F3 – Fishmeal Fish & oil Free
F2 – Fishmeal or fish Oil Free
F1 – Fishmeal or Fish Oil Reduced
F0 – Contains Fishmeal & Fish oil

F3 Open Source Formulas

Listed below are open source formulas for F2 (fish reduced) or F3 (fish-free feed). These formulas are free to use and can be tailored to fit your aquaculture needs.  If you would like guidance and advice, you can contact us above.

Instructions:

  1. Begin by selecting the tab containing your species of interest. Displayed are the final results of various feed trials with varying amounts of FM and FO.
  2. To obtain the feed formula select the link in the Diet # column. Make sure to use the formula diet number referenced.
  3. To view the entire published study, select the link in the Reference column.

Formulas with the reference **Barrows** indicates formulation by the F3-Team CSO Rick Barrows (Background Publications).

Note* Treatment notation indicates:
F0 – Contains Fishmeal & Fish Oil
F1 – Fishmeal or Fish Oil Reduced
F2 – Fishmeal or Fish Oil Free
F3  Fishmeal  & Fish Oil Free

 

TreatmentSpeciesStudy yearReferenceDiet #Study duration (days)Fish development stageFM %FO %Mortality %Weight gain (g/fish)SGR %TGC %FC (g/fish)FCR (g feed/g growth)
F0Atlantic Salmon2016**Barrows**"*Barro-1*180smolt19.518.20.314400.9
F2Atlantic Salmon2016**Barrows**"*Barro-2*180smolt015.740.214340.89
F0Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-1104smolt (12months)51.521.82.94491.52.863300.75
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-2104smolt (12months)37.3222.14431.472.813240.74
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-3104smolt (12months)23.22204071.412.673230.8
F0Atlantic Salmon2004StudyDiet-177smolt (9 months)48.624.80.63451.723.572791.22
F1Atlantic Salmon2004StudyDiet-277smolt (9 months)38.824.60.33331.673.462731.22
F1Atlantic Salmon2004StudyDiet-377smolt (9 months)2924.503241.653.42691.21
F1Atlantic Salmon2004StudyDiet-477smolt (9 months)19.124.302991.583.222591.23
F0Atlantic Salmon2006StudyDiet-185juvenile4924129.60.970.9
F1Atlantic Salmon2006StudyDiet-285juvenile526.2109.30.870.88
F1Atlantic Salmon2006StudyDiet-385juvenile525.81070.860.92
F1Atlantic Salmon2006StudyDiet-485juvenile526.1108.10.870.89
F1Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-184juvenile6913.50100.20.822.610.81
F1Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-284juvenile5913.5096.30.82.540.86
F1Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-384juvenile49.513086.90.742.351
F1Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-184post-smolt351002691.4
F2Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-284post-smolt3500284.11.4
F2Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-384post-smolt3500271.51.5
F0Atlantic Salmon2009StudyDiet -184juvenile67.38202621.18208.50.8
F1Atlantic Salmon2009StudyDiet-284juvenile51.9202281.09203.50.995
F1Atlantic Salmon2009StudyDiet-384juvenile55.6202701.21228.70.856
F1Atlantic Salmon2009StudyDiet-484juvenile51.6202741.23210.40.767
F0Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-198post-smolt3512342.50.651.09
F1Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-298post-smolt156325.50.591.09
F1Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-398post-smolt55316.30.571.07
F1Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-498post-smolt55332.90.621.08
F2Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-598post-smolt50309.30.561.1
F1Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-698post-smolt55339.70.640.99
F1Atlantic Salmon2018StudyDiet-798post-smolt57341.90.660.99
F0Atlantic Salmon2001StudyDiet-1119post-smolt60191.2-1.27
F1Atlantic Salmon2001StudyDiet-2119post-smolt6017.11.2-1.27
F1Atlantic Salmon2001StudyDiet-3119post-smolt6014.251.2-1.27
F1Atlantic Salmon2001StudyDiet-4119post-smolt609.51.2-1.27
F2Atlantic Salmon2001StudyDiet-5119post-smolt6001.2-1.27
F0Atlantic Salmon2002StudyDiet-1210Smolt51.624.11.63540.961.55
F1Atlantic Salmon2002StudyDiet-2210Smolt51.618.12.08363.70.981.47
F1Atlantic Salmon2002StudyDiet-3210Smolt51.612.11.6337.30.931.51
F2Atlantic Salmon2002StudyDiet-4210Smolt51.601.25362.50.961.5
F0Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-177post-smolt49.820.80282.70.9
F2Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-277post-smolt49.800294.10.9
F2Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-377post-smolt49.800275.90.9
F0Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-184post-smolt351002691.4
