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Reef Jerky
Reef Jerky
Reef Jerky
Reef Jerky

Reef Jerky

31 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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Mark W.
United States
Great food

Good combination of food that works very well in the plank. My fish love this stuff and so do I !

Alan J. Tomasetti
United States United States
Best tasting food (from a fish’s perspective)

All my fish love this food. Super easy to store, and pairs great with the automatic feeder! Really happy I found my go-to brand of food for my automatic feeder!

Joshua G.
United States United States
Best stuff ever!

My fish love this stuff and it works perfectly in my plank. Quality product from a great business.l!

willam w.
United States United States
Fish love it!

Fish love it, they’ll swim over to the plank whenever it starts rotating :)

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Dan M.
United States United States
Works great with autofeeder

Perfect blend to use with the AM feeder