Zooplankton: its biochemistry and significance in aquaculture.

Zooplankton are an important food source for many species of fish. They can provide an inexpensive alternative to other commercial feeds. Zooplankton have several advantages, among them a faster growth and greater feed efficiency for some species. The flavor and texture of fish are also improved with zooplankton as feed. Further research is needed on the chemical composition of zooplankton, the development of zooplankton-based dry diets and the effects of the replacement of fish meal with zooplankton meal for commercial aquaculture species.


Kibria, G., Nugegoda, D., Fairclough, R., Lam, P., Bradly, A. (1997)
NAGA 20 (2): 8-14