JBL PlanktonPur M
Treats for large aquarium fish

  • Varied diet: treats for tropical fresh and saltwater fish and shrimps. Fresh and pure plankton
  • High nutritional value and optimal colouring thanks to natural astaxanthin: natural food from artic waters for aquarium fish from 4 to 14 cm in size
  • No water clouding: reduced algae growth thanks to balanced phosphate content, better water quality due to better digestibility of the food, which reduces fish excrement
  • Fish choose JBL food: 98.5% of all fish species ate the JBL food immediately during research expeditions in freshwaters. Natural food from 100 % plankton
  • Package contents: PlanktonPur M, for large freshwater and saltwater fish
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basic price 25,68 EUR / 100 g
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
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You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Product information

Revolution in fish nutrition
Every fish lives off the plankton passing by in its natural habitat. JBL has managed to preserve pure arctic plankton straight after the fresh catch without using any artificial preservatives. That’s how fresh plankton can be fed to aquarium fish.

Further reasons to use JBL PlanktonPur:
High quality and gentle processing.
High liquid portion of 80 – 90% remains in the plankton.
Avoidance of preservatives but nevertheless preserved by means of heat process.
Up to 100% higher survival rate in fish breeding.
Up to 100% higher growth rate in juvenile fish.
A 3.5 times higher stress tolerance.
Enhancement of colour and well-being of the fish.
A 50% reduction of unwanted pattern in colouration.
An 18 times reduction of the bacterial density of the dangerous Vibrio species, compared to food enriched with Artemia nauplii.

Ahead through research
The results of the JBL research expeditions, combined with the expertise of the JBL research and development team, has resulted in optimal and balanced food mixtures made of high-quality ingredients.

Feeding recommendation
Feed 1 x daily with one stick. 2 g sticks supply an aquarium with up to 200 l.

Unopened the sticks can be kept for 3 years. Choose the size of the sticks (S or M) in accordance with the above stated consumption.


JBL PlanktonPur M2

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
2 g
8 Pieces
Volume packaging:
0.210 l
Gross weight:
36.000 g
Net weight:
16 g
Weight factor:
26/110/74 mm

JBL PlanktonPur M5

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
5 g
8 Pieces
Volume packaging:
0.240 l
Gross weight:
64.000 g
Net weight:
40 g
Weight factor:
26/127/74 mm
Analytical components
How do I feed PlanktonPur properly?

There is one simple way to feed PlanktonPur which solves all problems: simply open the stick, hold it upside down in the current in front the filter outlet and repeatedly press out its contents. The opening of the stick is under water so it should empty completely and be distributed in the current.

I have an unpacked stick – what can I do with it?

We recommend you feed the stick as one portion. The unpacked stick is not intended to be stored. In case the feeding had to be interrupted, the open stick needs to be stored cool (4 – 7 °C) in an airtight container. The unpacked stick may not be stored longer than 24 hours. Check, before feeding it again, whether it still retains its distinctive product-specific smell. If not, the stick has possibly gone off and needs to be disposed off before it can harm the aquarium dwellers.

What does “S” and “M” on PlanktonPur refer to?

S and M refer to the size of the food contained. No distinction is intended between the freshwater and saltwater range. Both products are optimally suited for both freshwater and saltwater.

Can I feed a single stick over several days?

1 stick = 1 meal for your fish.
We have optimally adjusted the food quantity in the sticks to the daily portion of the appropriate and stated tank size.

Do I have to store PlanktonPur in a cool place?

No, due to the special manufacturing method and the single wrapping of the sticks it is possible to store PlanktonPure without any loss in quality at room temperature.

Blog – Opinions & Experiences


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What made JBL think of creating PlanktonPur?

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Which fish eat JBL PlanktonPur?

Very extensive feeding tests with professional fish breeders, fish importers and scientists have discovered that there are very few fish species which do not eat JBL PlanktonPur.

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Natural food from Arctic waters

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Treating fish diseases before they arise

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JBL PlanktonPur at Fressnapf Helps Animal Shelter

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And now JBL has won the „Golden Coral Award“ too

JBL PlanktonPur‘s popularity is growing as it becomes more familiar. Having won the cup for the best new item 2014 it has now been awarded with MeerwasserLive TV’s seawater prize “Golden Coral Award”. ...

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In winter the Arctic blossom is under the ice

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JBL PlanktonPur zum Weihnachtspreis

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The smallest JBL product gets the biggest prize

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Das Team vom Zoofachgeschäft Silbermann in Lebach freut sich über die erste große Lieferung mit JBL PlanktonPur! Inhaber und Meerwasserspezialist, Bernd Silbermann, hat sich gleich eine Packung JBL PlanktonPur ...

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Are you curious to discover something new?

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Worth reading

Fish feeding

The nutritional requirements of fish can differ as much as between dogs and hamsters. Here you will find comprehensive information on this important chapter about the feeding of aquarium fish.

Setting up a saltwater aquarium

You will find ideas and help for all questions related to your aquarium here, no matter if it’s about fish diseases, water analysis or how to set up an aquarium. You will also find the latest trends and activities which could be important for you.

PlanktonPur sample free of charge

Make sure you receive your introductory JBL PlanktonPur package by January 29, 2017 at 23:59 and find out for yourself about the superior quality of pure Artic plankton without artificial preservatives.

JBL PlanktonPur Competition

Make sure you are in for a chance to win one of 25 free introductory JBL PlanktonPur packages (8 sticks M2 and 8 sticks S2) by April 30, 2018 at 23:59 and offer your fish the superior quality of pure arctic plankton without artificial preservatives.


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