F2Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-284post-smolt3500284.11.4
F2Atlantic Salmon2017StudyDiet-384post-smolt3500271.51.5
F0Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-163juvenile55.517042.631.31.36
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-263juvenile56.216.3048.435.61.36
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-363juvenile57.315.28047.934.81.38
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-463juvenile59.213.561.74835.41.36
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-563juvenile62.810.15046.334.21.35
F2Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-663juvenile73.60045.433.41.36
F2Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-151juvenile250071.149.91.19
F2Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-251juvenile2501.369.2521.1
F1Atlantic Salmon2003StudyDiet-351juvenile2591.41.368.547.41.16
F2Atlantic Salmon2007StudyDiet-1631502.838.41.1466.82
F2Atlantic Salmon2007StudyDiet-2631501.4361.0465.68
F2Atlantic Salmon2007StudyDiet-3631501.441.21.1768.31
F1Atlantic Salmon2007StudyDiet-463151302.844.51.1664.56
F1Atlantic Salmon2015StudyDiet-=1133post-smolts353.2
F0Atlantic Salmon2015StudyDiet-=2133post-smolts27270.591.28
F0Atlantic Salmon2015StudyDiet-=3133post-smolts27270.591.35
F2Atlantic Salmon2015StudyDiet-=4133post-smolts2600.531.42
F2Atlantic Salmon2015StudyDiet-=5133post-smolts2600.581.4
F0Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=1112post-smolts32.116.118.31.0616.60.94
F1Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=2112post-smolts32.1819.61.0317.20.91
F2Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=3112post-smolts32.1020.31.0819.30.99
F1Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=4112post-smolts30.316.116.21.0315.70.99
F1Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=5112post-smolts28.416.115.41.0314.40.99
F1Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=6112post-smolts26.516.114.9114.60.98
F1Atlantic Salmon2016StudyDiet-=7112post-smolts24.616.115.41.02140.97
F2Atlantic Salmon2008StudyDiet-=135802535900.940.82
F1Atlantic Salmon2008StudyDiet-=23580.51632370.90.79
F1Atlantic Salmon2008StudyDiet-=33580.250.6536140.940.83
F1Atlantic Salmon2008StudyDiet-=43580.50.729260.860.91
TreatmentSpeciesStudy yearReferenceDiet #Study duration (days)Fish development stageFM %FO %Mortality %Weight gain (g/fish)SGR %TGC %FC (g/fish)FCR (g feed/g growth)
F1Nile tilapia2018StudyDiet-184Juvenile73.2231.913.3835.41.12
F1Nile tilapia2018StudyDiet-284Juvenile4.693.25.3326.633.1833.541.26
F1Nile tilapia2018StudyDiet-384Juvenile2.383.23.322.312.9734.781.58
F2Nile tilapia2018StudyDiet-484Juvenile03.2423.933.0536.881.55
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-184Juvenile2097.323.83.4271.1
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-284Juvenile206.754.824.93.525.91
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-384Juvenile204.54.225.53.325.11
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-484Juvenile202.257.725.83.424.90.9
F2Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-584Juvenile2003.727.33.523.60.9
F0Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-142Juvenile31852.741.03
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-242Juvenile15401.840.74
F2Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-342Juvenile3001.830.74
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-156Juvenile61.50712.571.3
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-256Juvenile61.1072.22.591.28
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-356Juvenile60.75075.42.651.24
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-456Juvenile60.38067.62.491.36
F2Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-556Juvenile60065.52.451.45
F0Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-160Juvenile56.52209.614.16
F0Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-260Juvenile39.52.52613.154.63
F0Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-360Juvenile3032211.864.46
F1Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-460Juvenile1432810.664.23
F2Nile tilapia2016StudyDiet-560Juvenile03.5176.173.4
F3Nile tilapia2015StudyDiet-156Juvenile005.923.813.35
F2Nile tilapia2015StudyDiet-256Juvenile1006.083.943.36
F2Nile tilapia2015StudyDiet-356Juvenile2006.093.973.39
F2Nile tilapia2015StudyDiet-456Juvenile3006.043.393.65
F0Nile tilapia2014StudyDiet-156Juvenile57.10.726.82.061.2
F0Nile tilapia2014StudyDiet-256Juvenile28.62.827.82.141.13
