OurSpirulina Fish Feed Supplement contains all the essential amino acids needed for fish growth and health, as well as other vitamins and minerals, commonly found in natural aquatic ecosystems.
Furthermore, thanks to t’s amazing ability to detoxify the body, Spirulina has the ability to cleanse heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury out of the fish’s body, making it safer for human consumption.
- Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Intensifies fish coloration.
- Reduces Mortality and Disease rates.
- Increases and uniforms fish growth rate.
- Aids in preventing swollen abdomen and blocked intestinal passages.
- Enhances unique enzyme production
Natural Beneficial And Bioavailable Pigment Enhancers present in our spirulina fish feed include:
Phycocyanin (Blue) : 14%
Chlorophyll (Green) : 1%
Carotenoids (Orange/ Red) :47%
Spirulina is used as a source of carotenoids that fishes such as ornamental koi can convert to astaxanthin and other brightly coloured pigments.
In addition to its high content of high-quality protein, fishmeal provides lipids rich in ‘PUFAs’, or polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These are the ‘fish oil’ lipids that have become highly prized for their contribution to good cardiovascular health in humans. But it is not always appreciated that algae at the base of the aquatic food chain in fact originate these ‘fish oil’ fatty acids.These desirable algal fatty acids are passed up the food chain to the fish, and they are indeed essential nutrients for many fish. These include:
|Isoleucine||Required for optimal growth, nitrogen equilibrium in the body used to synthesize other non-essential amino acids. Increases muscular energy levels.|
|Lysine||Building block of Blood antibodies strengthens circulatory system and maintains normal growth of cells.|
|Methionine||Vital lipotropic (fat and lipid metabolizing) amino acid that maintains liver health. An Anti- Stress factor.|
|Phenylalanine||Stimulates metabolic rate.|
|Threonine||Improves intestinal competence and digestive Assimilation|
|Tryptophane||Increases utilization of B vitamins, improves nerve health.|
|Valine||Stimulates muscle coordination.|
How to Use our Spirulina Fish Feed Supplement
- This product is a supplementary addition to the complete fish feed, providing a sustainable and economically viable alternative to animal-derived fish meal.
- Different fish may require different amounts.
- Generally, you should replace 10% of your usual feed with this supplement for adult fish.
- Supplement should be given to the fish 15-30 minutes prior to giving the complete feed.
- For juvenile fish, please check our specialized juvenile fish feed.
Use of algae in aquaculture
Many different algae already play a vital role in aquaculture. It is widely known that the addition of microalgae to larval fish culture tanks confers a number of benefits, such as preventing bumping against the walls of the tanks, enhancing predation on zooplankton, enhancing the nutritional value of zooplankton (Van Der Meeren et al. 2007), as well as improving larval digestive (Cahu et al. 1998) and immune (Spolaorea et al. 2006) functions.
Furthermore, it has also been shown that larvae of some fishes benefit greatly by direct ingestion of microalgae (Reitan et al. 1997). One study has even shown that that live zooplankton could be eliminated from the larval diet of Red Drum if microalgae were fed along with a formulated microparticulate diet (Lazo et al.).It is not surprising that the biochemical compositions of certain marine microalgae are well-matched to the nutritional requirements some marine fish. Larval feeds are probably deserving of the most attention in efforts to discover how algae can best be used in fish feeds, because microalgae are a natural component of the diet of many larval fish, either consumed directly or acquired from the gut contents of prey species such as rotifers and copepods. Existing protocols that use microalgae to improve the PUFA profile of live prey (Table 1) demonstrate how effectively an algal feed can enhance the nutritional value of these live feeds.