What can be Different in a fish food?

This is an interesting content that our competitors would like to read, although we practice common sense after many years of trial and error while working with millions of ornamental fish!

The main raw ingredient we recommend in its production is fresh wild Scandinavian fish (herring, mackerel, anchovy) which is very rich in proteins and essential Omega-3 DHA fatty acids. In addition, this food also contains fresh mollusks and crustaceans such as squids, octopus, shrimps, prawns and krill, as well as fish oils, cereals, yeasts and algae.

In general, the composition of a food for most aquarium fish (freshwater and marine) is ideal when it contains high percentage of digestible proteins, many essential Amino acids and Fatty acids, Vitamins A, B, C, D, Trace element and Minerals.

What about functional fish food for the health of fish?

Wikipedia “Functional food is a food given an additional function (often one related to health-promotion or disease prevention) by adding new ingredients or more of existing ingredients.”

We make our functional fish food by coating natural products around each granulate, after production of the granulate, so the quality of beneficial ingredients are guaranteed!

These natural products have a functional purpose with health benefits for the fish: we use different categories: probiotics, prebiotics and plant extracts.

What are the benefits
of granulated food?

We use granulated food because of different reasons that make the differences to frozen or fresh food:

Granulated food can be processed in such way that I guarantee no loss of quality of the ingredients.

The ingredients (fish, shrimp, vegetables, etc) are selected and prepared without a risk of introducing (transmitting) diseases. A big risk to introduce unnecessary potential harmful bacteria with frozen or live food.

The cost of feeding granulate food is lower than most ordinary frozen or live food.

The granulates remain stable in the water for many hours: not falling apart and still ready to eat for the slow eaters.

For most fish we prefer a sinking granulated food: slowest sinking granules and faster sinking larger granulates adapted for the different fish ages, sizes and behavior.

Due to high nutritional content, the quality of food to be used is much less in comparison with non-granulated fish food.

Granulated food can be produced in different pellet sizes, well adapted to the different sizes of the mouths of our aquarium fish.

  • BF-REGULAR-loose-S

  • BF-REGULAR-loose-M

  • BF-REGULAR-loose-L

  • BF-REGULAR-loose-XL

  • BF-REGULAR-loose-XXL

  • BF-REGULAR-loose-3XL

What problems of Fish Health can be prevented with fish food?


Overfeeding is problem number one for many aquarists.


Lack of food / Lack of good feeding practice.


Poor food quality by poor ingredients, lack of high nutritional value.

What about Food Safety? Animal Welfare?
Environmental and Ecological care?

The GLOBAL G.A.P. Aquaculture Standard sets strict criteria for Legal Compliance, Food Safety, Workers’ Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare, Animal Welfare, Environmental and Ecological care.

The basic ingredients of Dr. Bassleer Biofish Food have a certified Production: ISO 22000.

Sustainable marine products supply IFFO is the international “non profit” organization that represents and promotes the fishmeal fish oil and wider marine ingredients industry worldwide. We are globally respected and regularly represent the industry at international forums, as well as holding observer status at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the EU commission and Parliament.


The FASFC is an executive body and has jurisdiction over the entire territory of Belgium. In accordance with its legal obligations of the FASFC is responsible for laying down, implementing and enforcing measure related to food safety, animal health and plant protection.

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