Complete Information About Types of Fish Feed

What Is Fish Feed?

Fish feeds are an integral part of commercial and personal aquaculture, which provides a balanced diet and nutrition for farmed fish. The aquaculture feed is mainly in pellets or granules, thus providing wholesome nutrition in a concentrated and stable form, allowing the fish to feed well and grow to maximum potential. The fish feeds’ critical components are fish oil and fish meal; it’s then combined with other vital ingredients like minerals, vitamins, cereal grains, and vegetable proteins, which in turn forms granules or pellets.

There are many types of fish feed available in the market today but there are different fish feeds for different species of fish. When you decide the feed for your fish, make sure that the fish get the right amount of nutrition from the feed. Different fish have different nutritional requirements and different fish require different types of fish feed. Fish feed contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Fish feed can be defined as a mixture or compound of different ingredients. There are basically two types of fish feed in fish farming:

  • Dry fish feed
  • Non-dry fish feed

Dry Fish Feed

  • Dry fish feed is usually made of dry or a mixture of dry and moist ingredients.
  • Dry fish feed is not completely moisture free, the moisture content in it is usually around 7%-13% depending on the environment.
  • This fish feed is condensed into a certain size and is also commonly called pellet fish feed by mechanical means.
  • Depending on the formulation and compacting technique, it can be a floating fish feed or a sinking fish feed.
  • Dry fish feed is also called ‘mash fish feed’.
  • Dry Pellet Fish Feed comes in many shapes, depending on the processing technique, Pellet Fish Feed is made floating or sinking in water.
  • This type of small size fish feed can be given to small fish or shrimp. This is called crumbles.

Non-dry Fish Feed

  • This fish feed can be moist, extruded or non-extruded.
  • Extruded fish feed: It is made into a noodle-like product by being forced through narrow holes in special equipment.
  • Non-extruded fish feed: It is made from moist or non-extruded single ingredients or a mixture thereof, and is machined into a cake form.
  • The moist pellets in extruded fish feed are machined or sun-dried into sinking pellets.

Pellet Fish Feed

  • This fish feed is manufactured by expelling.
  • These fish feeds are usually compressed into a defined shape by a mechanical method.
  • Pellet fish feed can be defined as a solid substance with any given size and texture of small particles, through a mechanical process combining moisture, heat and pressure.
  • Pellet fish feed is a good and digestible fish feed for fish.
  • This fish feed in pellet form can reduce natural losses.

Sinking Fish Feed

  • It is also known as sinking pellet feed and hard pellet feed and is an economical fish feed.
  • Sinking fish feed remains stable in the water for about an hour and if it is not consumed by the fishes, it slowly sinks and settles on the bottom.
  • Sometimes sinking fish feed is used when the fish do not regularly come to the surface.
  • Sinking fish feed has high protein and fat content and can have good water absorption rate.
  • Sinking fish feed has the right amount of nutrients like vitamins, minerals and amino acids and is best suited for fishes like rohu, katla and mrigal.
  • Sinking fish feed sinks slowly in salt water.

Floating Fish Feed

  • Floating fish feed is more suitable for fish such as tilapia, catfish and eel.
  • Floating fish feed has moderate protein and fat content.
  • Floating fish feed is a bit more expensive than sinking fish feed.
  • Floating fish feed undergoes an expelling process during processing.
  • It helps to adjust the amount of fish feed per day and avoid pollution problems in the pond.

Floating Fish Feed Manufacturer in India

HappyFeeds production plant is strategically located in Delhi NCR where all the raw materials are easily available round the year and the area near by is having great potential for growth of Fish Farming in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. All these areas can easily be catered from Happy Feeds plant at Alwar, Rajasthan. The latest technology of the plant of Happy Feeds ensure uniform quality with maximum hygiene to make World Class Floating Fish Feed. Happy Feeds have inhouse fully qualified Nutritionist to make the balanced and nutritious floating fish feed and the same time Happy feed can customize the ingredients to make the Feed as required by the particular Aqua Culture Stock. Happy Feeds manufacturing plant is ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) certified to make International Standard Premium Quality Floating Fish Feed.


Q. What is the main food of fish?

Ans : The main food of fishes is plankton, to maintain their quantity, the use of fertilizers is mandatory.

Q. What do fish eat the most?

Ans : Especially he likes boiled peas. But if you want, you can also give them frozen peas in the fridge. You can get rid of fish pills by feeding earthworms to your fish. Fishes love to eat earthworms.

Q. What is the favorite food of fish?

Ans : Some fish are vegetarian, some are omnivorous, some fish eat only algae, some eat prawns etc. But most of the fishes are omnivores, that is, they take both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

Q. What is fed to the fish to make it grow faster?

Ans : By mixing fish liver in the fodder, the liver of the fishes remains healthy and their growth is also very fast. Method of use: One kg fishlive per 100 kg. Gram. Mix it in fodder.

Q. What is the best food to feed fish?

Ans : Goldfish love chopped vegetables like peas and spinach. Tropical fish vary in what they will eat. You can try frozen (thoroughly thawed) fish, hard-boiled egg yolks, and some lettuce, depending on the species. Some species of plecos require vegetables, such as potatoes, or pieces of wood on which they graze.

Q. In how many days the fish becomes 1 kg?

Ans : The crop is ready after 25 days of putting fish seed in the pond. In how many days the fish becomes 1 kg? If the size of the fish is 2½-3 inches while releasing the fish in the water in the month of February- March, then by the month of December its weight becomes about 1 kg.

Q. What do vegetarian fish eat?

Ans : Herbivorous fish usually feed continuously on rocks, substrate, wood, or other areas where algae have grown. These fish often have flat teeth or a beak that helps to pull off algae, as do some tangs, blennys, plecos, and parrotfish.

Q. What should not be eaten by fish?

Ans :
·        Don’t eat ice cream after eating fish.
·        Eating curd after eating fish…
·        Consuming milk after eating fish…
·        Consuming tea-coffee after eating fish…
·        Eating sweets made of milk after eating fish

Q. Which is the most expensive fish in India?

Ans : Hilsa fish is considered to be the most expensive fish in India. Because this fish is found in very less quantity in India. This fish is found in the Bay of Bengal.