“The most successful births
and breeding programs in zoos and aquariums all over the world use
Sea Tabs® for improved nutrition and increased sexual
Two Sea Tabs® Formulations
Sea Tabs® vitamins come in two sizes and formulations: Original
Sea Tabs® for larger marine animals (cetaceans and pinnipeds such
as dolphins, whales, seals, etc.); and the second formulation for
birds, turtles, fish and smaller-sized sharks.
See the tables below for specific details.
Which Vitamins Should Marine Animals Take?
If they were in the ocean eating live, fresh fish, of
course, the answer would be none. There have been a dozen studies of
vitamin requirements for marine animals such as dolphins, seals,
killer whales, penguins and all kinds of ocean going and diving
animals. The conclusion is that there is little scientific proof that
free-range self-feeding marine animals need any vitamins added to
their diet. However, in a captive environment where marine animals are
eating frozen fish, which nutrients are missing? Studies have shown
that captive animals become deficient in vitamins such as A, D, E, B1,
as well as others.
Sea Tabs® provide these key nutrients for optimal health of your
Who Uses Sea Tabs®?
Since 1965, Sea Tabs® have been used in marine animal
facilities, including many major parks and zoological institutions.
Indeed, all the successful major breeding programs for killer whales,
dolphins, seals and penguins in the United States, Canada, Mexico and
Europe have used Sea Tabs®. They will all tell you they had their
most famous and successful birthings or hatchings while using
Sea Tabs® as their vitamin source.
“I have used SEA TABS for over 30 years. They are a good product.”
— Sam Ridgeway, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Improvements In The Formula
Although Sea Tabs® have undergone changes to improve
their vitamin content and vitamin utilization over the years,
Sea Tabs® have always been on the cutting edge of the most current
information regarding sea animals. Today's formulations reflect this
Most of the larger and more successful programs
are based on body weight. This guarantees that animals will be
receiving the proper dose of vitamins even if they are not getting a
full complement of fish each day. However, their supplementation can
be given by body weight or by food intake, whichever your veterinarian
prescribes. We always recommend consulting your veterinarian before
making any decision that could affect your marine animals.
SEA TABS® MA
Supplement formulated for
|Vitamin A (Retinol Acetate)||5,000 I.U.|
|Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)||400 I.U.|
|Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)||10 mg.|
|Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)||350 I.U.|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate)||250 mg.|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||2.0 mg.|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)||6.0 mg.|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin HCI)||2.0 mg.|
|Folic Acid||500.0 mcg.|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyancobalamin)||10.0 mcg.|
|Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate)||5.0 mg.|
|Kelp Plant Extract (Laminaria digitata)||20.0 mg.|
|CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)||10.0 mg.|
for Birds, Turtles, Fish and Sharks
|Vitamin A (Acetate)||1,000 I.U.|
|Vitamin D3||20 I.U.|
|Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)||50 I.U.|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbate)||10 mg.|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate)||50 mg.|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||.25 mg.|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)||.15 mg.|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyancobalamin)||2.0 mcg.|
|Pantothenic Acid||1.5 mg.|
|Folic Acid||.1 mg.|
|Iodine (K1)||7.0 mcg.|
|Iron (FeSO4)||1.0 mg.|
|Copper (CuSO4)||.1 mg.|
|Magnesium (MgO)||.5 mg.|
|Zinc (ZnO)||.05 mg.|