Amplifeed Topcoat Instructions for Use
Instructions of Use are for Low Volume Feed Applications
For High Volumes, the process is similar using a cement mixer. Contact us for additional information.
Suggested ratio for use
Broodstock 4 weeks prior to spawning:
1:5 (1 part Amplifeed Replete Topcoat to 5 parts fish feed)
First Dry Laval Feeds: 1:10 during the allometric development phase
Growout: 1:20 throughout life
Amplifeed Topcoat will not change the mechanical performance of dry feeds if properly applied.
Mixer: Kitchenaid (tm) Professional 610 Mixer or similar
Calculate, weigh out and add desired amount of pellet feed to be coated into a mixer bowl and create a small depression in the center of the bowl.
Weigh out Amplified Topcoat into a separate container. Weight of Amplified Topcoat 1/5 to 1/20th of the weight of the pellet feed to be coated. Note: independent of pellet size.
Mix Amplifeed Topcoat and warm up to minimum of 25C (up to 40C will not cause any harm) before use to make the topcoating process easier.
Add Amplifeed Topcoat to the depression. Figure 1
Whisk in mixer until feed is evenly coated and Topcoat absorbed. Using a cover for the mixer and a high-speed setting will ensure even and thorough coating and absorption. Note: It may be necessary to mix for several minutes and then use a spatula to wipe-down the sides of the bowl, followed by an additional 2-minute mixing time. Completed feed is now ready to use. (Figure 2)
- Store Amplified Topcoat and any surplus coated feed in a dark refrigerator for up to 2 years.