ZOO MED Natural Aquatic Maintenance Formula Turtle Food, 12-oz jar - Chewy.com

Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Maintenance Formula Turtle Food

By Zoo Med
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About This Item


  • Meets the dietary requirements of aquatic turtles that have reached their full adult size (6+ inches) and whose diet consists mostly of plant matter
  • The pellets float as most aquatic turtles prefer to feed at the water's surface
  • Recommended by zoos, veterinarians, and professional breeders, and contains no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
  • Easy to locate food because the pellets float
  • Made in the USA!

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

About Zoo Med

A Walk on the Wild Side

Zoo Med makes it their mission to provide reptiles and other exotic pets with the very best food, supplements and habitats. This company of passionate hobbyists knows that not all pets are furry with four paws and offers a true understanding of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Whether you're new to reptile care and fishkeeping or are an experienced breeder, Zoo Med covers it all.

An Exotic Diet for an Exotic Pet

When it comes to your pet's dinner, the menu consists of worms, crickets and snails galore. Zoo Med offers a wide range of nutritious and tasty food to feed every exotic pet a special diet that's made just for them.

TURTLES AND TORTOISES: From treats to whole diets, Zoo Med provides a nutritional boost to fit any turtle or tortoise want or need.

LIZARDS: For pets like bearded dragons, there's a selection of tasty options, including cans of mealies, grasshoppers and caterpillars and complete pellet diets.

FISH: Your tropical fish enjoys a treat every now and then, and Zoo Med offers a tasty variety to choose from.

FROGS: Including high-protein, sinking pellets that mimic what frogs would eat in the wild, this frog food is just what you need to keep your amphibian jumping.

Give Him an Extra Boost

Because any pet could benefit from a little extra care, Zoo Med makes supplements that will help fortify your exotic pet's health and environment. Feeding him a supplement, in addition to his healthful meal, can be the extra step that it takes to keep your frog, lizard, turtle or fish happy and healthy.

Rest, Relax and Thrive

Every exotic pet needs a place to call their own, and Zoo Med makes it easy to keep them comfortable and thriving.


Mimic the true feel of a tropical or desert climate with lighting that gives reptiles the warmth of a natural habitat. The selection includes long-lasting bulbs that require minimal maintenance and infrared lights that won't disturb sleep patterns.


With bedding made from renewable sources like coconut husks that allow animals to burrow and nest as they would in the wild, consider Zoo Med your source to create a home within your home.

About Zoo Med

Since 1977, Zoo Med has been manufacturing products for reptiles, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets. Led by experience and dedication, they provide truly innovative products, with an emphasis on efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. At Zoo Med, they are never satisfied with the status quo, which is why they constantly strive to bring the latest and greatest options right into the homes of the pet lovers that need them.

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Questions & Answers

1 Customer Questions

I have two miniature turtles. Is 5/16" too big for them?
Answer by ChewyFeb 03, 2018
This food is formulated for turtles that have reached their full adult size, or a shell length of 6 inches. Place pellets in the water and allow turtles to feed for a minimum of one hour. Any uneaten food left after this time should be netted out and discarded. If your turtles eat all of their food in a short amount of time, increase the quantity of food offered at each feeding.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Logan on Mar 17, 2023

Great Pellet Food

My turtles love this, I feed it in rotation with Fluker's buffet blend, earthworms, mealworms, shrimp, and occasionally fish and all of my turtles have grown up healthy and active. This is a good food but remember to never just feed one thing. Feed a variety of foods, even if it is just pellet foods and freeze dried stuff. Your turtle will appreciate it! That being said, I like these pellets, they don't fall apart right away like the trash reptomin green sticks. If you are complaining about this turning your water a different color or making it dirty, you need a stronger filter / larger tank. Pellets shouldnt dye your water a different color. If it is then your filtration is inadequate or your tank is far too small or a combination of both. I recommend Zoo Med's turtle clean 75 for larger tanks, it's what I have in my 110 gallon stock tank and it keeps the water clean and oxygenated.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dana on Dec 11, 2022

gooey mess

Who has time to monitor how much the turtle is eating?? The pellets dissolved into a mess that made the tank a mess! I am not at all pleased with this product!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Turtles on Aug 22, 2022

Happy turtles

My niece was asked if she would watch over 2 turtles. The person never came back. They were stuck in an aquarium. My niece built a pond. My niece lost her job so I bought her turtle food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy on Nov 20, 2022

Turtle food

I have used this product for years and will continue to do so.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By lexi on Apr 21, 2022

Turtle loves them!!!

My turtle is 7.5 inches long and I had her on the growth formula for the longest time and she was having to eat more because she wasn't get full off the small pellets now she eats less pellets which also keeps the water cleaner and she gets full faster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Food on Apr 27, 2022

Great food great prices

Turtle loves this food , and chewys prices never fail to amaze me ! Highly recommend

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on Feb 5, 2022

Floating Turtle Food

I've been using this product for ten years. I've got eight Red-eared Sliders with shells eight to nine inches. They have thrived on this food and scramble to get their share at every feeding.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sturgill on Feb 6, 2022

Needed a change

“Didn’t realize as I age that my diet should change.” Thanks mom * it’s formulated for older turtles, bigger pellets and different nutrients for the age

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Green on Apr 16, 2022

Seems my turtle don’t link it

We switched from ReptoMin to this food, but Mr. Green seems don’t like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BKBrL on Dec 15, 2021

Excellent company! w/customer service

Chewy has never disappointed and always delivers! The products always come extremely fast and their customer service is top-notch!!! Thank you CHEWY for restoring my faith in not only online businesses but in a business period!!!