Bionetix field trials boost aquaculture health and productivity
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Fish and shrimp farming face many challenges for a successful production such as diseases, waste buildup and healthy weight gain. Bionetix® offers a natural way to boost the health and productivity of aquaculture with AQUA-FEED™.
AQUA-FEED™ is an all-natural feed additive specially formulated for the aquaculture industry to promote increased weight gain of shrimp, fish and other aquatic species. It is rich in β-glucans, mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), beneficial probiotics and other key vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to support overall species’ health. It can be used to:
- Improve hydrolysis and digestion
- Supply beneficial bacteria to the intestine of fish/shrimp
- Support intestine health
- Reduce the waste discharge
The feed additive also assists in keeping aquaculture ponds clean and improves the quality of aquatic life by promoting healthy aerobic conditions that lead to the reduction of methane, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, which are harmful to aquaculture and promote diseases.
The company tested the feed additive in field trials with excellent success. A shrimp farm in Vietnam found an increased shrimp survival rate (up to 90% survival) and a higher average daily gain resulting in a 20-30% overall yield increase.
In Brazil, where the excitement has mounted about regional opportunities for expanding already high fish production levels, a trial was conducted on Pintado fish raised in a 7,000 square meter (1.7 acres) pond. AQUA-FEED™ was added to fish feed. The water was also treated with BCP54™ (for greater clarity) and AEROBOOSTER-O2 (for increased oxygen). The end result was overall fish production weighing in at 15,143 kilos (33,385 lbs), 42% more than the farm’s typical production of 10,600 kilos (23,369 lbs) in a 10,000 square meter (2.5 acres) pond. An added benefit was that weight gain was very consistent among the fish—no medication required.
“Real-life trials demonstrate that AQUA-FEED™ is an easy and natural way for aquaculture farmers to promote the health and overall productivity of their species. By simply adding a free-flowing powder to fish feed, farmers can give their fish and shrimp a power-packed boost of nutrients, beneficial bacteria, and other supplements to promote a healthier species,” the company said.
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