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First impressions of New Era fish food by Matthew Wallace

This is a first look at a great new fish food range to hit the market in this country. Thanks to Matt or reviewing and sharing his thought with us. Matt is Mattrox a member on our forum Ozfishforsale.com.au

I have been trialing the New Era Rift Lake Green, Rift Lake Red, and Aegis for a couple of weeks now. The texture of the pellet is very interesting, it is soft, but not mushy. I have a very large venustus in with some mbuna, I have been feeding that tank rift lake green. The pellets are about 1mm in diameter and 3 to 4 mm long, the mbuna really do smash it. Due to the texture and plyability of the pellet I am able to squeeze a pinch into a larger pellet to drop in for the venustus. This has been very effective.

In the fish room:

In the hap and peacock tanks I have been using rift lake red. But a couple have labidochromis species, so I do feed some rift lake green in these tanks. I’m not too fussed if the haps and peacocks get the green. All the fish eat the food ravenously.

The mbuna tanks have been fed on rift lake green. Again all fish are really eager to eat the food. More so than ‘normal’.

I have fed the Aegis immune booster food today to all the above tanks. I will do it all this week, and return to the red/green next week.

The baby fish are still being fed NLS Grow and Fish Focus growth, with some of the larger juveniles getting a little bit of the red/green as appropriate.

My impressions are that this food is a quality product. If things continue to be positive it will be added to the range of foods I use in the fish room.  I had just returned from holiday, where for 2 weeks the fish were being looked after and fed every second day, and not much food either.  They were swapped over to the New Era about 1 week after my return and the resumption of ‘normal’ feeding and are still recovering their condition. All the fish are maintaining their stunning colours and they are almost back to peak condition. I also think that the amount of food to give to the fish seems to be less than you would think, I guess a better way of saying it is; it is easy to give the fish too much food, they fill up quickly. I still try to feed what they will clean up in 30 secs, then feed the same amount again, but it took a couple of feeds to work out what this amount of food was. It will be interesting to see how the food is priced when released on the market.


The fish are looking great. Condition is back to normal for most fish (after my 2 weeks away on rations). They absolutely hammer the food like nothing I have ever seen at times. A real feeding frenzy. I’m still impressed with this food. I’m continuing to feed the Rift Lake Red/Green now after a full week on the Aegis. I’ll feed the Red/Green as appropriate until it runs out before going back to Aegis again.


I took a couple of photos to show what the food looks like.

This is the Aegis immune boosting food.

The food can easily be squeezed and rolled into a bigger pellet for feeding to larger fish. This is the Aegis made into a bigger pellet. I only used a small fraction of the amount of food in the previous picture to make this ball of food.

This is the Rift Lake Green and Rift Lake Red side-by-side. The Rift Lake Green has a more flexible and rubbery texture, while the Red is more crumbly. Both can also be squeezed into larger balls of food if required.

Big thanks to Matt for sharing his thoughts on what looks like a great product.

Missy Moos: truly the best burgers in town?

As I sit down here and eat my crappy whopper due to there being no food in the house. I reminisce to last Saturday when I had some truly great burgers. We had just finished our photographic store walk through of Aquotix and were keen to get a good feed. I had remembered a few of our friends from down that way had raved about this place called Missy Moos on Facebook. I was keen to try it, as I had tried Grilld, supposedly the ‘worlds best burgers’, but was thoroughly un-impressed. So off we went from Canning Vale to North Femantle to try these infamous burgers from Missy Moos.

(all shots in this article were taken on our Nex-5 using my Jupiter 8 50mm f2 manual lens)

As soon as we found the place I was impressed, it had good signage and was only one street back from the coast and right next to a pub. Talk about a great location. There is limited parking to the rear, albeit rather a tight squeeze, and they have designated seating areas both inside and out. Upon entering you are immediately struck by the popularity of this place. It is doing a roaring trade. Not only is it packed, there is a constant stream of people coming and going. This to my mind bodes rather well for what we were about to order, at least it is popular. Once you have perused the gargantuan chalk board menu covering most any filling combination you could think of, you then place your order at the counter behind which you can see the staff bustling about, yet taking great care to put together each and every burger. After ordering we decided to go sit outside at a table that had just freed up, since it was a packed house in-side.

One thing I will say is that due to the demand on their burgers be prepared to wait at least half an hour. This really was not that big a deal for us, as we were a long way from home and just enjoying the day. It also gave me a good chance to do some happy snapping around the place.

By the time I had finished having my fun playing around shooting, our burgers had arrived! Yes! They came well presented in a neat old time feel thick brown paper bag. No chance of losing your tucker here. Lisa had ordered the “Humpty Dumpty” which consisted of a premium WA lean beef pattie, tasty cheddar, free-range egg, grilled pineapple, beetroot, baby spinach, aioli and margaret river tomato relish (taken straight from the menu) and I had chosen a “tom, tom the pipers son” which was premium wa lean beef pattie, crispy bacon, tasty cheddar, tomato, baby spinach, bbq sauce and aioli and I added egg and caramlised onion. Both burgers were well presented, extremely fresh and tasty. Just great ingredients, assembled with care. Non of this gimmicky ‘lets just put herbs on everything ’cause that must make it better!’ approach. No just damn tasty burgers. Plain and simple. The chips were very good too, I say chips because they were big think chunky chips, none of those french fry things here. Great with the aioli chip dip!

All in all Missy Moos was a very pleasurable burger experience and is very kid friendly, supplying room for them to play and colour in, not to mention the fun plastic toys they give you instead of table numbers.. We will definitely give it a visit again next time we are down that way, and I cannot recommend trying it highly enough, whenever you are that way yourself. I envy the locals.

Missy Moos is located at:
400 south terrace – south fremantle 6162
Ph: (08) 9433 3322