What lies beneath? With limited tools to see what is in our water, the microbiome is hard to measure while its management is vital to consistent success.
This poses constant challenges which should spook us into action, a healthy microbiome resists pathogenic factors and promotes growth and survival.
Plankton are free-living microscopic organisms that drift in water columns. They are classified into two groups: phytoplankton and zooplankton. Phytoplankton are a group of plankton that can produce their own food from inorganic compounds such as ammonia and carbon dioxide. Zooplankton are plankton groups that get their nutrition from organic compounds such as organic carbon and leftover feed. In shrimp farming, we usually report phytoplankton daily with four different classifications.
Then, is plankton a trick or treat for your shrimp farm? Read the full article written by Gabrian Suryaputra (Researcher at RnD Department of DELOS) on THE CRUST Magazine Issue #13