Shrimp nursery systems offer significant potential for compensatory growth after juveniles are transferred to ponds for final grow-out. Nursery feed selection and their management are critical components of shrimp nursery systems.
A technique based on checking the color of the shrimp intestine can complement the use of feed tables and trays, which are less effective at high temperatures, when no leftovers are found.
Production goals may call for specialized diets to meet market or other demands. An evaluation of feed management strategies can optimize culture conditions and maintain efficiency.
Based on thorough knowledge of the culture species, feed formulations must deliver protein and energy, and a balance of nutrients in a palatable form consumed with little waste.