Duck eating duckweed

Duckweed: Aquatic Animal Food That’s Good For The Climate

Nothing compares to natural live fish foods which are important for fish and other aquatic animals. Live fish food is good for outdoor water gardens as well as aquariums. Fish need a natural live fish food — Daphnia and duckweed provide naturally nutrition for your aquatic animals.

Dried fish foods try to mimic the nutritional value of live fish foods and can foul or contaminate the water. Why not give your fish a live fish food treat now.

Frog in duckweedDuckweed is a small floating aquatic plant that your aquatic animals such as fish, tadpoles and frogs, salamanders will consume. Its an outstandingly nutritious being high in protein with vital minerals and vitamins for the fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures. It’s has protein and fiber for your fish. The protein contains higher concentrations of the essential amino acids, lysine and methionine, than most plant proteins.

The Duckweed plant will consume CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it to oxygen, which is good for our climate as an excellent carbon sink. It’s the fastest growing seed plant on our planet. “Despite its small stature, duckweed can absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) during photosynthesis. Martienssen says CO2 emissions from power plants, refineries, and even the earth itself could all be taken down by duckweed.” (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

Duckweed will provide shade to help keep the water cooler and your koi happier.

Duckweed also has trace biochemicals such as beta carotene and xanthophyll. The nutritional requirements of fish appear to be met completely in ponds receiving only fresh Duckweed. Just place a portion of duckweed on the surface of the water and watch the fish feed.

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