This study estimated the heritability of ammonia tolerance in Pacific white juveniles. Results suggest that rapid genetic gains could be obtained.
Prof. Boyd on how to measure salinity in aquaculture, examining electrical conductivity (specific conductance), density, chlorinity and refractive index.
Prof. Boyd discusses the various definitions of salinity as an environmental factor of importance which, in aquaculture settings, can be easily measured.
Study illustrates the range of salinity options for shrimp production in commercial-scale biofloc systems and found no significant differences in any shrimp production metric.
Proper monitoring of water quality in aquaculture production systems is critical to enable appropriate and timely management decisions. It requires reliable equipment, trained technicians that follow instructions and apply quality control measures, proper reagents and calibrated equipment, and appropriately collected
A few anions and cations, and un-dissociated silicic acid represent the largest fraction of dissolved inorganic solids in water. The total concentration of ions is called the salinity. The total dissolved-solids concentration usually is roughly equal to salinity in freshwater.
An important criterion when studying biofilters is the conversion rate of total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) to nitrate-nitrogen in production water. Although nitrification rates have been based on media surface areas, they do not always reflect the actual nitrification achieved. Volumetric
The creation and application of reference tables for acceptable concentration ranges of physical and chemical water quality variables for culture organisms would be challenging due to the differing tolerances found among the many farmed species.
In a survey of Vibrio concentrations in white shrimp postlarvae at two inland farms, hatchery postlarvae were acclimated in water with salinity reduced from 30 and 5 ppt to 2 ppt at the farms. One farm stocked postlarvae in nursery