The Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Turtle Food comes in different pellet sizes and protein levels which does away with the "one size fits all" as turtles have different nutrient requirements at different levels of their lives.
The Growth Formula packs a higher protein content into a smaller pellet size, measuring at 3/16", for young to juvenile aquatic turtles. At 35% protein with high levels of vitamins and minerals, your smaller pet turtle will get the nutrition it needs to properly develop its fast growing shell. This diet can be combined with the Zoo Med Maintenance Formula to offer some highly nutritious variety. These pellets float, which is ideal for stimulating a feeding response since most turtles prefer to feed at the surface of the water. This will also help to keep the habitat clean as any uneaten pellets should be removed so they do not dirty the water. As a general rule of thumb, you should feed your turtle as many pellets as it will eat within a 5 minute limit.
|Crude Protein (min)||35.0%|
|Crude Fat (min)||5.0%|
|Crude Fiber (max)||5.0%|
|Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min)||49.9 mg/lb|