Naturose topdressing

Naturose topdressing

Postby KathyL » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:04 am

Naturose is one of many things that add color to orange clownfish.

This is Luis A M's recipe to topdress dry pellet food:

Mix 1 g naturose with 100g dry food. Mix very well.
Add the contents of 2 x 1 gram capsules of fish oil (health food stores, vitamin sections) or 2 ml canola oil (1 tsp = 5 ml)

Mix very well. I use a small food processor.

done. Thanks to Luis AM for the method!

Brine Shrimp Direct and Aquatic Eco Systems are a couple of suppliers, but there are more.

http://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/c1/c8/ ... e-c64.html

8 oz lasts a loooong time.
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Postby NemoFan » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:27 am

question... I have a batch of fish I am readying to sell and was looking into getting this NatuRose product to further enhance their color. My question is... if it is a powder, how do you "topdress" your dry pellet with it?? Isn't is close to if not the same as Cyclop-eeze? I am looking to somehow add this to my Otohime C1 I am currently feeding my oldest batch. Please elaborate :-)
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Postby NemoFan » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:30 am

Also... I have no way to measure grams... any suggestions?
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Postby NemoFan » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:33 am

one more thing. I am also thinking of buying spirulina powder to add as well. Is this necessary???
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Postby KathyL » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:37 am

NemoFan wrote:question... ... My question is... if it is a powder, how do you "topdress" your dry pellet with it?? ...


Immediately above your post is the method

cyclopeeze will also work to color up your fish.

I have a $30 postal scale from Office Depot that works quite nicely for weighing grams, and is very handy to have for personal use, mail, etc.

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Postby KathyL » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:59 pm

spirulina is nice, but not necessary.
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Postby NemoFan » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:54 am

Ok I will try that... correct me if I'm wrong but... wouldn't using a food processor to mix it affect the size of the otohime food? If it goes in as C1 wouldn't it come out B1 or B2 for example?? Just a thought before i run out and buy one!!
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Postby KathyL » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:34 am

You don't have to use a food processor. A bowl and a spoon work just as well. I just have a lot to do with many mouths to feed, so I process large batches with a small amount of mixing time. I don't think it affects the size significantly, as long as you do not process too much.
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Postby The Ediaz » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:38 pm

Use a bakers mixer that will not degrade the size of the food and will mix it to perfection.If you don't have one an electric hand mixer and a bowl will do.

You can add as much as 50% more oil with no negative effects.

Top dress with anything you want, spirulina,kelp meal, naturose and even anti parasite and antibiotics in case of a disease outbreak.

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Postby sanjay » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:24 am

Any special requirements in storing naturose dressed Otohime. ??

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Postby KathyL » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:02 pm

I keep it in the fridge if I am not using it within a week or two. Let it come to room temp before you open the bag, or the food will acquire moisture as it condensates on the cold food.

I keep small bottles of it at room temp, tightly closed to keep the moisture out, but I keep them on top of the lids of my tanks. Different sizes of food depending on the size of the fish. It only takes a week or two to empty a 3 ounce bottle. But then, I feed heavily 3 to 4 times a day.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Clownfish75 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:47 pm

has anyone tried this without the oil, ie no binding agent, im thinking with the oil added this stuff starts to stick together? Am i wrong in this assumption?

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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Luis A M » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:26 am

Yes Christian,the oil covers each particle binding the top dressing powder to them.Otherwise the powder goes to the water and not to the fish :wink:
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Clownfish75 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:43 am

Yeh i was just hoping you werent goign to say that Luis, how sticky does the food become after the oil addition?

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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Luis A M » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:05 am

Clownfish75 wrote:Yeh i was just hoping you werent goign to say that Luis, how sticky does the food become after the oil addition?

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Nothing,just more fluffy.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Zooid » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:58 am

I agree with Luis. The food will not be sticky at all if you mix it very well.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby KathyL » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:35 pm

The food is normal after the oil addition. Oil spreads very thinly over the pellets. I do not have oil slicks or any other issues with water quality with this method of topdressing. The food is not sticky, does not clump together, or any other bad effect.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Miles » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:05 pm

I do this with my Spectrum Grow pellets... but has it been done with Otohime A, B1, or B2? I dont want to waste a bag of Oto.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby Chad Vossen » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:37 pm

I use it on my otehime. but I make a small batch, and mix it 50/50 with normal food in an auto feeder.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby KathyL » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:34 pm

I've used it on Otohime A, B1, B2, C1. Same recipe. If its a size I use a lot of, I make up 500g at a time. If not, I make up 60 g at a time.
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby EasterEggs » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:03 pm

When do you guys start using Naturose? I imagine it's a bit of a waste to feed it to young fish when the effects of the Naturose can be seen quickly. For those juvies waiting to go to sale, how long should they be fed Naturose for good coloration?

Edit: Found my answer viewtopic.php?f=137&t=6367&p=59481&hilit=astaxanthin#p59481
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Re: Naturose topdressing

Postby darxvad » Fri May 29, 2015 1:23 am

Any new sources for naturose. Brineshrimpdirect has not been stocking their naturose for a long time, and a lot of the other available naturose are for human consumption which relates to higher prices.

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