Organic Probiotic Solutions For Aquaculture & Fish Farming

Staying competitive while ensuring the quality will become a bigger challenge as aquaculture comes into its own as a vital contributor to the global economy. We are your game changers. Our range of probiotics for fish in aquaculture solutions are an intricate interplay of microbes and enzymes that enhance water and soil quality and boost the health and growth rate of aquatic animals. Our solutions can be applied to the farming of shrimp, shellfish, fish and aquatic plants. Our designed-for-application formulation inhibits algal bloom and facilitates the rapid degradation of ammonia and other organic waste. With Organica Biotech and a little help from nature, you can effectively manage farmed species and conserve wild stock.
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SOLUTIONS FOR AQUACULTURE

Soil & Water Probiotic for aquaculture specially created for Penaeus monodon

Soil & Water Probiotic for aquaculture specially created for Vanammei

Soil & Water Probiotic specially created for Fish and Shrimp Hatchery

Specialised Feed/Gut probiotic for Aquaculture

Soil & Water Probiotic for Fish farming

Microbial formulation for Biofloc fish farming

Aquaculture today one of the chief contributors
to global food production. Statistics also suggest aquaculture to be the highest growing sector than other food production systems. To be at par with the demand, aquaculture production practices have intensified over the year. The utilization of antibiotics
to boost up the production has proved to be a major concern as around 70-80% antibiotics used for this purpose are for humans. This not only leads to the deterioration of the water bodies but also creates an imbalance in the gut microbiota which in
turn reduces the natural immunity of the bred fish. This will end up as a potential risk to the health of consumers.

Probiotics are living microbial cells that help inprove the natural immunity level as well as positively impacts fish growth and reproduction.

Probiotics in aquaculture can eradicate the dependence on antibiotics focusing more on maintaining and improving the quality of the rearing environment and protecting the fishes from biological hazards. The use of probiotics that can drive sustainable
aquaculture practices.

Probiotics in aquaculture facilitate the production of enzymes for better
digestion and also modulates the immune system to fight the pathogenic bacteria. It colonizes the gut inhibiting the colonization of pathogenic bacteria. The probiotic organisms consume all the necessary nutrients leaving nothing for the pathogens
to live on.

It is also necessary to use appropriate probiotics for fish in aquaculture depending on the fish species and size. A probiotic can be added alone or in a combination for a particular species.

The advantages of probiotics for fish in aquaculture prove them to be the right alternative to the use of antibiotics and chemicals. We at Organica Biotech are your game changers and our range of probiotics are an intricate interplay of microbes and enzymes
that enhance the rearing conditions and also boost the health and growth rate. Our solutions can be applied to the farming of shrimp, shellfish, fish and aquatic plants. Our designed-for-application formulation inhibits algal bloom and facilitates the rapid degradation of ammonia and other organic waste.

Our Range of Aquaculture Products include:

  • BioClean® Aqua: BioClean® Aqua bioremediates the pond of tiger shrimps by accelerating the decomposition of organic compounds preventing the accumulation of ammonia and hydrogen sulphide.
  • BioClean® Aqua Plus: Penaeus vannamei are stocked and cultured in very high densities in ponds and tanks. BioClean Aqua Plus acts as a boost to their increasing densities by creating a sustainable environment and preventing the spread
    of pathogenic bacteria.
  • BioClean® Aqua Hatchery: This is one of the most important probiotics in aquaculture as it maintains the right environment for the cultivation of shrimps at nauplii, zooea and mysis stages. It prevents odour emanation & larval
    toxicity.
  • Biogut Aqua: It is a probiotic in aquaculture contains friendly microbes promoting rapid digestion of food in aquatic animals. It also increases immunity.
  • BioClean® Aqua Fish: BioClean® Aqua Fish reduces the dissolved level of nitrates and phosphates, improving the quality of the water in the fish ponds which in return will boost the fish size and promote healthy gills.
  • Bioflok: Bioflok is helpful in enhanced floc formation within 3-4 days. It leads to increased body weight of fish and shrimp and also maintaining the water quality.

Our range of Probiotics in aquaculture is certified antibiotic-free by the Coastal Aquaculture Authority -India.

Probiotics for fish in aquaculture

Probiotics for fish in aquaculture are the group of beneficial microorganisms that positively contribute to the immunity and productivity of aquatic organisms. It improves gut microbial balance of aquatic organisms and provide wide spectrum of benefits. Probiotics for fish may also act as natural biological soil and water conditioners (Depending upon their enzymatic machinery) and help in cleaning the waters in which fish reside.. The various species of microorganisms used as probiotics in aquaculture are Bacillus sp., Lactobacillus sp., Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus sp., Saccharomyces etc.

