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Healthy growth for small fish

Starter feeds

African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

The Optimal Start

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BioMar's fry feed INICIO Plus covers all the nutritional needs of farmed fish during the first life stages. INICIO Plus contains is based on superior quality raw materials, high protein levels, balanced amino-acid and fatty acid profiles, vitamins and micronutrients.

Due to its specially developed composition, INICIO Plus consistently out-performs in feed trials with excellent feed conversion, growth, and low mortality results. By improving the performance of the fish, BioMar's starter feed contributes to increased production profitability.

INICIO Plus contains Bactocell®*, a well-documented probiotic that reduces deformities and mortality across fish species. In addition, our studies as well as many independent scientific publications, show that the use of probiotics in the feed also enhances the general health status of the fish and increases digestibility of the feed.
Furthermore, a unique production process ensures an optimal sinking speed, well adapted to the eating behaviour of the fry. The result is an optimal growth rate and good feed conversion.

Our production process also emphasizes physical quality with well calibrated sizes as well as absence of dust. Good physical quality assists in maintaining a clean and healthy aquatic environment for the fry.

*Bactocell® is the only probiotic approved by the European Comission for inclusion in fish feed. The approval is based on extensive documentation of reduced occurrence of deformities across fish species.

Starter feeds

INICIO Plus G

INICIO Plus G - High protein granulated feed for small fry

  • Granulated feed is developed for particularly small fry or for fry batches that have uneven size distributions, because it ensures that the small fry are able to feed.

  • Includes Bactocell®, a well-documented probiotic that reduces deformities across fish species.

  • Emphasizes nutritional stability with boosted vitamins and immune-modulating ingredients and a high digestibility to promote good health and growth of fry.
INICIO Plus G
Pellet size (mm) 0.2 - 0.4 - 0.6 - 1
DE (MJ/kg) 18.2
LAP No
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Comment Small fry
INICIO Plus M

INICIO Plus M – Specialised nutrition for fry

  • Extruded pellets with a formulation adapted for fry with low fat requirements.

  • Contains Bactocell®, a well-documented probiotic that reduces deformities across fish species.

  • Includes B-WYSETM*, which provides enhanced immunomodulating and pathogen binding activities along with mucus boosting effects.

  • The combination of Bactocell® and B-WYSETM contributes to improving the health status and performance parameters of the fry.

 *B-WYSETM: BioMar Whole Yeast Synergistic Extracts

INICIO Plus M
Pellet size (mm) 0.5 – 0.8 – 1.1
DE (MJ/kg) 19.3 - 18.8 - 18.8
LAP No
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Comment Small fry
INICIO Plus 838F

INICIO Plus 838F Maximum growth for catfish fingerlings

  • High protein low fat floating feed adapted for catfish fingerlings.

  • Includes Bactocell®, a well-documented probiotic that reduces vertebral deformities across fish species.

  • Emphasizes nutritional stability with a high digestibility to promote good growth of fry.

  • Good physical quality, with well-calibrated sizes and absence of dust to promote a clean and healthy aquatic environment for the fry.
INICIO Plus 838F
Pellet size (mm) 1.5 - 1.9
DE (MJ/kg) 17.9 - 16.4
LAP Yes
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Comment Catfish fingerlings

Starter feed comparison

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INICIO Plus G INICIO Plus M INICIO Plus 838F
Pellet size (mm) 0.2 - 0.4 - 0.6 - 1 0.5 – 0.8 – 1.1 1.5 - 1.9
DE (MJ/kg) 18.2 19.3 - 18.8 - 18.8 17.9 - 16.4
LAP No No Yes
Comment Small fry Small fry Catfish fingerlings