Aquaculture pH regulator
The shrimp is an important aquatic species being cultured in India with a high marketable value and minimum challenges during culture. The quality of water is an important parameter which plays an important role in shrimp culture. The poor water quality is the leading cause of disease, stop feeding high FCR, retardation of growth, mortality, crop failure & economical losses. The maintenance of good water quality is essential for both survival and optimum growth of shrimps. The levels of metabolites in pond water that can have an adverse effect on growth are generally an order of magnitude lower than those tolerated by fishes/prawns/ shrimps for survival.
There are some parameters which are kept in mind to check water quality which is very important for shrimp culture. Dissolved oxygen, pH, Ammonia, Temperature, Alkalinity, Hardness Hydrogen sulfide Salinity & Turbidity are important parameters which are checked for shrimp culture.
The pH alkalinity and Hardness are having greater effect to growth and survivals of shrimp as well as shrimp culture pond environment.pH, Alkalinity and hardness are interrelated and can have profound effects on pond productivity, the level of stress and shrimp health, oxygen availability and the toxicity of ammonia as well as that of certain metals.
pH is one of the most critical chemical parameters for shrimp farming. It is measured as hydrogen ion concentration. The pH range for shrimp lie between 7.8-8.5. It is important to stabilize the pH level of the pond at a safe range because above from the level it can affect the metabolism and other physiological process of the body. There is various reason which can affect the water quality and increased in the level of pH
- 1. Acid sulphate soil
- 2. Rate of rainfall in pond areas.
- 3. Poorly buffered water.
- 4. Stocking density.
- 5. Rate of sludge formation in the pond bottom.
- 6. Presence of microorganism.
- 7. Existence of phytoplankton in pond water.
- 8. Rate of carbon dioxide production in pond water.
Sub-optimal pH has a number of adverse effects on shrimps. If pH changes significantly, it can make shrimp shocked, weakened and stop eating. In high or low pH extends for a long time, it will make shrimp grow slowly, stunting growth and susceptible to diseases. It can cause stress, less survivals, low production and leads to poor growth. All this can be managed by the use of “pH Gold” an effective pH regulator which helps in managing the pH level of the water and also remove harmful sludges from the pond bottom which increase pH. It is a unique formulation of copper sulphate, choline chloride with essential organic acids which maintains pH level and toxins in the pond.
Advantage of pH Gold:
1. Binds harmful toxins and mould that are present in water and feed.
2. Helps in controlling pathogenic bacteria.
3. Prevents outbreak of diseases.
4. Controls the pH level of water.
5. Improves renal function and purifies the blood.
6. Improve absorption of feed nutrients.
Dosage & Direction
Regular Treatment: 1Litre/Acre.
Medical Treatment: 2-3Litre/Acre.
Or, as directed by veterinarian consultants.