Plankton As Natural Fish Feed

Microscopic tiny plants and animals are called plankton. The importance of plankton in pond for fish farming is unbounded. Importance of plankton as natural fish feed in pond for fish farming are described below.

  • Natural feed is the main source of necessary feed for surviving the fish.
  • It indicates the primary production capability of a pond or stream.
  • Phytoplankton consume the carbon-dioxide produced during rotation of any feed and give up oxygen.
  • Phytoplankton can produce their feed by their own. As they are called primary gen.
  • Zooplanktons are favorite feed of minnow.
  • Among the natural feeds fish get about 40-70% animal protein from zooplankton.
  • Natural feed reduces the feed cost in fish farming.
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  • Plankton keep the fish free form harmful effects of chemical feed (served as supplementary feed).
  • Fish become healthy, nourished and free from disease by farming in highly presence of natural feed.
  • It is very easy to produce natural feed in the pond and production cost is very low.
  • Natural fish feed increases their longevity and reduces mortality rate.
  • In a word, plankton as natural fish feed has immense importance.


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