Biofixit Pond Clean (II)
There are a number of problems associated with the aquaculture of prawns. Prawn farming is an intensive process and consequently great care is required to produce good quality prawns in high yield. Some of the problems in prawn farms are:-
- Poor water quality
- Reduction in dissolved oxygen
- Excessive sludge buildup
- Poor feed conversion ratio (FCR)
- High mortality
- Longer growth cycles
- Pond preparation
- Disposal of septic sludge
During cultivation, the prawns produce large quantities of excreta. In addition, a large quantity of food remains unconsumed. As this organic material degrades it releases ammonia and sulphides into the water. Ammonia is quite toxic to prawns and if allowed to accumulate it can result in a total kill. The sulphides are released from the anaerobic degradation of the bottom sludge and they remove the dissolved oxygen in the water which is essential for the prawns to breathe. As ammonia and sulphides increase in the water it results in increased stress on the prawns. Under these conditions the prawns are more prone to disease, higher mortality and yields are reduced.
What is Biofixit Pond Clean (II)?
EIL Pond Clean II is primarily used to treat the water column.EIL Pond Clean II contains a carefully selected blend of natural micro-organisms that have the ability to efficiently degrade organic matter. This method of biological control helps to re-establish a natural ecological balance in the pond by naturally degrading the increasing quantities of waste being produced as the prawns mature.
The production of better water quality results in healthier prawns and leads to better FCR, lower mortality, shorter growth cycles and faster pond preparation.