Feed is the most important cost factor in aquaculture and can account for up to 90% of the total production costs.
Although some fish farmers prefer manual feeding because it is possible to visually check the feeding process, automatic feeders save time and therefore significantly reduce manual labor. Therefore, significant cost savings can be achieved through the use of automatic feeders.
Automatic feeders enable the feeding to be adapted to the biological needs of every fish species at every stage of life. They are ideal for performing multiple feeding events per day which is particularly important when rearing larvae. Multiple feeding events per day can help reduce the size variance of fish, improve feed conversion, and reduce the burden on the biofilter, thereby optimizing the overall biological filtration efficiency of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
By integrating your automatic feeders into the measurement and control architecture, you can also adapt the feeding amount to the ambient conditions (e.g. stop feeding at suboptimal oxygen or temperature levels, increase/decrease the feeding according to the temperature changes).
We offer a variety of automatic feeders, ranging from special brood feeders for micropellets in the range of less than 200 µm, which are usually used in the early breeding of marine fish and shrimp larvae, to various types of feeders for large raceway or RAS systems. Since our feeders have been developed in order to be used with the SENECT monitoring and control architecture, all necessary tasks such as the calibration of the feeding amount can be easily carried out using the mobile SENECT app on your mobile phone or tablet.