Fishscience Turns To Insect Meal For Pond Fish Foods



FishScience turns to insect meal for Pond Fish foods
5th May 2017

By Sandra Pearce

FishScience has launched its new formula pond fish food range that uses insect meal as a key ingredient and protein source. 

“Pond fish foods are traditionally based on fish meal,” said FishScience founder Dr David Pool, “and yet koi, goldfish, orfe and other pond fish are not fish eaters.  The new FishScience pond foods do not use any fish ingredients, replacing them with insect meal to provide a complete and nutritionally balanced diet.”

He said the use of cultured insect meal has benefits for the fish and the environment: 
• It is what fish would naturally consume in the wild 
• It is efficiently digested and processed, as it is what fish have evolved to eat.  This results in less waste and better food conversion ratios
• The insect meal is cultured on waste fruit and vegetables, providing an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of proteins.

He added: “And most importantly, the fish really like it.

“The research we have undertaken has been outstanding. Fishkeepers instantly recognise the importance of feeding their fish on the insect-based diet they would eat in the wild as well as the environmental benefits.”

The FishScience pond foods contain natural ingredients such as spirulina algae, shrimp, krill, carrot and grass meal to enhance the natural colour of the fish, together with Beta Glucans and omega oils. The range includes Everyday Food, Koi Food, Coldweather Food and Variety Food.