JBL PlanktonPur MEDIUM
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 29.68 EUR / 100 g
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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 MEDIUM 2

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
2 g
8 Sticks
Volume packaging:
0.21 l
Gross weight:
36 g
Net weight:
16 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
26/110/74 mm


Animal species: Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Loaches, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Discus fish, Marine fish, Guppy, fighting fish, cichlids: angelfish, discus
Animal size: 4 - 14 cm
Animal age group: Small and medium-sized aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: You will find details of the materials used under Details & Composition
Feed type: plankton
Colour: red / brown
Dosage: 1 stick per day in aquariums up to 200 l

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 1 stick per day in aquariums up to 200 l

JBL PlanktonPur MEDIUM 5

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
5 g
8 Sticks
Volume packaging:
0.24 l
Gross weight:
64 g
Net weight:
40 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
26/127/74 mm


Animal species: Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Loaches, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Discus fish, Marine fish, Guppy, fighting fish, cichlids: angelfish, discus
Animal size: 4 - 14 cm
Animal age group: Small and medium-sized aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: You will find details of the materials used under Details & Composition
Feed type: plankton
Colour: red / brown
Dosage: 1 stick per day in aquariums up to 200 l

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 1 stick per day in aquariums up to 200 l
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.

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.

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.

Blog (opinions & experiences)

JBL TV #28 Part 1: Aquarium care is so easy! Daily measures

How to care for your aquarium properly. What needs doing on a daily basis?

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JBL TV #6: Why do we need so many food types in the aquarium?

There’s so much to know. What kind of food should we choose? Which food size is right? How much should we feed?

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When snails in the aquarium become a problem

Snails are welcome inhabitants in the aquarium and fulfil important tasks. However, there are also snail species that are hermaphroditic and seem to reproduce uncontrollably when a large food supply is present.

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Misunderstandings – typical beginner mistakes

Based on our own experience in customer service and the many messages and questions we receive, we have put together the typical mistakes beginners may make. The experienced aquarist might well smile, but if they are honest, these are mistakes we all made at the start, aren’t they?

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Lack of oxygen in the morning

The fish stay under the water surface in the morning, gasping for air.

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Fish Love Eating Natural Plankton (Video)

Plankton is not only the main nutrient for most aquarium fish but they also love eating it! Just watch these aquarium fish and fish in their natural habitats going crazy for it.

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JBL Aquarium Fish Food - Trusted Worldwide

Fish breeders, scientists and public aquariums in many countries of the world place their trust in JBL quality. Looking at its characteristics and properties we are going to explain why our food is top class.

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Inside JBL: videos and exclusive insights into the new food production hall

Take this unique opportunity to accompany us on a tour through our new production area, where up to 35 tons of food is manufactured per day.

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Feed Trial – Pure Excitement with PlanktonPur

Anyone can snorkel in deep water, but at a depth of 50 cm it becomes challenging. Of course you won’t drown but you’ll whirl up a lot of sediment and your visibility will be zero.

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Advantages of JBL PlanktonPur in comparison to live food

Wachstumsrate bei Jungfischen. Up to 100% higher survival rate in fish breeding and up to 100% higher growth rate with juvenile fish.

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What made JBL think of creating PlanktonPur?

Hello Nils, thanks for taking the time for our Interview. I am a biologist and also head the JBL research expeditions. We have some questions for you about JBL 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

Zooplankton is the primary food source for many fish species in freshwater and marine water. These fish species have adapted to this food over many generations.

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Treating fish diseases before they arise

Even if your fish have fallen ill, it is not too late. Nonetheless we want to save the fish from getting ill. About 90 % of all fish diseases are the result of a weakening of the immune system.

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20 Years L046 Hypancistrus Zebra

In 1998 I bought my first 3 juvenile zebra plecos. At that time they cost about 300 Schilling (€ 15) each in the shops. Gradually my small group grew to 10 animals.

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JBL Piemont Cherries for Fish

Just like the famous cherries, the arctic plankton is only available seasonally. The current catch from Norway’s arctic waters has just arrived and been freshly packed at JBL.

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JBL PlanktonPur at Fressnapf Helps Animal Shelter

As part of a week dedicated to the subject of fish, the Fressnapf team in Magdeburg (Rogätzer Strasse) collected €721.50 for the Satuelle animal shelter in Hadensleben. Thanks to JBL and its employee Timo Schaser,

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Whales and aquarists are waiting for their Arctic plankton

Summer has finally reached the Arctic. The water temperatures have increased slightly and there is enough light during the long and sunny days. And the vegetable and animal plankton (zooplankton) is beginning to reproduce massively!

