Floating Fish Feed VS Sinking Fish Feed
There are many fish farms that can be used to raise catfish, golden fish and other fish species. There are two types to choose from: floating fish feed pellets or sinking fish food pellets. But which type of fish feed pellet is best for golden fish, koi, and other fishes? We feed different fishes with different types and feed pellets. Each type of pellet has its advantages and disadvantages.
Floating fish feed vs sinking fish feed pellets? Some people prefer to use a fish feed pellet machine to make floating fuel pellets. This is because they can hand feed their fishes and can also see what happens to their food. They worry about the pellets sinking to the bottom of their water. However, this is not the only reason they should be concerned about. We also need to consider the features and habits of our fishes.
What is a sinking fish feed pellet?
Some ornamental fish, such as goldfish or koi fish, prefer floating to sinking food. However, a sinking pellet fish feed pellet is generally better for them. Goldfish are a greedy pet and will often swim to their food, grabbing pellets as they go. This will cause them to ingest air while they eat their meal. You will notice that they can trap air in their poo and this is often the reason for flipping diseases. For your goldfish, only use sinking food pellets.
Bottom feeder shrimp will only eat sinking pellets (1 g/cm3). They won’t eat floating feed. A farmer can determine the feeding rate based on the growth of his pond. This can help confirm if the feeding rate is too low or high.
What is a Floating Fish Feed Pellet?
Floating fish feed pellets are used in larger broodfish, underlings and food fish. The fish must be able to swim on the water surface (usually keeping the water’s integrity for several hours). A farmer can monitor their fish every day to ensure their health and vitality. They can also adjust the feed they give each day to avoid pond pollution and waste feed.
Because floating fish feed pellets can have more fat than sinking pellets, too much fat can cause the pellets to break apart. For horses that require more energy, higher fat can mean higher calories. This is good news for hard feeders as well as performance horses. It may take fishes who aren’t used to floating fish food pellet a few days before they become comfortable with the lighter, breathable texture. The benefits of floating fish feed over sinking feed include less contamination, better water stability, and greater digestibility.
Advantages of floating fish feed
- Waste reduction
- Convenient observation
- Reduction of diseases
- Improves Feed Utilization
- A Wide Application Prospect
Disadvantages of floating fish feed
- More expensive to buy floating fish feed
- Equipment more expensive for manufacturing floating pellets
Advantages of sinking fish feed
- more economical
- easy to manufacture
Disadvantages of sinking fish feed
- water stability of less than an hour
- cause water pollution in long run
- better to feed in winter when fish come out of water