F1Nile tilapia2014StudyDiet-356Juvenile14.33.924.41.951.28
F2Nile tilapia2014StudyDiet-456Juvenile052521.29
F1Nile tilapia2014StudyDiet-556Juvenile5.74.531.62.291.08
F0Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-160Juvenile453.3328.92.391.4
F0Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-260Juvenile33.751028.32.291.37
F0Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-360Juvenile22.51027.52.251.35
F1Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-460Juvenile11.256.67282.331.36
F2Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-560Juvenile03.3327.92.241.34
F0Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-1150Grow out208496.932.171.19
F1Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-2150Grow out20.554458.852.121.24
F2Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-3150Grow out20.550464.432.121.2
F2Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-4150Grow out20.550435.472.091.3
F2Nile tilapia2013StudyDiet-5150Grow out20.550459.452.131.25
F2Tilapia hybrid2013StudyDiet-170Juvenile15.5018.3
F2Tilapia hybrid2013StudyDiet-270Juvenile15.5020.2
F0Tilapia hybrid2013StudyDiet-370Juvenile15.54.520.9
F2Tilapia hybrid2013StudyDiet-470Juvenile15.5020.3
F2Nile tilapia2012StudyDiet-151Juvenile25021.22.111.5
F2Nile tilapia2012StudyDiet-251Juvenile18018.92.081.5
F2Nile tilapia2012StudyDiet-351Juvenile16016.81.871.5
F2Nile tilapia2012StudyDiet-451Juvenile13014.21.641.7
F2Nile tilapia2012StudyDiet-551Juvenile8012.11.421.8
F3Nile tilapia2012StudyDiet-651Juvenile0081.022.1
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-150Juvenile0.501063.09922.68
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-250Juvenile0.5014.366.72883.18
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-350Juvenile0.5012.760.86563.21
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-450Juvenile0.5027.661.21462.99
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-550Juvenile0.5021.463.58784.99
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-650Juvenile150079.64182.39
F0Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-156Fingerling274.5037.72.948.161.3
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-256Fingerling03.8037.562.846.481.3
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-356Fingerling03.33.127.192.439.761.6
F3Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-456Fingerling003.124.72.4421.7
F1Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-156Fry13.52.60.451.66.270.95
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-256Fry030.842.85.971.01
F2Nile tilapia2010StudyDiet-356Fry030.653.96.370.97
F3Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-142Juvenile00020.871.23
F3Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-242Juvenile00019.061.33
F3Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-342Juvenile00020.991.22
F2Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-442Juvenile603.321.821.28
F2Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-570Juvenile03.251.945.581.35
F2Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-670Juvenile03.25047.791.27
F2Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-770Juvenile04.21.951.071.28
F2Nile tilapia2009StudyDiet-870Juvenile04.21.951.611.26
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-190Juvenile22.23019.961.5653.472.68
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-290Juvenile20.01021.331.654.622.56
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-390Juvenile16.67021.531.6155.142.56
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-490Juvenile11.12024.081.748.922.03
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-590Juvenile5.56015.621.3350.623.24
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-690Juvenile20.01021.591.6155.962.59
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-790Juvenile16.67021.971.6356.472.57
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-890Juvenile11.12025.381.7644.691.76
F2Nile tilapia2008StudyDiet-990Juvenile5.56016.471.3545.192.74
F2Nile tilapia2007StudyDiet-1140Grow out508.5168.93.442.05
F2Nile tilapia2007StudyDiet-2140Grow out509.2176.53.442.04
F2Nile tilapia2007StudyDiet-3140Grow out5013.8172.93.432.06
F1Nile tilapia2007StudyDiet-4140Grow out5313.2185.83.462.03
F2Nile tilapia2007StudyDiet-5140Grow out507.7174.73.422.01
F2Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-156Juvenile5.840
F2Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-256Juvenile3.8960
