Freshwater fish

Microalgae for feed for freshwater fish

Phycom can help you develop freshwater fish food containing microalgae. Various species of microalgae are already being used successfully in fish feed. Microalgae are natural, sustainable ingredients with nutritional and functional properties. Algae are a source of protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Phycom microalgae have consistent quality and superior purity.


Benefits of Phycom microalgae in food for aquarium fish

  • Essential nutrients: source of protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, fibre and minerals including phosphorus, iron, zinc and magnesium.
  • Superior purity: natural product of the highest quality, free from heavy metals, pesticides, microbes and other contaminants
  • Improved health: there are indications that the nutrients in algae improve skin quality and the mucus layer, and that chlorophyll has positive effects on digestion
  • Pigmentation: the antioxidants have a positive effect on pigmentation

Microalgae species

Chlorella vulgaris

  • Fine, intense green natural colourant
  • Mild umami flavour
  • Composition: 14% fatty acids, 32% fibre, 22% protein

Chlorella sorokiniana

  • Dark green natural colourant
  • Characteristic umami flavour
  • Composition: 14% fatty acids, 14% fibre, 40% protein

Golden Chlorella®

  • Naturally golden yellow in colour
  • Sweet almost corn-like flavour
  • Composition: 11% fatty acids, 9% fibre, 31,6% protein


  • Less colour
  • High in nutritional content

Product forms

Algae flakes

  • Packaging 15 kg in bag-in-box, up to 750 kg per pallet
  • Maximum shelf life 2 years
  • Brittle flakes of different sizes and thicknesses
  • Suitable for direct addition to fish food

Algae powder

  • Packaging 25 kg per bag, up to 1 tonne per pallet
  • Maximum shelf life 2 years
  • Fine powder, easily mixed
  • Suitable for use in granules.

Algae paste

  • Packaging 1m3 IBC, up to 800 kg per IBC
  • Maximum shelf life 24 hours
  • Easily soluble
  • Suitable for direct use in food or feed

Algae pellets (IQF)

  • Packaging 10 kg in bag-in-box, up to 640 kg per pallet
  • Maximum shelf life 2 years
  • Highly soluble and easily processed once thawed
  • Suitable for food and feed use

Discover the possibilities for your product

Want to know what Phycom can do for your product? Phycom will gladly use its expertise to help you identify innovative product applications involving microalgae.


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