News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

algaecide

Responsibility

Removing cyanobacteria and associated toxins in aquaculture ponds

Results of this study demonstrated that a commercial, granular, SCP-based algaecide corresponding to 2.5 mg/L H2O2 can be recommended as an eco-friendly strategy to effectively remove populations of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix sp. without compromising water quality or other plankton communities.  

Health & Welfare

The oft-overlooked water quality parameter: pH

Attention to pH, a numeric scale used to specify the acid or alkaline condition of an aqueous solution, is very important. Reducing biomass and feeding rates together with phytoplankton control and liming can often keep pH at desirable values.