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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

Even when snow storms are raging above the water, with temperatures of up to -50 °C, plankton is blossoming under the ice as if it’s spring. But the metre-thick layer of ice means it’s still too early to collect it. Once JBL has sold the last PlanktonPur stocks, no new plankton can be harvested until June.

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JBL PlanktonPur zum Weihnachtspreis

Um auch Ihren Fischen einen Weihnachtswunsch zu erfüllen, gibt es JBL PlanktonPur in Deutschland, Österreich und Luxemburg jetzt mit bis zu 30 % Rabatt in Ihrem Fachhandelsgeschäft!

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Frost and summer don’t go together

Fans of frozen food for ornamental fish have to be extra careful in summer! High outdoor temperatures make frozen food thaw quickly and this can result in an explosive increase of bacteria in the frozen food!

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The smallest JBL product gets the biggest prize

The product is only 2 mm in size. Yet despite this, perhaps because of this, it was voted product of the year 2013/2014 by the German retail pet trade. The trade magazine “pet” initiated the vote and handed over the award for JBL PlanktonPur

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PlanktonPur Video Wettbewerb - Gewinne einen Monatsvorrat* PlanktonPur

Sicherlich haben Sie schon von PlanktonPur, der Revolution in der Fischernährung aus dem Hause JBL gehört. Ihren Fischen und somit auch Ihnen wird es mit Sicherheit gefallen.

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Bernd Silbermann erhielt das erste Paket JBL PlanktonPur

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 geschnappt und sie bei seinen Fahnenbarschen ausprobiert

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Your aquarium pets can look forward to a revolution in fish food due to start 7 October 2013.

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Are you curious to discover something new?

JBL will be launching a revolution in the aquarium fish food sector late September. This is all we are revealing: It is fresh and stems from Arctic waters.

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Reference guide (Themeworld)

Marine water

There is a solution to almost every problem! And the hardest part is finding the cause of the problem.


What’s important when young fish are born?


Which is the right food? How much do you need to feed?

Daily care

How much daily or weekly care is involved? What are the basic maintenance measures for your aquarium?

Marine animals

Which animals are suitable for your marine aquarium?

Food sorts

What needs to be considered when feeding ornamental fish? How much and what food?

Invertebrate species

What invertebrate animals are suitable for your aquarium? What demands do invertebrates have? What do you need to consider for their care?

Fish species

Which fish species suit your aquarium? What demands do the fish species have?


Who feeds your fish while you are on holiday? How can you make sure your fish are properly provided with food while you are away?

The marine aquarium

Holiday at the coral reef - in your own living room! Marine aquariums are the most exciting branch of aquatics

Biotope (habitat) aquarium types

A real piece of the Amazon or, with the Congo, a piece of the heart of Africa. A habitat (biotope) aquarium is a challenge. Can you emulate nature?

Aquascaping aquarium type JBL Dreamscape®

Mountains, valleys, meadows and fish! Create your dreamlike landscape under water with the Dreamscape® aquarium

Jungle aquarium type JBL Rio Pantanal®

A bit of jungle river in your living room. Lively underwater action! No problem with the JBL Rio Pantanal® aquarium

Rocky reef aquarium type JBL Malawi Rocks®

The fish of Lake Malawi are as colourful as the fish in the coral reefs. This aquarium brings a bit of freshwater reef into your living room

Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®

Lively goldfish in the aquarium enhance any room perfectly! Invite some new flatmates into your home with this goldfish aquarium


Additional product information and downloads

  • JBL PlanktonPur M oam Magazin 2014 01
  • JBL PlanktonPur M-Bericht-Fachmagazin-Aquaristik

safety instructions

  • safety instructions for food
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Customer reviews


Overall rating: 5.0
19 public review(s) for this product.

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19 Reviews in other languages

J. Daniau - French

Mes tétra amandae en raffole

Pratique et rapide à utilisé

Aquamahh - French

Premium food quality ?

S. Götz - German

Erstmalig probiert, selbst meine lebendfutterverwöhnten Tiere fanden es gut. Und nicht nur die Fische, auch die Garnelen und CPOs machten sich auf die Suche :-)

tangelo.shrimps - German

cichlids_catalunya - Spanish

Le encanta esta chucheríaun poco dificil de.sacar el plankton del interior las primeras veces, pero cuando le coges el truquillo es muy fácil, solo hay que apretar como la pasta de dientes cuando queda poca

Der_Egger - German

Für die kleine Leckerei.

