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Immunostimulants found to improve vannamei shrimp yield

A researcher in Indonesia found yields were improved by 350%.

An Indonesian lecturer found shrimp treated with immunostimulant in a farm showed higher survival rates than without immunostimulant, reports QS Wow News.

The yield obtained via the immunostimulant is about 3.5 times more than one without any stimulant.

Gunanti Mahasri, a lecturer and researcher on fish and shellfish health in the Department of Fish Health Management and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine at Universitas Airlanggahas, also proved that the use of immunostimulant in a shrimp pond can significantly improve harvesting time. 

Normally, vannamei shrimp can be harvested after three months, but the use of immunostimulant can expedite harvesting by half a month.


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