What does salmon eat?

Updated: 12/8/2022
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Best Answer

They eat small fish, zooplankton and phytoplankton
Salmon are carnivores and eat meat and protein products. In the wild, salmon may dine on zooplankton and small invertebrates. When they are grown, salmon can eat smaller fish, like herring, or the ship-like krill. Salmon kept in farms are usually fed a ground-up mixture of other fish and organisms from the ocean.
Salmon eat smaller fish, crustaceans, and insects, except when they are heading up-river to breed and die. Then they don't eat at all.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What does salmon eat?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass