Larvae and Post-Larvae Shrimp Feeding

By means of adapted feed formulation and composition, BernAqua offers a unique shrimp feeding regime, which covers specific nutritional needs at each growth stage. Therefore, it matters to choose a feed that maintains the palatability at a high level, regardless environmental changes. It is also crucial to select a diet with an energy level perfectly adapted to the growth potential in the various stages of production.

BernAqua’s research has taken shrimp feeding to the next level by developing performance driven feeds, designed to provide optimal nutrition for larval and post-larval stages.

BernAqua’s shrimp feeding regime has proven in tests to be the perfect match even for the most demanding fish species. Our feeds have demonstrated an outstanding performance receiving excellent feedback from our customers.

Waterconditioning

Aquatic organisms need optimal water conditions as they minimize the risk of deficiencies and ensure the healthy growth of shrimp increasing their survival rate. The bacterial control is therefore a key to avoid some pathogens and toxic agents, which can harm the production performance.

Bactosafe

 

Bactosafe
  • Best control of bad and excessive bacterial communities
  • Healthy environment for fish and shrimp and better survival rates
  • Improved water quality in the tanks
  • 1 year of shelf life

Especially recommended for:

All shrimp species

Microalgae

The use of microalgae as source of vegetable protein in the first stages of shrimp is a key to reach good quality PL. It can be perfectly combined with the other types of diets. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that microalgae play an important role in the maintenance of quality water.

Spirulina

 

Spirulina
  • Rich in proteins with 100% of spirulina
  • Convenient for the first life stages (small sizes <125µm)
  • Ready-to-use dry algae, saving time and optimizing labor tasks

Especially recommended for:

All larval stages of crustaceans

Artemia

The use of Artemia remains the most important live feed in shrimp hatcheries. The benefits of live prey for larval and post-larval stages guarantee high levels of proteins with an excellent digestibility.

Artemia Cysts

 

Artemia Cysts
  • High eclosion rate
  • High efficiency ensuring the best NPG/CPG ratio
  • Cost reduction and time saving with no decapsulation required

Especially recommended for:

All crustacean species

Vitellus

 

Vitellus
  • Quality artemia replacement elaborated from artemia cysts
  • Preventing bacteria contamination and lowering risk of carrying diseases
  • Optimized work and space with no decapsulation or eclosion required

Especially recommended for:

All crustacean species

Liquid Diet

Liquid feed is easy-to-use, ideal for preserving optimal tank conditions and significantly reducing pollution. Liquid diet can be therefore perfectly combined with dry feeds ensuring the best results in the rearing tank. Furthermore, thanks to their high digestibility, liquid diets are easily assimilated by Zoea and Mysis stages.

Royal Pepper Protein

 

Royal Pepper Protein
  • Liquid feed mitigating water pollution and ensuring a better environment
  • High assimilation and digestibility, ideal for Zoea and Mysis
  • Easy to use guaranteeing a correct feed distribution

Especially recommended for:

All crustacean species

Larval and post-larval diet

Live feed provided at an early larval stage is a necessity, as larvae’s digestive system is still in development. Artificial diets are the best solution to go to a complete regime based on quality nutritional formulations and thus, progressively switch from live feeds.

Thanks to some recent advances in shrimp feeding regimes, hatcheries can grow their shrimp on larval diets and achieve great results. Shrimp growth in the externals ponds is mainly related to the quality of the early-stage nutrition. 

Royal Caviar Nature

 

Royal Caviar Nature
  • Can be used in organic productions under (EC) 834/2007 and (EC) 889/2008 regulations
  • Water stable particles with an outstanding digestibility
  • Minimizing the use of live feed
  • Various sizes available, matching different life stages of shrimps

Especially recommended for:

All organically cultured crustaceans species

Royal Caviar

 

Royal Caviar
  • Water stable particles with an outstanding digestibility
  • High quality ingredients ensuring healthy larvae development and higher survival rates
  • Minimizing the use of live feed
  • Various sizes available, matching different life stages of shrimps

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

Biospheres

 

BioSpheres
  • 3 different formulas exclusively and independently created to cover nutritional needs of each life stage
  • Complete range of sizes to be used from Zoea to PL life stages
  • Correct particle sizes to feed different life stages

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

Royal Seafood

 

Royal Seafood
  • Crumble feed with the best growth and survival rates
  • Highly palatable and rich in proteins, fulfilling nutritional needs of shrimps
  • Maintaining a perfect water quality

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

Nursery Diet

The nursery stage it is an important moment in shrimps’ life as they are being prepared to transit from hatchery to the fattening phase. Furthermore, at this moment, other factors come into play such as quarantine, biosecurity control or acclimation… Therefore the nursery diets need to demonstrate high water stability and a great protein digestibility. By providing quality nutrition in that phase, our customers achieve a cost-efficient production of strong post-larvae in a shorter period of time and without any negative impact on the water quality.

MeM Nature

 

MeM Nature Organic Feed
  • To be used in organic production
  • Nutritionally complete, micro cold-extruded product not denaturing essential nutrients with a high level of protein for super intensive culture conditions
  • Retains its palatability and nutritional quality in water for more than 12 hours
  • Does not contain harmful chemical binders

Especially recommended for:

All organically cultured crustaceans species

MeM

 

MeM - Micro Extruded Marumized Feed
  • Nutritionally complete for super intensive culture conditions
  • Full water stability of soluble and insoluble nutrients in the feed
  • Tiny particle size facilitating catching the feed by shrimps

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

MPeX

 

MPex - MicroParticulated Extruded Diet
  • Crumble feed ensuring better digestibility of ingredients
  • The best growth and survival rates through the whole growth period
  • Various particle sizes to feed different life stages (from Zoea to PL)
  • High palatability

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

WeaN

 

Wean - Micro-extruded feed
  • Better digestibility of ingredients
  • High stability in the water, reducing leaching
  • Homogeneous access to the shrimp juveniles population with a special size pallet of 0,8, 1,3 and 1,7 mm
  • Direct action on the pathogens and an improved resistance of the juveniles

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

Broodstock

One of the most important challenges in the larval culture is to guarantee an excellent quality of Nauplius. Our Broodstock diet offers a good nutritional balance as it is specifically formulated to meet the known dietary needs of shrimp at this stage. It ensures the physiological strength of shrimps enabling them to produce gonads, get good spawns and produce Nauplius with excellent condition and shape. Furthermore, BernAqua’s Broodstock diet is highly palatable.

Royal Oyster

 

Royal Oyster
  • Improving females’ conditions and speeding up their recovery after each spawn
  • Enhancing nauplii quality and pigmentation
  • Avoiding artificial binders and reducing leaching/nutrient loss in water

Especially recommended for:

All crustaceans species

QUESTIONS ABOUT SHRIMP FEEDING REGIME?

BernAqua experts will provide you with guidance for appropriate nutrition and feeding strategies and gladly help to optimize your feeding protocols. Contact them today and ask for advice.

Aquaculture Expert, Filipe Pereira

FILIPE PEREIRA

European Market

Aquaculture Expert, Daniel Arana

DANIEL ARANA

Product Manager / Latin American Market

Hubert Crieloue, BernAqua aquaculture expert

HUBERT CRIELOUE

Asian Market