Carbon-nitrogen ratios in pond fertilization and biofloc systems

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Correct amount of carbohydrates an important management consideration Efficient biofloc aquaculture systems require continuous additions of carbohydrates to maintain a high rate of biofloc formation and adequately support cultured animals. Note shrimp postlarvae and dense biofloc particles. Photo by Fernando Huerta. The ratio of carbon to nitrogen (C/N ratio) has been used to assess the status…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA