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In terms of diet, fish are not much different from terrestrial animals. There are some that are primarily herbivores, many that are omnivores, and some that are carnivores. Therefore, if you want to please your fish with homemade food, it helps to first know what type of feeder they are! On top of that, buying a small, market-priced fish feed pellet mill is a crucial step, and this next article will teach you how to make homemade fish feed pellets for your own home aquaculture business. (Related Aticle: Fish Feed Pellet Processing Technology)

Nutritional Matching Guide for Different Types of Fish Feed

 While the list below doesn't explain the specific needs of each species, it can at least serve as a general guide to what your fish should eat!

  • Herbivores: Many aquatic algae (otocinclus and plecostomus), as well as some tropical species and African cichlids, fall into the herbivorous category. Although these fish will occasionally eat meat proteins, the majority of their diet consists of plant matter.
  • Omnivores: Most of the ornamental fish for sale will be classified as having an omnivorous diet. These fish readily absorb plant and animal matter and should be fed regularly to maintain good health. In general, omnivores typically consume more plant matter, so animal protein is usually limited to about 20-40% of their diet.
  • Carnivores: Like herbivores, few ornamental fish are actually labeled as true carnivores. The reason for this is that even carnivorous species tend to eat plants in the wild. Therefore, for aquarium vitality and longevity, these fish should typically be fed 60-70% animal matter and 30-40% plant matter.

Fish Feed Pellets Production Processing

Fish Feed Pellet Production Line
Fish Feed Pellet Production Line

Simple Identification of Pellet Machine for Processing the Fish Meals 

With the advancement of aquatic technology, pellet feed is widely used in aquaculture. At present, there are many brands of fishery pellet feed in the market, and the quality varies. In this case, farmers in the absence of any equipment testing how to identify the feed is good or bad? 

  • First, look at the purpose. Different species need different nutrition and feed pellet size at different growth stages, and you must choose the right feed according to the main species and breeding stage when buying feed.
  • Secondly, look at the manufacturer. To choose a good reputation, the scale of the enterprise production of feed. Because most of these enterprises have relatively strong financial and technical strength, they can ensure that the production of feed nutritionally balanced, scientific formulations, and perfect after-sales service.
  • Third, look at the packaging. The packaging of the products of legitimate manufacturers is beautiful and neat, factory address, telephone, implementation standards, adaptable varieties, product batch number is clearly marked, there is a trademark registered by the industry and commerce department, there is a label certification number. That the product is reviewed by the provincial feed management department for the record.
  • Fourth, look at the date. Manufacturers" are responsible for the quality of the product within the shelf life, farmers should use the product within the shelf life. The manufacturer does not assume any responsibility for economic losses caused by the use of feed beyond the shelf life. Feed that exceeds its shelf life will inevitably deteriorate, and even if it is stored well, the content of vitamins and other nutrients in the feed will be reduced, affecting the effectiveness of the use of the feed. Farmers buy feed, a purchase of the amount should all be fed within the shelf life.

Above simple methods can initially determine the quality of the feed, if you are a manufacturer of fish feed pellets, you need to pay attention not only to the cleanliness and hygiene of the feed materials, plant layout, but also to select the top quality equipment. If you want to know more about the plant design and the high quality and low cost fish feed production equipment, please feel free to contact ABC Machinery!

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The Development Prospects of the Fish Feed Pellet Production Industry

  1. Fish farming is still very promising, first of all, fish meat is rich in high-quality protein, fat, and cholesterol is very little, in line with the development trend of people's pursuit of a healthy diet, therefore, the demand for fish will be increasing.
  2. Fish is a kind of meat with high nutritional value, which can be said to be suitable for both young and old, so it has been a very popular ingredient in the market. More and more investors are planning to open aquaculture projects in rural areas to increase their income.
  3. The fish farming industry is very well developed around the world, with high yields of fish and a wide variety of species.
  4. The advantages of fish farming in rural areas are more, because there are more old ponds in rural areas, farmers can invest in a simple digging can be made into a new pond to put the fry, fish farming is also very simple, the late good management basically no problem, if you have experience will be more half the effort. The nutritional value of fish meat is very high, so the sale of fish meat we basically do not have to worry about, and in various large restaurants canteen sales are very large.
  5. Fish farming can be used for ornamental fishing, with the improvement of people's living standards, their own quality, now most of the city people like to experience the country life, farming style, both can be farmed and sold, but also for people to watch, a win-win situation!

In short, the prospect of opening a fish feed pellet production plant is relatively promising, as people's living standards improve the demand for ornamental fish and edible fish will continue to increase.For more information on producing fish feed pellets, fill out the form below to ask us for a free quote on the equipment you are interested in getting!

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