Traditional feed companies have a tendency to create blanket feed formulations. Although most fish will eat these diets, they likely do not have the optimal nutrient profile necessary to grow and sustain best health. Different fish at different life stages have different nutritional requirements and preferences. It is no different than a fisherman using different baits to target different fish.
Fish must absorb the constituents of feed and convert them into energy and growth. A key part of this process is how well fish digests the feed. If you’ve ever spent time with an athlete, you have likely heard not all proteins are created equal. This is the reason two different fish feeds with a “40% protein” could functionally be very different. Not only will the fish not be able to utilize a poor protein source to grow, but lower quality ingredients also pass through undigested which can contribute to poor water quality and low dissolved oxygen levels.
AC Trophy Pond Feed is uniquely formulated for the rapid, but healthy growth of the cornerstone of the forage feeding system in the trophy pond environment- the Bluegill.