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

Christian Lückstädt

Health & Welfare

Evaluando el diformato de potasio en alimento de tilapia

Un estudio realizado en Huila, Colombia, probó los efectos del aditivo de alimentos diformato de potasio sobre el desempeño de la tilapia juvenil. Los resultados mostraron un índice de productividad de peces mejorado, menor mortalidad y mejoras en el aumento 

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Testing dietary potassium diformate in tilapia feed

A study conducted in Huila, Colombia, tested the effects of the feed additive potassium diformate on the performance of juvenile tilapia. Results showed an enhanced fish productivity index, lower mortality and improvements in weight gain. 


Improving productivity, efficiency in Asian sea bass aquaculture

The effects of the dietary acidifier and feed additive potassium diformate (KDF) were tested in diets of juvenile Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) in Thailand. Results show that including KDF at 0.5 percent in the diets can help improve growth, survival 

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Dietary acidification in aquaculture

Much of the chemical breakdown of foodstuffs begins in the stomachs of animals through acidification. Effective use of digestive biology is a goal in aquaculture, so dietary acidifiers have been gaining interest in recent years. 

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Review: Use of organic acids, salts in fish diets

Published information on the effects of including organic acids and their salts at low concentrations in aquafeeds varies according to fish species and age, as well as the types and levels of organic acids and salts used.