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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Recommended retail price incl. VAT
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basic price 292.5 EUR / kg
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
You can find this item in your specialist and online shop
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 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: Barbels, Bettas, Cichlids (South America), Danions, Discus, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Tetra, Veiltails, freshwater butterflyfish
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

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: Barbels, Bettas, Cichlids (South America), Danions, Discus, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Tetra, Veiltails, freshwater butterflyfish
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
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)

Sharks don't like chicken

There are hardly any fish species in the world which regard mammals as prey: Only tiger sharks and bull sharks are interested in absolutely anything that looks or smells like food. They bite into it and then decide whether it is edible or not.

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Feeding in the community aquarium - Why fish have sex more often than humans

But what does "healthy food" mean anyway? Even with humans we don't exactly know, or else we actively avoid it.

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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.

Fish nutrition

The right diet for ornamental fish. The right food for every species thanks to the PRONOVO species concept.

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?

Automatic feeders

Who feeds your fish while you are on holiday? What’s the best way to feed automatically and smartly several times a day?

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
41 public review(s) for this product.

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25 Reviews in other languages

T. Fischer - German

Ich hatte ja keine Ahnung wie heiß Garnelen auf Plankton sein können! Es muss ultra gut schmecken, denn meine Crew geht da richtig drauf ab. Die kleinen Beutelchen sind sehr praktisch und ich kann es prima auf mehrere Becken aufteilen!

J. Le lous - French

really great dietary supplement. my fish love it

L. Leijenaar - Dutch

L. Leijenaar - Dutch

M. Vauthrin - French

This product is very appreciated by my Gouramis but personally as a cleaner of this aquarium I don't like it too much. Indeed, I dumped the inside of the sachet directly into the aquarium without taking any precautions. The whole meal spilled everywhere and was sucked into the pump. I cleaned my pump as best I could but I had a nitrite peak. I redid a test, putting the contents in a small container and then I turned off the pump, and then using pliers I gave directly in front of the mouth of the fish. it's perfect

aqua_mtc - German

Für mich eines der besten Fertigfuttermittel als Ersatz für Frostfutter.

Es wird sehr gerne genommen, ist einfach zu dosieren und unkompliziert lagern.

Aus diesen Gründen auch bestens für die Urlaubsvertretung geeignet.

Aquascape.boutique - Dutch

Great great product! My fish loved this! Especially the Gourami’s, Kuhli loaches and tetras were eager for it. I was using halve a bags instead of the full bag. In my opinion it would be too much in one go. I love how pulverized this product compared to the regular flakes foods. I have also fed tiny bits to my shrimps tanks to see how they reacted. They did eat it overtime, but they didn’t seem super eager for it.

M. Ulbrich - German

Plankton pur ist ein super Futter. Meine Fische lieben es. Ich teile eine Tüte immer auf 3 Becken auf das ist völlig ausreichend. Absolut empfehlenswert

pani_akwarystka - German

Ważne aby urozmaicać dietę swoich ryb , krewetek , które również potrzebują białka do prawidłowego funkcjonowania. Ten pokarm jest w stanie dostarczyć wszystkich potrzebnych składników. Jestem bardzo zadowolona.

pani_akwarystka - German

Idealny , zdrowy pokarm dla ryb . Wygodne przechowywanie i dozowanie. Dzięki temu że pokarm jest w wygodnych pałeczkach , reszta pokarmu pozostaje świerza.

Unterwasserwelt_Bautzen - German

Meine Tiere stürzen sich drauf. Die lieben es.

_aquavision_ // pj.aquarist - German

Also ich finde,es ist das beste Futter für die Fische,die stürzen sich regelrecht darauf. Tolle Alternative und abwechslungsreich.

A.Q.U.A.R.I.S.T.I.Komet - German

Aufjedenfall etwas ausgefallenes was unsere Fische gerne angenommen haben und sich in voller Pracht zeigten.

Gut für ein wenig Abwechslung und deinen Mitbewohnern etwas gönnen möchtest.

M. Kaltschmitt - German

Ich war anfangs skeptisch da meine Fische nicht alles fressen was ich den geben aber Planktonpur lieben sie so sehr das sie schon auf Entzug sind:D

Von mir würde es 10 Sterne dafür geben wenn es ginge.

Ganz klare kauf Empfehlung

M. Alparslan - German

Ein Delikatesse für meine Fische . Hab das Gefühl das meine lupingu Tanzanias mehr glitzern als vor der Plankton Pur . Definitiv weiter zu empfehlen .

Timo Wünsche - German

Ich nutze es super gerne, um mein Nano-Meerwasserbecken mit Futter zu versorgen. Die zwei Grundeln lieben es und als Futter für die Korallen nutze ich es auch. Für mich gleichwertig zu Frostfutter. Klare Empfehlung.

Ggf. wäre eine etwas größere Packung auch denkbar, um den Verpackungsmüll zu reduzieren.

skalar1987 - German

Meine Fische lieben es, immer wieder als kleiner Leckerbissen.

aquaristik_4_life - German

Sehr gutes Futter als Abwechslung zum täglichen Futter. Wurde bisher von allen Fischen, Welsen & sogar den Garnelen wunderbar angenommen.

Preis-Leistung stimmt hier auf jeden Fall!

Viele Grüße


(Schaut gerne auf meiner Instagram Seite vorbei :-))

a_jak_akwarium - Polish

The perfect food for fish. Each of the species I have ate it with no problem. The water after it remains in perfect condition - it does not remain cloudy as in the case of similar products from other companies. The price is equal to the quality of the product. I recommend that you spend a little more on a better quality fish food such as JBL PlanktonPur.

Smells_Like_Seawater - German

Eins meiner absoluten Lieblingsprodukte !!!

bennys riff welt - German

Meine Fressen das wie Wild

Echt der Hammer wie gern sie das Fressen

bennys riff welt - German

Dickes Plus Draumen Hoch

Meine Meerwasserfisch sind richtig Ausgerastet als ich es ins Wasser gegeben habe

Ragnarshrimps - French

Mes tétra amandae en raffole

Pratique et rapide à utilisé

Aquamahh - French

Premium food quality 👍

samija_aquaristik - 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 :-)

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