Today, spirulina is farmed around the world for humans and fish.
Do you want your fish to live long, healthy lives? Read this slideshare to find out how spirulina fish food can make that possible!
My caution serves to remind you to There are many really excellent commercial foods on the market. Do not save in this respect. The health of your fish depends on what you feed them. The addition of Spirulina makes commercial fish foods more expensive, which is why the manufacturers avoid it. Thus, many products are marketed as ‘containing’ Spirulina, especially foods for vegetarians — but when you read those labels, you will often see Spirulina thrown in very low on the list, and in very small quantities! A ‘Spirulina-based’ food should be just that – more Spirulina than anything else. If it is not, you need to add Spirulina to your fish diet, in quantities high enough to do the job! Even the best commercial foods contain no more than about 20% Spirulina. I would supplement spirulina even for these!
Often the algae chosen for fish feeding studies appear to have been selected largely for convenience, because they are low-cost and commercially available. For example, microalgae such as Spirulina, Chlorella and Dunaliella can be produced by low-cost open-pond technologies and are marketed as dry powders, and their nutritional profiles are well-documented. Macroalgae such as the ‘kelps’ Laminaria, Undaria, and Durvillea, and the brown rockweed Ascophyllum, occur in dense stands that can be harvested economically, and they have a long history of use as sources of iodine, as soil amendments, and animal feed additives to supply trace elements.
Feeding goldfish with homemadr spirulina gel food
The premium Spirulina based fish diet for most fish.
Spirulina is one of the most concentrated natural sources of nutrition known for both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Early interest in Spirulina focused mainly on its potential as a source of protein and vitamins. Spirulina is 60-70% protein by weight and is the richest source of Vitamin B-12 and Beta carotene (twenty times that of carrots) and is also loaded with essential fatty acids and minerals. Today, there are several commercial companies in the U.S., China, and India culturing Spirulina primarily as a food supplement for the health food markets. More recently, there has been new interest concerning the therapeutic effects of Spirulina as a "probiotic" or booster for the immune response system in animals and fish.Orally feeding your fish a diet containing Spirulina could effectively reduce or eliminate the need for bath treatments. Using Spirulina algae as a "prophylactic" treatment in place of antibiotics can effectively reduce wastewater pollutants, eliminating costly treatment systems and increases the effectiveness of existing systems.Recent studies have found that Spirulina algae functions as a probiotic, allowing the fishes own immune system to function at a higher level of activity. The idea of using probiotics for disease control is receiving greater attention lately due to: Our Spirulina Powder is used commercially by shrimp and fish farmers worldwide, primarily as a food additive. Discus fish breeders also use Spirulina Powder in their fry feed.