What is New Life Spectrum

New Life Spectrum (NLS) is a much sought out brand of fish food available throughout the world, known for its quality ingredients and high digestibility. Made in America, New Life Spectrum provides a large range of foods for all your fishes' needs. 


Why Choose New Life Spectrum?

Fishwise Ltd is proud to be the official distributor for New Life Spectrum in NZ, and we encourage you to try out our range. Why chose New Life Spectrum?


    • Unlike some other brands, NLS is manufactured in the USA, ensuring high quality production.


    • NLS Provides a wide range of foods, including (but not limited to!): AlgaeMax with 9 varieties of Algae, UltraRED colour-enhancing formula, Nutri/Gel Gel formula, Thera-A garlic-enhanced formula, FLOAT for surface-feeders, and species-specific formulas for Goldfish, Discus and Bettas.


    • High quality ingredients are key, so NLS provides more quality foods (such as Whole Antarctic Krill, Whole Herring and an array of Algae sources) before the fillers (such as Soy, Flour, Wheat Germ and Yeast). This provides high digestibility, reducing the chances of ailments such as Bloat and malnutrition. 



    • Pelleted foods are a higher density and often more economical in terms of cost for amount fed. As pelleted foods contain less air, some feel this can also prevent issues such as bloat for fish that may over-consume foods (such as Siamese Fighters) and feeds fish quicker. 


    • New Life Spectrum formulas are slow to break down, meaning fewer excess nutrients are put into the tank, and are instead fed to the fish!


    • Garlic enhanced formulas are great for fussy eaters, and are believed by some to reduce the chances of internal parasites and other diseases.




Where to Find New Life Spectrum

That's a good question! Check out our suppliers here:


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Demitry Pet Supplies



15 Thames Street, Morrinsville, 3300



Kamo Pet Store


521 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangarei 0112


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The Fish Room



611A Main Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011


Tauranga Aquarium Services




More Information

Don't just take it from us, check out New Life Spectrum's official site: http://nlsfishfood.com/ - we definitely recommend checking out their pages on health, nutrition and resources!


 Dealership Inquiries

We're always looking for new suppliers for New Life Spectrum foods! Feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or using this form (Category: Business Inquiry) with your company's name and contact details.


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So often we see situations where, if only we had this tool, we could achieve so much more in our aquariums. New technology has given us the chance to design our own tools and make them available with some plastic, skills and time. With this opportunity, we're excited to announce our 3D Printed Particulars - designed and printed in New Zealand, by New Zealanders.


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What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing comes in several different forms. We use what is called "Fused deposition modeling" or FDM, which is a method that melts plastic and prints it through a small nozzle layer-by-layer onto a flat surface. This method can use a range of plastics, however we typically use a plastic called "Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene" or ABS due to its stability in water and strength for products used in the aquarium. 


What are the Pros and Cons of 3D Printing?

There are definitely some disadvantages of 3D Printing - prints take time, cost more per model, and tend to lack the strength of injection-molded plastic (limiting our ability to create more mechanical or delicate models). Despite this, the benefits definitely outweigh the costs. The opportunity of 3D Printing has allowed us to create all kinds of models that aren't currently available on the market - benefiting both hobbyist Fishkeepers and retailers. All of our products may come with a bit of a "craft" finish, but you can be sure that they are made with love and passion for helping the Fishkeeping hobby. 


Why not use Injection-Molding?

That is, without a doubt, our future intention! As a small, growing business, injection-molding is a pretty big step. We're currently using 3D Printing methods as we want to perfect each model through both our and your experiences using our products. Once we know you guys are keen on what we're producing, we're keen on providing more efficient methods to make it happen!


What kinds of Products are Available?

At the moment we are limited to a few ranges based on what we have available as "final products", or products ready to go to the market. The first range we will be offering is our Riparium Planter range, which currently offers three different models in four different sizes, made for growing Emersed plants such as common House Plants, Emersed Aquatic Plants and even your favourite Edible Plants. Soon, we hope to offer Moss Caves and Tubes, which provide plant growth, room for microorganisms to grow, shelter for fry and the perfect environments for breeding fish such as Plecos and Apistogramma. Keep checking back for new products - we'll be sure to update you on our Facebook Page!


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What are the Costs?

We feel strongly about transparency and are more than happy to be honest about what each print costs us. So far we have invested over $5000 in machinery, each print costs around $40-$50 per Kilo, and may take 1-30 (Yup, 30!) hours to print (with many hours invested in the creation and development of models). Every print is different, and due to the nature of 3D Printing, a "small" model may weigh as much or take longer than a "large" model due to variables such as surface area and delicacy of the print. Our Moss Caves, for example, are actually more costly in time and materials than our larger Riparium Planter models due to the intricacy of the mesh. 

Don't worry, however, as we have every intention of keeping our prices realistic and achievable for all Fishkeepers!


Where do I Buy your Products?

Currently, all of our available products are in our Online Shop, however be sure to check with your local retailers, as we hope to have samples and for-sale products available in-store soon! 


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Fishkeeping can be confusing - that's for sure. Trying to explain aspects of Fishkeeping can be even more confusing, and we want to help prevent that. 


Our Goal

Our aim is to provide easy-to-understand materials for Retailers, Hobbyists, Students and all kinds of Fishkeepers around New Zealand, based on the many different aspects and views around how to best keep fish in aquaria. Many people can be significantly more likely to understand a concept when it's explained visually, and providing materials to take home (such as cards and brochures) when buying new fish or plants can really help to create the best possible environment for our beloved pets.


What is Available?

We hope to provide multiple visual mediums for learning about fish care, including:

- Posters, aimed to give basic, easy-to-remember information for choosing Fish and Plants.

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- Brochures, designed to give more in-depth information to take home or to teach about many different aspects of Fishkeeping.

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- Cards, designed to provide basic care-sheets for the many different species of fish and plants available in NZ.

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- A4 Handouts, created to provide important information to take home or to provide training.

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What are the Costs?

All of our products can be found online for free, however we also offer prints of our products to individuals and businesses. We'll admit that printing costs are high when ordered in small numbers, so we do recommend ordering in bulk when possible.


Where do I Find or Buy Educational Material?

All of our Educational Material can be found in our Online Shop, and should soon be available at your local retailers! For BusinessesFeel free to Contact Us about setting up a Business Account in order to get the best deals for buying our products.


Do you take commissions? 

Of course! We can take private commissions (in which the future material can be used by you), or for a lesser cost, we can take public commissions (in which the future material is available to all of our customers). We're always open to suggestions for new material, and are constantly working to provide better quality products for hobbyists in NZ. We can also work on licensing deals if you wish to print our materials yourself.