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The new feeds of the PRO series by Amtra: Natural, Color and Vegetal Flake


I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Natural, Color e Vegetal Flake

Amtra presented its new line of PRO feeds during the Zoomark 2019: now we obtained them and we’re ready to do a proper analysis. Let’s see what we found out.

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Where’s speaking of flake feeds produced thanks to AMTRA‘s thirty-year old experience. They experimented new methodologies as natural as possible, trying to keep the processes with low temperatures.

The three feeds we’re about to present are: Pro Natural, that more than others uses less alterations as possible, Pro Color, which is added with Garlic and Astaxantina in order to improve the coloration and the immune defenses of the fish, and Pro Vegetal which is mainly vegetable.

The composition of the feeds AMTRA Pro Natural, Color and Vegetal F

The three feeds, ratherly different in their basic composition, have the follow macroingredients:

Pro Natural FPro Color FPro Vegetal F
Worm flour (Tenbrio molitor, Chironomus sp, Lumbricus terrestris, Bombyx mori) Wheat Wheat
Wheat Krill flour Hydrolyzed fish protein
Herrings flour Hydrolyzed fish protein Brewer’s yeast
Hydrolyzed fish protein CornSpirulin
Corn starch Hydrolyzed shrimp protein Corn starch
Potato Seaweed flourHerrings flour
Salmon oil Brewer’s yeast Salmon oil
Carob flourKelp seaweedChlorella seaweed
Alga Kelp Salmon oil
Betaglucan from brewer’s yeast Garlic
Paprika
I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Natural, Color e Vegetal Flake
From letf to right: Pro Natural F, Pro Color F and Pro Vegetal F

And their interesting nutritional analysis

Pro Natural FPro Color FPro Vegetal F
Raw proteins42,7%44,7%46%
Raw fats5,8%8,7%5,3%
Raw fiber1,3%0,5%0,7%
Raw ashes7,9%8,1%2,8%
Moist6,7%7,9%6,3%
Other35,6% 30,1%38,9%
I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Pro Natural F
Amtra Pro Natural F

As you can see from the chart, the feeds are mainly made by proteins (almost the half of the whole), 5% of fats which are 9 in the Natural. Being a rather caloric feed it’s better for fish that usually eat smaller fishes or crustaceans; the Natural, with more fats, it’s good also for cold water fish. In Natural and Color the proteins are close to other similar feeds (49,8%), while the fats are the half for Color and in the average for Natural (9,8%), while the fibers are much lower than usual, 0,5 or 1,3 against 1,7. On the other hand Vegetal has an higher number of proteins for a vegetable feed, 46% against the average of 34,5%, the other values are normal, except for the fibers that are poor anyway. The other elements, moist, ashes and others, are very low in the Pro Vegetal and higher in Pro Color and Pro Natural.

I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Pro Color Flake
Amtra Pro Color F

The vitamins

Let’s see now the composition of vitamins, trace elements and additives:

Pro Natural FPro Color FPro Vegetal F
Vitamin A25.000 IU/kg24.700 IU/kg25.000 IU/kg
Vitamin D31.500 IU/kg11.465 IU/kg1.500 IU/kg
Vitamin E100 mg/kg120 mg/kg100 mg/kg
Vitamin C450 mg/kg79,1 mg/kg450 mg/kg
L-lysine480 mg/kg
DL-Methionine480 mg/kg
Betaine1,9 g/kg
I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Pro Vegetal Flake
Amtra Pro Vegetal F

In all the three feeds the Vitamin A is predominant. Vitamin A promotes a an healthly growth, strengthens the view, defends the skin and acts positively on fertility. Notice also the quantity of amino acids in Amtra Pro Vegetal F.

The Amtra Pro feeds at a close view

In order to confront these feeds with the other we analyzed, let’s watch how they present in detail, with our macro 1:1, even if once in water they get wet and assume a different consistency. The attractiveness anyway is good, at least for Amtra Pro Color F that I used in my aquarium, because it’s the most suitable for marine fish.

I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Natural, Color e Vegetal Flake
Amtra Pro Natural F
I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Natural, Color e Vegetal Flake
Amtra Pro Color F
I nuovi mangimi Amtra della serie PRO: Natural, Color e Vegetal Flake
Amtra Pro Vegetal F

The cost

The feeds are sold in jars of 50 grams or 250 ml, at 4,20 euro (about 8,4 cents per gram) for the Pro Natural F, 5,20 euro (about 10,4 cents per gram) for the Pro Color F, 4,5 euro for the Pro Vegetal F (about 9 cents per gram).

If you search for a deepening on fish feeds here there’s our article: fish feeding.