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Most fish feeds are designed to minimize the amount of excess phosphorus in the feeds. In ponds or recirculating systems, excess phosphorus can encourage unwanted algal blooms and diminished water quality. Like most things in aquaponics, the traditional approach doesn’t quite fit.


Aquaponics requires a very delicate balance of a wide range of inputs. Trying to ensure growing plants are getting what they need to grow in optimal ranges is further complicated by adding a whole other organism to the mix: fish. In working with some aquaponics leaders, Optimal Fish Feed developed a line of feed specifically designed for use in aquaponic systems.


Optimal Aquaponic is designed to take what we know best, growing fish, and listening to aquaponic producers to help create a feed that also aids in growing plants. Since the plants derive their nutrition from the fish excretes, Optimal Aquaponic fortifies the common nutrients required by plants; phosphorus, potassium, and iron. This combination of ingredients ensures optimal growth in fish with enough excess nutrients which pass through and enter the water column to feed the plants reducing (and in some cases eliminating) the need for expensive supplemental dosing directly to the water.


Optimal Aquaponic is a 38% protein and 8% lipid floating diet designed for common aquaponic species like tilapia, catfish, and carp. Additionally, Optimal's feeds are all produced with the high pellet integrity standards required by recirculating aquaculture systems.


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Optimal Fish Feed (Aquaponic Blend)

  • Weight: 40 lb

    Dimensions: 18 x 9 x 24" 

    Pellet Size: 3.5mm floating round pellets


    Composition Analysis

    - Crude Protien = 38% (min)

    - Crude Fat = 8% (min)

    - Crude Fiber = 4% (max)

    - Phosphorus = 4% (min)

    - Ash = 8% (max)

    - Potassium = 2% (min)



    Animal Protein Products, Whole Wheat, Soybean Meal, Processed Grain By-Products, Potassium Phosphate, Stabilized Fish Oil, Lysine, Choline Chloride, Taurine,DL-Methionine, Threonine, Propionic Acid, L-Ascorbate-2-Monophosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Nicotinamide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Inositol, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Selenomethionine

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