Role of probiotics in aquaculture

Probiotics in aquaculture are a group of bacteria that benefit aquatic organisms by improving the gut microflora of aquatic organisms by replacing harmful microbes with healthy beneficial bacteria that colonise in the gut. They form a natural symbiotic relationship with their host. Probiotics are provided as aquatic feed that can act as source of nutrients as well as enzymes that can help in better digestion of food. Probiotics for fish improve the immune system of aquatic organisms by activating non-specific immune system boosting the defence against many diseases.

Probiotics for fish compete with the pathogens in the host gut limiting their access to food and colonization. They also secrete antibiotics and other antibacterial metabolites that help in reducing pathogen population which helps in protecting the host organisms from various infectious diseases. Probiotics for fish secrete various useful enzymes such as amylases, proteases, lipases that help in improving digestion and nutrient uptake of host organism.

Role of probiotics for fish in Biofloc formation

Probiotics in aquaculture are known for their wide variety of benefits like enhancing immunity of host organism, improving their digestive capabilities, improving gut flora of host organism and eliminating disease casing pathogens. Biofloc technology utilises bacteria for the the two aspects of improving water quality and as a source of feed by aquatic organisms.

Beneficial bacteria and their role in treating water in aquaculture

Apart from enhancing health and quality of aquatic organisms, probiotics for fish also improve water quality in aquaculture systems. During the course of fish growth, there is rise in concentration of nitrogen, organic matter and other nutrients in the tank. Probiotics for fish consume the organic material and with added carbon rich nutrients, they help maintain the C: N ratio and reduces the nitrogen concentration. Maintenance of nutrient concentration below a threshold limit helps in preventing harmful algal growth inside the tank. These probiotic microbes form bioflocs inside the tank and entrap suspended solid organic material, thus reducing the water turbidity and keeping the water tank clean. Penetration of sunlight through the waters also helps in keeping the pathogen load in the waters in check.

Care for fish and shrimp hatchies using probiotics

Fish or shrimps spend the larval phase of their life in hatcheries which is most critical phase of their growth cycle. The larvae have under developed digestive system and gut microflora, they lack fully functional immune system and osmotic system. In these conditions, it becomes very difficult to cope with any kind of physical, chemical or environmental stress. Use of probiotics for fish hatcheries help the larval stages to tackle such stress conditions by improving immune response, maintaining water quality, reducing disease causing pathogens from the system.

Reduction of disease prevalence by probiotics in aquaculture

Probiotics for fish secrete specific antibacterial metabolites against pathogens reducing their population by natural competition. The probiotics compete for food and their adhesion to intestinal wall disallow pathogens to get a nutrient supply or colonization in the gut of host. An enhanced immunity always helps in handling the disease causing pathogens, probiotics stimulates the innate immunity of the aquatic organisms eliciting an immediate response to any kind of disease.

Ensuring a better FCR ratio with probiotics in aquaculture

Probiotics for fish colonize the intestinal gut of aquatic organisms and secrete several beneficial enzymes like amylases, proteases and lipases. These enzymes improve the digesting capacity of host organism. These enzymes helps in efficient breakdown of feed and better retention of nutrients in host organism ensuring better feed conversion ratio. This is in turn improves immunity, productivity and therefore profits.Probiotics for fish have a multi faceted impact on the economics of aquaculture.

How probiotics for fish help hatcheries in coping with high seeding densities

In most of the aquaculture systems, hatcheries apply high density seeding to obtain high output. This high density seeding induces stress in larvae and fishlings. Such stressful conditions can lead to various psychological and behavioral changes in aquatic animals, feed utilization, hormonal changes and immunosuppression. Use of probiotics in aquaculture as food supplement helps fish to cope up with such stress conditions and enhances its immune system preventing disease and reducing mortalities in the hatchery.

Biofloc technology

Biofloc technology is an environment friendly method of aquaculture where aquatic organisms are grown in an enclosed system with enough supply of nutrients and oxygen. This technology is highly dependent on microorganisms for maintenance of water quality by utilizing nitrogen produced during fish culture and formation of microbial flocs that can be used as protein feed by fish and shrimps. It is environmentally sustainable technology as it prevents the discharge of water containing excessive nutrients or pathogens into natural water body.

