Basem S Abdelaty
The Applicability of Activated Carbon, Natural Zeolites, and Probiotics (EM®) and Its Effects on Ammonia Removal Efficiency and Fry Performance of European Seabass Dicentrarchus labrax.
Author(s): Hadir A Aly, Mohamed M Abdel Rahim, Ayman M Lotfy, Basem S Abdelaty and Ghada M SallamHadir A Aly, Mohamed M Abdel Rahim, Ayman M Lotfy, Basem S Abdelaty and Ghada M Sallam
Ammonia is toxic to fish if allowed to accumulate and not-properly managed in fish production systems. Six treatments were studied to evaluate the effectiveness of applying three commercial Ammonia Removal Products (Activated Carbon, Natural Zeolite and Effective Micro-organisms (EM®)). These treatments are: (1) C, Control, (2) AC5, activated carbon at 5ppt, (3) AC10, activated carbon at 10 ppt, (4) Z5, Zeolite at 5 ppt, (5) Z10, zeolite at 10 ppt, and (6) EM400, EM at 400 ppm. European Seabass fry (240.74 mg/fish IW) were stocked into glass aquaria (50 litres each) at density of 20 fry/aquarium. Water exchange rate was 20% daily and the experiment continued for 35 days. Fish were fed on experimental diet contained 51.37% crude protein, three meals daily, and six days weekly. Data of water quality, survival and growth performance were recorded wee.. Read More»