Aquarium foods are all about replicating the natural diet of fish and Fluval took a cue from nature by using insect larvae in its line of Fluval Bug Bites fish food. Insects are widely available and packed with nutrients, making them a good option.
For Fluval Bug Bites, Fluval uses black soldier fly larvae as the top ingredient. They raise them on fruits and vegetables, just like in nature, to harvest for the Bug Bites. So why are these insects considered a fish “super food”? They provide a high protein, low carb with a great amino acid profile. Plus, with no exoskeleton, they are more easily digestible and have a taste fish seem to like.
To round out the insects, Fluval uses other protein sources like salmon, that is high in Omega 3 and 6 for healthy skin, scales, fins and colors. They also added essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other trace nutrients that are vital to the health of your fish, while avoiding artificial colors and preservatives
Fluval Bug Bites come in four kinds – a tropical fish formula, a cichlid formula, a goldfish formula and a bottom feeder/pleco formula – and start around $5.99 for a 45g jar and some have options for larger size pellets and packages.