Finfish aquaculture encompasses a broad and increasingly diverse set of aquatic species (finfish are generally defined as having backbones, gills and fins) which have both common and unique requirements amongst their collective group. Some of the key commonalities that are considered when addressing the nutritional requirements of different species of finfish involve their habitat (cold water, warm water, marine, freshwater, etc.), their natural diet (omnivorous, piscivorous, etc.), the life stage of the fish when they are being fed and other general morphological, environmental and production considerations.
Finfish aquaculture encompasses over 200 species of fish in a multitude of systems ranging from extensive earthen ponds to highly technical recirculating systems. This broad biology and environmental diversity impacts the nutritional requirements and feed characteristics. The evolution of aquaculture from general animal rearing to highly specified species by system combinations has led to the development of our new species specific line of feeds. Please contact your Zeigler representative to discover how these new products can help you succeed in your aquaculture business.