Season change and how to cope with this challenging period

Aquasoja has a range of functional feeds to support fish nutritionally when the water temperature increases with the change of seasons.

Season change and how to cope with this challenging period
May 6, 2020

Spring brings sunny days back after stormy winter. The rise of temperature makes nature bloom, but what is the consequence of this in fish? Whether it's ponds, raceways or offshore cages, all these open farming systems must cope with these natural events. Marine fish such as seabream or seabass usually leave winter season in a very bad condition, a consequence either of extremely low temperatures (seabream), low intake or even sexual maturation.

In order to resume feeding and growth and recovering condition as quickly as possible, some nutritional support is necessary, especially because fish in bad condition are a good target for opportunistic pathogens (bacteria or parasites). A good practice would be a prophylactic approach to avoid extreme therapeutic measures. But what would be the target?

Recovering condition is critical, so good quality and palatable feeds are important, with a special focus on hepatic function in seabream. Is it enough? Aquasoja does not think so. Especially in small fish, more sensitive to parasite burden, a nutraceutical strategy is strongly recommended.

It is scientifically proven that synergic blends of some vegetable essential oils together with prebiotics and organic acids will prevent ectoparasites from adhering to branchial tissue and improve gut microbiota. The gut is an organ of critical importance in immune response as the largest tissue in contact with external media. Healthy intestinal mucosa with a predominance of “good” bacteria over pathogenic bacteria is ultimately a consequence of the proper usage of nutraceuticals.

Aquasoja has a range of products to boost fish defenses and decrease the risk of diseases. YGEIA Plus range of products with YGEIA DERMA and ATIVIA are now available in the market.