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Organic Fish Feed

This group is for Aquaponic Gardeners that are interested in obtaining Organic fish feed. Please post weather you are interested in Organic fish feed and how much you are interested in. You can buy USDA certified organic fish food from The Aquaponic Store; Volume will determine the price (more volume = lower price).

If you have any questions about organic; what it is? Whats a GMO? and other questions, PLEASE ASK!!! There are way too many people that don't really know what chemicals and GMO's do to us and our fish in an aquaponic system!

Thanks and post soon!

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USDA Certified Organic Fish Pellets


This product contains certified organic agricultural products or ingredients that

conform to the NOP’s national list of materials acceptable for organic agriculture production.



Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min)............ 31.000 %

Crude Fat (min).............. 4.500 %

Crude Fiber (max)............. 8.000 %

Lysine (min)............... 1.250%

Calcium (Ca) (min).............. 0.700 %

Calcium (Ca) (max)............. 1.200 %

Phosphorus (P) (min).............. 0.400 %



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Discussion Forum

New Organic Fish Food Formulation

Started by Patrick McKee. Last reply by Patrick McKee Aug 1, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi All,We have decided to change the formulation of the USDA Certified Organic fish food. We are making it even better! Some people had objections to fish meal and soy. We took out the fish meal and…Continue

Tags: Aquaponics, pellets, USDA, food, fish

Aquaponic Product Knowledge Guides Issue 1 Tilapia, Filtration and worms

Started by Patrick McKee May 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Aquaponic Product Knowledge is a continuing education series of guides that will help us on our journey towards a sustainable garden and farm. We all live on this beautiful and wondrous place we call…Continue

Tags: food, organic, worms, filtration, Tilapia

What is Organic

Started by Patrick McKee. Last reply by Patrick McKee Apr 16, 2012. 1 Reply

What is Organic? What are the differences between 100% USDA Certified Organic, USDA Organic, Certified Organic, Organic and Natural? We will answer some of these questions so you can have a better…Continue

BSFL baby mistery

Started by David Schwinghamer. Last reply by George Mar 25, 2012. 1 Reply

Ive been raising extra small bsfl for a while now. They are getting quite large but not moving much. Their bed is coffee grounds and fruit/vegetable pieces. I failed to ever put in ramps but now im…Continue

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Comment by Raychel A Watkins on March 18, 2012 at 7:13pm

David I got a good laugh when you asked if they bite, no they don't bite but some people have a real problem sticking there hands in something with larvae or maggots in it.  They do go dormant not dead when it is cold or they have no food.  They just seem to wait around.  Some people overwinter the larvae until it is warm again.  There is a lot of data out there about BSFL.  Google it and look at some of the blogs. I have learned all I know from those blogs and I am no expert but I( am getting better and more excited.  I will p[ost some pictures of the bins my WWOOFer made.  They are unique and you just go out every morning and dump the containers and feed the fish.  I live in an area where they are active all year.  All I have to do is sit a container of vegetables or meat any food substance out in the open and within a week I have the larvae.  i am amazed.

Comment by David Schwinghamer on March 18, 2012 at 7:04pm


That is a great idea, thanks. I think I should have put more food in because they go thru it quickly. When you say dormant do you mean sleeping or dead? Whats the glove for, do they bite? 

Comment by Raychel A Watkins on March 18, 2012 at 2:41pm

Hi Put a picture on this discussion so we can see what you see.  Have you been adding food every day.  Have you looked at them before now.  The adult larvae are beige but if haven't fed them often they may be dormant.  Put on a glove and pick one up and let it lay in your hand.  see if they move.  If you don't put ramps they will pupate in the container and become flies.  I have been working on growing them for about 3 months and I find there are a lot of tricks.  The ramp is essential.  This moring before going to work I pick up at least a cup of worms to feed my fish.  They absolutely love them

Comment by David Schwinghamer on March 18, 2012 at 2:33pm

I bought about 300 extra small bsfl about a month ago, I purposely bought them to see them grow. I immediately put them in coffee grounds and added fruits and veggies. Now im picking up peels and finding beige type worm things under. Not sure if they are babies because they dont move. I never put ramps in so the adults can climb out. I did see one adult that hasnt turned brown but it wasnt moving. Ive never done this before so I dont know what Im seeing.

Comment by Patrick McKee on February 18, 2012 at 3:12pm

We are going through USDA Certification, this is a process that can take time and is always being updated so we have the best standards and practices available. As science is updated we find better methods to make USDA Organic products; we will always comply with whatever guidelines we are given so we will have a better product. The challenge we are given is that the ingredients they want are not yet available and that is what we are facing right now. The ingriedent producers are scrambling to make new product that complies with USDA standard. Organic fish food is not the only product that is facing this challenge it is practically all organic animal food...dos, cats, chickens, cows etc. If you buy USDA Certified Organic milk, the cow has to be fed USDA Organic food.

The fish food has been made and we are waiting certification, it will be done but because they are changing the standards it is taking an additional amount of time.

Thanks for your patience, Sylvia will make an announcement as soon as it is available

Comment by David Schwinghamer on February 18, 2012 at 1:37pm

What is it called?

Comment by Michael Welber on February 18, 2012 at 1:29pm

Sylvia said she would have it at Aquaponic Source. Don't know when. 

Comment by David Schwinghamer on February 18, 2012 at 1:27pm

That sounds perfect. How do I get my hands on this food?

Comment by Patrick McKee on February 18, 2012 at 8:04am

The new food will be 1/8 floating pellets. At first we will only have the one formula; we put some in a coffee grinder for the babies and fingerlings and it grew them quickly with out any problems. In the future, if sales are good, we are planning on doing smaller pellet sizes.

Comment by David Schwinghamer on February 17, 2012 at 8:55pm

Is this new food going to be floating pellets, what size pellet? Are you gonna offer young, intermediate and adult formulas?


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