F2Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-356Juvenile1.940
F3Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-456Juvenile00
F2Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-556Juvenile3.890
F2Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-656Juvenile1.940
F3Nile tilapia2006StudyDiet-756Juvenile00
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-1112Juvenile500474.21.51.9
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-2112Juvenile37.50533.41.61.9
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-3112Juvenile250459152
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-4112Juvenile12.50417.41.52
F3Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-5112Juvenile00390.31.42.1
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-170Juvenile28.40
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-270Juvenile15.80
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-370Juvenile7.50
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-470Juvenile28.30
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-570Juvenile16.30
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-670Juvenile7.30
F2Nile tilapia2003StudyDiet-770Juvenile31.50
TreatmentSpeciesStudy yearReferenceDiet #Study duration (days)Fish development stageFM %FO %Mortality %Weight gain (g/fish)SGR %TGC %FC (g/fish)FCR (g feed/g growth)
F0gilthead sea bream2016StudyDiet-177Juvenile48.8611.5374.513482.11.3
F2gilthead sea bream2016StudyDiet-277Juvenile48.86073.513108.11.2
F2gilthead sea bream2016StudyDiet-377Juvenile48.86062.20.92898.11.3
F2gilthead sea bream2016StudyDiet-477Juvenile48.86071.113465.91.4
F0gilthead sea bream2015StudyDiet-1154Grow out58.93.8122630.722.14
F2gilthead sea bream2015StudyDiet-2154Grow out09402300.692.4
F0gilthead sea bream2014StudyDiet-145Juvenile51.63.216.782.461.92
F1gilthead sea bream2014StudyDiet-245Juvenile43.53152.182.11
F1gilthead sea bream2014StudyDiet-345Juvenile39.52.818.272.581.7
F1gilthead sea bream2014StudyDiet-445Juvenile35.52.716.752.471.86
F1gilthead sea bream2014StudyDiet-545Juvenile27.42.415.982.411.91
F0red sea bream2012StudyDiet-156Juvenile602738.523.262565.36
F1red sea bream2012StudyDiet-256Juvenile185.5753.53.783240.72
F1red sea bream2012StudyDiet-356Juvenile126049.433.663116.4
F1red sea bream2012StudyDiet-456Juvenile66.5743.053.452845.92
F2red sea bream2012StudyDiet-556Juvenile07737.793.252663.36
F0black sea bream2011StudyDiet-156Juvenile60.331.32.791.19
F1black sea bream2011StudyDiet-256Juvenile55.332.72.821.12
F1black sea bream2011StudyDiet-356Juvenile50.331.22.831.33
F1black sea bream2011StudyDiet-456Juvenile45.331.32.791.24
F1black sea bream2011StudyDiet-556Juvenile40.332.72.791.17
F1black sea bream2011StudyDiet-656Juvenile35.331.32.781.23
F0red sea bream2010StudyDiet-150Juvenile6024.722.836.721051.5
F1red sea bream2010StudyDiet-250Juvenile245.51012.915.65690.5
F1red sea bream2010StudyDiet-350Juvenile245.54.724.886.871183
F1red sea bream2010StudyDiet-450Juvenile245.52.327.097.051322
F1red sea bream2010StudyDiet-550Juvenile243.5722.686.661047
F1red sea bream2010StudyDiet-650Juvenile245722.146.661034.5
F1red sea bream2010StudyDiet-750Juvenile244.52.327.567.091378
F0gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-1180Grow out1516144.751.69
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-2180Grow out155145.521.72
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-3180Grow out155115.072.14
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-4180Grow out155140.321.85
F0gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-184Grow out29.514.8119.9
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-284Grow out1715.5120.3
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-384Grow out175.5111.3
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-484Grow out10.515.9112.5
F1gilthead sea bream2009StudyDiet-584Grow out10.55.9111.1
F0black sea bream2008StudyDiet-163Juvenile3591.09
F1black sea bream2008StudyDiet-263Juvenile353.61.11
F1black sea bream2008StudyDiet-363Juvenile351.81.12
F2black sea bream2008StudyDiet-463Juvenile3501.32
F0sharpsnout sea bream2007StudyDiet-192Juvenile461613.358.121.731.15
F2sharpsnout sea bream2007StudyDiet-292Juvenile46014.555.671.691.15
F2sharpsnout sea bream2007StudyDiet-392Juvenile46065.649.791.581.21
F1gilthead sea bream2007StudyDiet-177Juvenile1.51.575.6
F1gilthead sea bream2007StudyDiet-277Juvenile1.5175
F1gilthead sea bream2007StudyDiet-377Juvenile1.50.5174.8
F2gilthead sea bream2007StudyDiet-477Juvenile1.5064.8