Also known as Ascorbic Acid.
What it Does
Used in the bone structure and is vital for disease resistance and wound healing. This is a vitamin that doesn't last long in food as it has a short shelf life so fish food manufacturers generally use stabilised vitamin C which lasts longer. If used in larger doses has been reported to help cure hole in the head disease.
Symptoms of Deficiency
Poor disease resistance, skin haemorrhage, damaged liver, intestine and muscle tissue, eye lesions and Scoliosis of the spine and gill deformities.
Feed your animal at least three different types of food. This will ensure it gets adequate supply of this vitamin.
- Don't use old food. Vitamins decay very rapidly once exposed to the air, heat or being frozen. Try to feed food that is no more than 6 months old.