Chlorine Dioxide (Clo2) for Shrimp Culture
Control of water quality is the key factor for a successful culture of aquatic animals like fish, prawn and shrimp. An open water system with sufficient good water quality may ensure successful aquaculture. However, if proper quality or sufficient quantity of water is not available, purification of water by eliminating polluting substances including toxic metabolites and growth inhibiting substances which originate mainly form fish or shrimp excretion and excessive feed is necessary. Under this lower water quality conditions there are chances for occurrence of mortalities by diseases due to viral, bacterial, protozoa, fungal pathogens. High populations of aquatic animals can be kept healthy under successful semi-closed and closed systems by maintaining proper sanitization. The increased demand in water quality and quantity in shrimp and fish culture has resulted in a growing interest in using water sanitizers and disinfectants. Chlorine dioxide is highly effective in controlling water borne pathogens. Chlorine dioxide is a broad spectrum micro biocide as effective as chlorine against viruses, bacteria & fungi.