Yes it is coming! AZAYAKA ASTAXANTHIN, the new color enhancing formula will not contain spirulina (one of the common ingredient in color enhancing fish foods). Instead, its main color enchanting ingredient is astaxanthin.
This new formula's list of ingredients stays simple and wholesome as with all Azayaka products and will contain - whole fish meal, krill meal, shrimp meal, soybean oil, gluten meal, corn starch, beer yeast, fish oil, calcium phosphate, fish collagen, zeolite, shell powder, seaweed, garlic powder, turmeric powder, calcium carbonate, astaxanthin. Analysis: crude protein min 43%, crude fat min 8%, crude fiber max 3%, crude ash max 17%, calcium max 3%, phosphorus max 2%.
I am very excited to announce that it will be available soon!
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Unlike the plan I had, my ranchu had one of their own. As the temperatures warmed up in March, I was expecting the spawning to begin, but it didn't and it is still hasn't happened.
The problem is with the females. Some of my ranchu females appeared to be too young and some wouldn't release their eggs. In order for the spawning to begin, the female must be ready and send out pheromones to "activate" the males to start chasing her. The female that I was hoping to breed isn't cooperating at all this year. My male ranchu, on the other hand, are ready and full of milt, when I checked them. They are waiting for a signal that is yet to come.
As much as I was looking forward to raising a spawn this year, I might have to wait till next spring. This is the down side of having a small set up and fewer fish. But, I still get where I want to go with my ranchu breeding, it's just going to take a bit longer.
The summer has just begun, I wouldn't count out late spawning. Hopeful? Everything is possible!