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

potassium diformate

Aquafeeds

Testing dietary potassium diformate in Pacific white shrimp

Research from experimental trials demonstrate that dietary potassium diformate improves survival, growth and productivity in Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), including in the presence of the Gram-negative, pathogenic bacterium V. harveyi. 

Aquafeeds

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 

Health & Welfare

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. 

Health & Welfare

Potassium diformate does not affect shrimp growth, survival

An eight-week growth trial evaluated the effects of potassium diformate on the growth performance and digestibility of Pacific white shrimp. Weight gain was not significantly affected by different levels of PDF in diets, and survival was high for all treatments.