Da Abwechslung in der Fütterung für mich sehr hohen Stellenwert hat, ist das PlanktonPur ein Dauerbrenner. Es ist absolut natürlich und gesund.

Egal ob Feuerschwanz, Bitterlingsbarbe oder Panzerwels.

Das Futter wird von allen super angenommen.

Thomas_aquascapingcz - Czech

Úžasný produkt, krásně se odděluje ve vodě a jakmile ho ryby ucítí hned jdou po tom a nemůžou přestat. I když tato verze je medium pro větší ryby tak neonky obecné si stim poradí.

Thomas_aquascapingcz - Czech

Úžasne ryby se po tom můžou zblaznit

exotic_hive - German

PlanktornPur ist in meinem Speiseplan meiner Tiere absolut pflicht! Ich pflege wählerische Wildbetta, die bei vielen Frostfuttersorten förmlich die Nase rümpfen, ebenso diverse Dario und Elassoma. PlanktonPur wird aber von allen ausnahmslos angenommen - und das extrem gierig! Zusammin mit dem Atvitol ist es meiner Meinung nach mit das beste Futter, was man seinen Tieren zuführen kann!

aulonobetta_ - French

My cichlids are going crazy when they see the package. Good product, smells like the see (not chemical).

Only weakness : We need "Plankton Pur" in a biggest format because if we want to feed them with it sometimes during the week it's too litlle.

cichlids_catalunya - Spanish

Suoer golosina para mis peces, les encanta, lo deboran en un instante

malawi_aquaristic - German

Eine gesunde Abwechslung für meine Malawi-Buntbarsche!

Das Plankton Pur Futter ist in den einzelnen Portionen perfekt dosiert und sorgt für eine Geschmacksexplosion bei den Fischen. Sie haben das Futter schon beim ersten mal sofort angenommen.

Ebenfalls vorteilhaft ist, dass das Wasser nach dem Füttern nicht trübt.

Aquarium_Zimmer - German

Sehr gutes Zusatzfutter, es wird von allen meinen Fische (Salmler,Apistogramma,Bärblinge) gerne gefressen.

Das Futter lässt sich leicht verfüttern, weil es in 8 kleinen Sticks portioniert ist.

Eine wertvolle Ergänzung für den Futterplan.

SauerlaenderWelskeller - German

Es kam sehr gut bei unseren Papageien Buntbarschen an!!!

Ich habe das Plankton Pur Futter in den letzten Tagen zum ersten Mal ausprobiert und meine Fische waren gegeistert. Das Futter ist in einzelnen kleinen Portionen zu je 5g eingepackt und lässt sich schnell und einfach füttern. Hierzu reißt man die Portionstüte einfach auf und drückt den Futterinhalt ins Aquarium.

Die Fische fressen in kürzester Zeit das komplette Plankton Pur Futter auf und es bleiben keine Reste übrig die das Aquarium verunreinigen.

Ich würde das Plankton Pur Futter jederzeit weiterempfehlen!

Liebe Grüße

Stephanie vom SauerlaenderWelskeller :-)

pani_akwarystka - German

Plankton von sehr guter Qualität. Praktisch, um Stick auszugeben. Sehr wichtig für eine gesunde Fischernährung. Für Rasborafische empfehle ich die Größe Plankton small

ciclidosafricanosesp - Spanish

my fish love plankton, but I wish there were more doses in the box

tropheus_italia - Italian

Questo prodotto lo trovo molto innovativo, molto pratico il suo formato in pratiche bustine monodose,i pesci ne vanno ghiotti,lo ritengo un alimento indispensabile per una corretta alimentazione dei nostri pesci in acquario, non ne farò più a meno.

aquahobby.pl - Polish

Essen, das von den Bewohnern des Aquariums leicht gegessen wird (Sie können Zufriedenheit sehen), super natürliches Essen

malawiaddiction - German

Sehr gutes Ergänzungsfutter zur Normalen Fütterung als Snack zwischen durch für große Tiere, sie nehmen es gerne an und ich konnte stärkere Farben feststellen.

Nachzuchten bekommen dies bei mir Regelmäßig in Kombination mit Artemia und wachsen Rasch an.

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