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Reef Jerky
Reef Jerky
Reef Jerky
Reef Jerky

Reef Jerky

41 reviews
$ 17.99

Complete Nutrition for Fish and Corals

Reef Jerky is a blend of whole-animal marine plankton designed to appeal to frequent feeding, small mouthed planktivores, such as anthias, wrasses, cardinalfish as well as corals.  Components of Reef Jerky are rapidly freeze-dried upon harvest, locking in high quality proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants, and color enhancing carotenoids.  The animal sizes range from tiny 125 micron rotifers, mainly suitable for feeding very small fishes, corals, or other filter feeding invertebrates, to Calanus finmarchicus copepods forming the majority of the blend around  2-3 mm in length.  Mysis sp. and juvenile Euphausia sp. plankton round out the blend at the higher size range, approximately 6-10mm long.  With several more whole animal ingredients in between, plus a small triple macroalgae component for omnivores and herbivores, Reef Jerky has a healthy, palatable food option for every inhabitant in your reef.  There are no processed fish meal or terrestrial component based pellets or flakes as filler in Reef Jerky.


Since Reef Jerky is a freeze dried product, it is initially buoyant until sufficiently rehydrated. We recommend using our Plank automatic feeding system for ideal rehydration and broadcast feeding, or a feeding ring to minimally prevent Jerky from being lost into the overflow.  You can also simply mix Jerky into a small cup of RO/DI water and wait for it to rehydrate, then pour into an area of high water flow, as you would a chunk of frozen food.  The amount to use varies significantly on the number and type of fish, and feedings per day. The supplied spoon measures approximately one traditional cube of frozen food by dry weight.  Many of the small mouthed planktivorous fish which benefit most from Reef Jerky have evolved to be continuous feeders.  Therefore, a higher frequency of small meals throughout the day will suit them best.  Our Plank automatic feeding system is designed for exactly this purpose.

Reef Jerky is best kept refrigerated and dry once opened for maximum long term shelf life, but will not spoil at room temperature.  It is important to keep it stored in a dark container as light will degrade the carotenoid pigments that are beneficial to fish health and coloration.  While Reef Jerky looks delicious and smells wonderful, it is not for human consumption.  Keep out of reach of children.


Freeze dried plankton blend of the following genera:  Calanus, Mysis, Euphausia, Artemia, Brachionus, Chironomus. Marine macroalgae: Palmaria palmata, Porphyra umbilicalis, Ulva lactuca.

NET WEIGHT: 28 Grams/ 1oz


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Ryan W.
United States United States

Great Product

I’ve had issues in the past finding a good to put on an auto timer that will not raise my phosphates through the roof. Thankfully a friend of mine turned me on to Reef Jerky and it’s the only food I feed. It allows me to automate my feedings while not driving my nutrients too high. Game changing product.!

A Avast Marine Works Customer
United States United States

So good i bought another feeder

My fish go crazy for this and it works great with the plank feeder so the food gets introduced under the water and doesnt go down the overflow. I liked it so much i bought another autofeeder for the other end of my 7' tank.

Darin F.
United States United States

Reef Jerky

My fish absolutely love this food. Works great with the amAvast automatic fish food feeder. I definitely recommend.

Ken H.
United States United States

Reef Jerky

I have the plank feeder pumping this stuff in my 180gallon reef for 30 seconds every hour when the lights are on. Moi bien

David H.
United States United States

Fish and corals love it

I have been feeding reef jerky in small amounts using the plank auto feeder for a few months now. It saves me time from mixing together my own dry foods.the feeding response from fish and corals is excellent. My coral colors had definite brightened and feeding multiple times a day has reduced some aggression in my tank.