Importance of biofloc technology from an economic perspective

Biofloc technology allows the reuse of water as water quality in the tank is maintained by bacterial flocs utilizing the available nitrogen to grow and reproduce and form flocs. This bears a huge economic benefit as water usage is a costly affair. Rearing of aquatic organisms with biofloc technology results in improved size and weight of the aquatic organisms giving high returns for the products. Thirdly, prevention of disease prevents high losses due to deaths or ill grown aquatic organisms. It also reduces requirement of antibiotics thereby increasing savings. It is reported at approximately 25 to 30% of the fish feed can be bioflocs formed in the tanks that reduces the need for supply of fish feed as well.

Importance of biofloc technology from an environmental perspective

Biofloc technology offers solution to environmental concerns caused by aquaculture. The microorganisms in the enclosed system consume nitrogen accumulated in the tank along the carbon source added to the system in order to grow and replicate. This allows reuse of water from the tank and eliminates the water exchange in order to balance nitrogen levels of the tank. The reuse of water in this technology reduces load on fresh water and wastage of large volume of water due to water exchange. The water exchange in traditional aquaculture leads to discharge of high concentration of nitrogen in water bodies leading to eutrophication. Not just this, the reduced usage of antibiotics reduces the pollution levels contributed by these chemicals to our water resources as well.

Microbes prevent algal blooms in BFT systems

The basic requirements for growth of algae are sunlight, nitrogen and phosphorus as nutrient source. In an aquaculture system the used water is released into rivers, pond, lakes and other water bodies. This adds the organic matter, nutrient concentration and pathogens to these water bodies making ideal conditions for algal growth leading to severe eutrophication. The Biofloc technology allows reuse of water and minimum water discharge. Thus, limiting the introduction of nutrients to natural water bodies prevents algal blooms in these water bodies. Probiotics in aquaculture used in biofloc technology therefore can have a lasting impact in preventing algal blooms.

FAQ

What is the importance of probiotics in aquaculture.

 Aqua probiotis are beneficial bacteria that are commonly added to aquaculture systems in order to help support health, performance and growth. They degrade the organic matter in the fish pond to improve the environment of aquaculture systems thereby reducing the toxicity levels in the ponds. This helps in healthy growth of the fish and shrimps.

What is FCR ratio?

 Feed conversion ratio (FCR) is calculated from the number of kilograms of feed used to produce one kilogram of fish. The average FCR for farmed fish is close to 1:1. Choosing right type of the probiotic for fish farming contributes in enhanced FCR at greater extent. You can check our Aquafish
probiotics for fish farming, Bioclean Aqua or tiger shrimp farming, Bioclean Aqua plus for vennamei shrimp farming Bioflok
for Bioflok systems.

How to maintain the gut health of the fish?

Use of probiotic is the best way to maintain the gut health of the fish and stay away from diseases like
white gut disease. It helps in maintaining the microfauna balance in the intestine of shrimps and fish. Certain conditions like external stress, antibiotic treatment, high stocking density, low DO levels etc, adversely affect the microbes present in the intestinal niche. This in turn reduces the beneficial, health-promoting bacteria. You can check out BioGut Aqua
which ameliorates the overall health of shrimps and fish and induces proper molting cycle in fish and shrimps.

How to prevent increase in ammonia levels?

Ammonia is a naturally occurring chemical in your fish farming pond created by the breakdown of waste/sludge i.e. fish food and excrement and plants. It can be treated by using right type of probiotics which consists of beneficial bacteria that breakdowns the ammonia through the process of nitrogen cycle. Bioclean Aqua fish
 is one such probiotic which can be used to lower the ammonia levels and in the fish farming ponds.

What is the use of probiotics in aquaculture?

Probiotics are living microbial cells. They were initially used for disease control. Use of probioticss
in aquaculture has now extended to improving fish growth and reproduction through addition to the body of water or feed. Probiotics function by acting as nutrient sources, providing enzymes for better digestion, modulating the immune system of fish and increasing the immune response against pathogenic bacteria.
Feeding  adequate amounts of microbes to the aquatics animals modify their gut microflora and replace harmful microbes with beneficial ones. This improves the health and growth of the fish.

Is it safe to use probiotics for fish?

Probiotics have the potential to improve immune status as well as performance of farmed fish. Most of these probiotics
for fish are isolated from nature. Hence are completely safe and free of pathogenecity. While selecting probiotics for fish, it is recommended to always check for the GRAS certification.

How can we use probiotics for fish farming?

Fish Probiotics contain one or more live microorganisms, which have been introduced to improve the cultivation of aquatic organisms. Probiotics
for fish can be used as a food additive added directly to the culture tank or mixed with food. These are often dosed in specific time intervals to ensure the required population of good bacteria in aqua ponds or tanks.