How much product is there in each package of Masstick?
- Masstick 14 contains one transparent, zip-lock bag with 14 net grams netos of product.
- Masstick 42 contains three transparent, zip-lock bags with 42 net grams of product in each one.
- Masstick 70 contains five transparent, zip-lock bags with 70 net grams of product in each one.
- Masstick bulk contains one transparent, zip-lock bag with 100 net grams netos of product.
- Masstick prof contains two aluminium bags with 500 net grams of product in each one.
How much water should be added to prepare Masstick?
The most adequate proportion is 2 grams of Masstick with 1 gram (1 ml.) of osmosis water.
Can I increase the proportion of water to prepare Masstick?
The recommended proportion is 2 to 1 and is the correct amount to make a hard paste that can adhere to the aquarium glass. This property allows the food to be consumed over a longer amount of time so that all fish have the opportunity to feed. However, it makes the preparation slightly more difficult and time-consuming.
We can increase water approximately by 10% to facilitate preparation. We will obtain a softer consistency.
Amounts over 15% will make the paste too watery, therefore losing its ability to adhere.
Why should I use osmosis water to prepare Masstick?
Osmosis water makes the rehydrating process easier and quicker because it has less surface tension and, therefore increased humectant capacity. Osmosis water is free from odours that may inhibit the appetite of the fish.
Can I use tap water?
Water from the tap that is adequate for human consumption can smell of chlorine, which is a deterrent for fish, and also contains small quantities of elements that are not recommended for aquarium reefs (copper, nitrate, phosphate, etc.).
Can I use aquarium water to prepare Masstick?
It should not be used if you are going to freeze the unused portion of the product because aquarium water contains bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. that may affect conservation. Aquarium water has decrease humectant properties because its surface tension is higher. This makes it more difficult to prepare Masstick.
Can I freeze Masstick?
Yes. We recommend you freeze the unused portion immediately after you prepare it. You can separate the mixture and freeze it separately in the aluminimum bags in which the product is presented. Masstick remains fresh up to 5 weeks after freezing at -18ºC.
Should I vary my fish’s diet with other products?
It is not necessary.
The natural origin and lyophilisation of the ingredients in Masstick guarantee an optimum nutritional profile for our marine animals. Lyophilisation of ingredients preserves the vitamins, nutrients and essential bioactive compounds that are present in live food.
How much Masstick should I give my fish daily?
The amount varies depending on species, size, age, behaviour, etc. A correct amount would be approximately 1-2% of the animal’s weight with respect to its size and age. The general feeding guideline is to place a certain amount of paste in several areas of the aquarium and observe if it is consumed in the following 30 minutes. You can increase or decrease the amount depending on the amount consumed.
How do I administer Masstick?
It is important to place the food in various areas of the aquarium to ensure all the fish have access to it at the same time.
How should Masstick be sticked?
You will obtain optimum results if you take portions approximately 1-1.5 grams and squeeze them strongly against the glass, forming a thin layer.
Can I add medicines to Masstick?
Yes, both in powder and liquid form. In both cases, you should readjust, by increasing or decreasing, the amount of water for the blend. Masstick, because it appeals to fish, has proved to be an invaluable tool for the oral treatment of sick or debilitated fish.
Can Masstick be used to feed corals?
Yes, for both LPS corals and azooxanthellate corals. You can provide small portions as food for corals like Cinaryna, Caulastrea, Tubastrea, Dendrophylia, etc., or you can mix it with aquarium water to create a “soup” and spread it on azooxanthellate corals with small polyps like Menella, Guaiagorgia, Minabea, etc.
- How much product is there in each package of Masstick?
- How much water should be added to prepare Masstick?
- Can I increase the proportion of water to prepare Masstick?
- Why should I use osmosis water to prepare Masstick?
- Can I use tap water?
- Can I use aquarium water to prepare Masstick?
- Can I freeze Masstick?
- Should I vary my fish’s diet with other products?
- How much Masstick should I give my fish daily?
- How do I administer Masstick?
- How should Masstick be pasted?
- Can I add medicines to Masstick?
- Can Masstick be used to feed corals?