20 frequent issues in shrimp farming

20 frequent issues in shrimp farming

There are several common problems you encounter in aquaculture where you want to find out the possible solutions. 

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Problem 1: Acidic soil and low water pH (under 4) cause serious problems in aquaculture. Watch the above video.

Problem 2: Benthic or filamentous algae during water preparation. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 3: Turbid water prevents a healthy phytoplankton bloom and blocks the shrimps’ gills. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 4: An unstable bloom may indicate problems with alkalinity, pH and/or nutrient levels. Watch the above video.

Problem 5: Over-blooms will create problems with oxygen levels, black gill and H2S. Watch the above video.

Problem 6: A water color change indicates the plankton is starting to die, or the species is changing. Watch the above video.

Problem 7: A low pH limits plankton growth, and makes hydrogen sulfide more toxic. Watch the above video.

Problem 8: Black sludge indicates anoxic bacteria that produce toxic hydrogen sulfide gas. Watch the above video.

Problem 9: Bad odor can indicate a problem with hydrogen sulfide or VFAs. Watch the above video.

Problem 10: The level of toxicity of ammonia rises with temperature and pH. Watch the above video.

Problem 11: Nitrite becomes more toxic in a pond with low salinity. Watch the above video.

Problem 12: A drop in feed consumption means longer culture time and potentially lost profits. Watch the above video.

Problem 13: Pink shell or gill indicates stress. Something is wrong in the pond environment. Watch the above video.

Problem 14: White muscle is abnormal. It indicates stress or disease. Watch the above video.

Problem 15: White fecal strings indicate a bacterial or parasite infection. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 16: Loose Shell Syndrome (or LSS) is a slow killer of shrimp, hurting farmers’ profits. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 17: Sometimes a crop suddenly dies – without ever showing any sign of disease. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 18: It is common for a crop in a poorly managed pond to experience illness during the first month. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 19: A failed molting means death for the shrimp. Watch the above video on what to do.

Problem 20: An algae over-bloom means plankton can easily crash and drop oxygen levels. Watch the above video on what to do.