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We sell Purina AquaMax tilapia food

Purina AquaMax tilapia food for sale.

We have the highest quality tilapia food, Purina AquaMax, available in weights that are perfect for home tilapia farmers and aquaponic growers.

As the feeding requirements of your tilapia change, you can easily find yourself with 45 pounds of unused food remaining out of a 50 pound bag. If you go ahead and "finish off" the bag by continuing to give it to your tilapia, not only are you providing the wrong nutrition for that stage of growth, you are throwing your money away. The cost of AquaMax goes down significantly as the pellets get larger. So optimally, you want to get away from the smaller, more expensive, fingerling food and on to the larger dense pond food as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, now is a really good time to read our Tilapia Feeding Guide to learn how AquaMax can reduce the cost of your harvest, and increase your tilapia farming profits.

Here's the AquaMax feeding chart for reference.

Tilapia farming feeding chart.

For home tilapia farming and aquaponic growing, we carry the food for the final three stages of tilapia growth:

  • AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300, product code 5D03, for tilapia up to five inches.
  • AquaMax Grower 400, product code 5D04, for tilapia between five and six inches.
  • AquaMax Dense 4000, product code 5D09, for tilapia over six inches.

If you want a 50 pound bag of Purina AquaMax, we suggest that you contact your local feed store or Purina dealer. The cost of shipping 50 pound bags is far too expensive for us to offer here.

How much tilapia food do I need to buy?

Here's a practical example of how much tilapia food you will need. Let's say that you have 100 tilapia fingerlings and the average weight of each fingerling is 9.45 grams. This puts the total weight of all 100 fingerlings at 945 grams or 2 pounds.

Note: In this example we use the weight of three inch fingerlings - 9.45 grams. We do this to make the numbers as easy to follow as possible. For your reference: a one inch fingerling weighs one gram and a two inch fingerling weighs four grams.

  • You will need 4.16 pounds of AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300 to get them to the next food size.

After giving your 100 fingerlings 4.16 pounds of AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300, they should weigh 2835 grams or 6.25 pounds, and be ready for the next food size.

  • You will need 6.45 pounds of AquaMax Grower 400 to get them to the next food size.

After giving your 100 fingerlings 6.45 pounds of AquaMax Grower 400, they should weigh about 5761 grams or 12.5 pounds, and be ready for the next food size.

  • You will need 87.5 pounds of AquaMax Dense 4000 to get your 100 tilapia to a harvest size of one pound each.

Buy Purina AquaMax tilapia food here

About the prices you see below

These days it seems like everyone is playing the same game. They show you one low price up front, then make up for their "loss" with inflated shipping and handling charges. Their hope is that by the time you notice, you'll be too far along in the purchase process to change your mind. We don't like that game and we refuse to play it. The prices that you see below include the cost of priority shipping, so when you hit the shopping cart there are no surprises.

Important point: Purina Mills does not sell tilapia food in anything other than 50 pound paper bags. Do not be fooled by all the fancy re-packaging shown on Amazon, this is being done to satisfy Amazon's policies, not to save you money. So get out your calculator and compare their prices per ounce and free shipping to ours.
Spoiler alert - we are a lot less!

Same day shipping on tilapia food

We know that you need your food fast and we want to get it to you as quickly as possible. So not only do we offer the lowest prices on the Internet we ship all tilapia food orders on the same day. Just place your order before noon Eastern time and it will go out within a few hours, otherwise it will go out the very next day.

AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300

Purina AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300 is a small sinking pellet, about 1/16th in diameter. It provides the exact nutritional requirements for tilapia up to five inches long. Feed from three to five percent of their body weight per day. Spilt the daily food total between six to ten individual feedings per day. For breeding colonies, feed 1/4 teaspoon two times per day to the entire colony until they reach five inches.

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AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300

AquaMax Grower 400

Purina AquaMax Grower 400 is a small sinking pellet about 3/32nd in diameter. It was developed to provide the boost of fats that tilapia need between five and six inches long. They only eat this food for a little over three weeks, and you may be tempted to skip it, but don't. This is an important dietary step for their proper development at this stage. Feed from three to four percent of their body weight per day, divided into five to eight feedings.

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AquaMax Grower 400

AquaMax Dense 4000

Purina AquaMax Dense 4000 is a medium floating pellet about 3/16th in diameter. It should only used to feed tilapia over six inches long This food gives the best feed cost to growth ratio possible. It also promotes excellent composition of fish wastes, which leads to excellent secondary products, such as fertilizers and compost teas. The medium pellet size aids in dense aquaculture populations, where food control/domination can cause uneven growth. Competitive manufacturers may attempt to copy the ingredient list, however, Purina AquaMax is milled to a finer degree, extracting more nutrition and making it more digestible. Use Purina AquaMax Dense 4000 all the way to harvest size.

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AquaMax Dense 4000

AquaMax fingerling variety pack

Includes 5 pounds of AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300 and 5 pounds of AquaMax Grower 400.

AquaMax fingerling variety pack

Only $38.45 - Includes free priority shipping


AquaMax farm variety pack

Includes 5 pounds of AquaMax Fingerling Starter 300 and 5 pounds of AquaMax Grower 400 and 7.5 pounds of AquaMax Dense 4000

AquaMax tilapia farm variety pack

Only $67.45 - Includes free priority shipping


Specialty tilapia fry food

Manufactured by Zeigler®, a recognized leader in animal nutrition with over 40 years in the industry. These spirulina algae discs are an excellent first food for all tilapia fry. Required for tilapia breeders and recommended for all tilapia fingerlings up to an inch and a half. They are a bit pricey, but a pound goes a long way. Drop one disc per 100 fry into your tank twice a day to start. Watch their water quality and adjust the number of discs given as necessary. When the fry get to an inch long, start "weening" them off of the algae discs by slowly introducing Aquamax 300 and reducing the discs given over the course of one week.

Ziegler Spirulina Algae Discs

$22.78 per 1.25 pounds - Includes free priority shipping. Select the desired number of pounds in the shopping cart.