Why Nutrinsect?

  • Fishes' Natural Food - 100% Fish-Free
    In the wild, most pond and aquarium fish don’t eat other fish. Instead, they have evolved to eat insects, small crustaceans, vegetation, and algae. That’s why Nutrinsect™ has been formulated using ingredients such as Black Solider Fly larvae, Mealworms, Freshwater Shrimp, and Bloodworms to give your fish a diet they would naturally eat in the wild.
  • Sustains & Protects Earth's Oceans
    Fishmeal is one of the main ingredients in most fish foods, but it is often harvested from the ocean in the form of small, oily fish like anchovy. Millions of tons of these forage fish are raided from the oceans every year, which puts a massive strain on the marine food web and the animals that rely on these fish for food, like dolphins, sharks, and whales. Nutrinsect™ contains zero fishmeal to help protect the world’s forage fish resources and the animals that they support.
  • Insect-Based Proteins
    Nutrinsect’s™ natural ingredients are produced in a sustainable way. Black Soldier Fly and Mealworms are fed food that would otherwise go to waste. Bloodworms and Freshwater Shrimp are naturally grown in ponds and lakes, making them a highly sustainable source of protein. They also efficiently convert their food into flesh, grow incredibly quickly, and require minimal land to be farmed.
  • Highly Palatable & Digestible
    Because insects and crustaceans are what pond and aquarium fish would naturally eat, they absolutely love the taste of Nutrinsect™. The highly digestible, insect-based proteins included in the formulas also lead to less waste and therefore better water quality and healthier fish.
  • Complete Nutrition
    All Nutrinsect™ products are expertly tailored to provide your fish with a balance of all the nutrients they need to be fit, active, colorful, and healthy. As a result, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you are giving your fish a fantastic food that fulfills their dietary needs.
  • Created By Experts
    As passionate fish keepers ourselves, we appreciate all fish and the beauty of the natural world. We have used our experience and expertise to create a great food that’s natural, healthy, tasty for fish, and kinder to the oceans.

Benefits of Feeding Your Fish

Fish that are used to the taste of their current food may take a few feeds to recognize the new taste and texture of Nutrinsect. However, once they try it, they'll love it!

See proper food introduction instructions below.

Available in 5 Varieties!

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Betta Pellets - 1.41oz(40g)
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Goldfish Flakes - 1.59oz(45g)
Goldfish Pellets - 1.76oz(50g)
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Tropical Flakes - 1.59oz(45g)
Tropical Pellets - 1.76oz(50g)
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Look for Nutrinsect Tropical Flake samples in select Aqueon kits!

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Option 1: Direct Swap

Be aware; fish that are used to the taste of their current food may take a few feeds to recognize the new taste and texture of Nutrinsect™.

However, once they try it, they'll love it!

Option 2: A Slow Switch

If you'd prefer to introduce the new food more slowly, gradually offer it alongside the existing diet, replacing 25% of your regular feeding quantity. Increase ratios over a few days until the old food is fully phased out.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Is Nutrinsect™ really 100% Fish-Free?
    YES! These 100% fish-free formulas do not contain fishmeal, whole fish, or fish oils, instead containing insect-based proteins, mealworms, daphnia, black soldier fly larvae, and bloodworms, providing your fish with a meal they would naturally eat in the wild.
  • Is Nutrinsect™ a complete diet or a treat?
    Nutrinsect™ acts as a complete diet for your fish, expertly formulated to provide your fish with the daily nutrition they need to be healthy and thrive.
  • Can these diets be fed to saltwater fish?
    Nutrinsect™ is a nutritionally balanced diet for all fish. However, the ingredients found in Nutrinsect™ are based more on the types of foods a freshwater fish would eat compared to a marine fish, so it is recommended for freshwater fish but not marine fish.
  • How much food should I feed my fish?
    Feed your fish 2-3 times per day in small amounts that will be consumed within 2 minutes. Always remember to remove uneaten food from the tank with a net.
  • How should I switch my fish over from their current food to Nutrinsect™?
    There is no harm in a straight swap from your fish’s current food to Nutrinsect™, but if you prefer a gradual switch, feed your fish ¼ Nutrinsect™ with ¾ of their current food and slowly increase the ratio of Nutrinsect™ over a few days to give your fish time to get used to it. See the graphic below for more information. Once they try it, they’ll love it!
  • What are the sizes of the Nutrinsect™ pellets?

    Nutrinsect™ Betta Pellets are 1mm, Nutrinsect™ Tropical Pellets are 1.2mm, and Nutrinsect™ Goldfish Pellets are 2mm.

Questions about this product?
You can reach us Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST at 1-888-255-4527