th.  After that I will be in Raleigh for the club’s workshop the weekend of Feb. 18.  Hope to see you there!