Feed for Aquaculture
Fish & Prawn, like any other animal, require nutrients to remain healthy and active. Feed is one of the major inputs in aquaculture & the success of aqua farming depends primarily on the provision of adequate quantity of nutritionally balanced feed in form.
The traditional feed used in the composite aqua culture comprises of rice bran and groundnut or soybean oil cake in equal proportions.
The shortcoming of such feeds in terms of quality becomes obvious when plankton availability in pond is insufficient. Moreover, such feeds lacks desired levels of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins & minerals.