Shrimp Farming

Shrimp Farming

SoftAcid can be used to reduce the presence of vibrio bacteria in shrimp farming.

A new solution to handle vibrio challenges in shrimp

In many countries, shrimp aquaculture production is depressed by disease, particularly caused by vibrio bacteria. Standard organic acids can be used to reduce the vibrio bacteria population, but can simultaneously create a too acidic environment for the shrimp.

Water treatment (Ozone, UV, filtering) is another way of approaching the problem, but will normally be expensive. Trials with SoftAcid Aqua Deca as a new alternative have been performed with good results; Improved feed conversion ratio, increased survival of the shrimp in addition to reduced corrosion on equipment and safer handling.


  • SoftAcid Aqua Deca


  • Bactericidal effect
  • Improved feed conversion ratio
  • Increased survival rate
  • Reduced corrosion on concrete and carbon steel
  • Reduced odour/evaporation of acids, hence an improved working environment
  • Reduced handling risks and costs

Table 1 Results feeding study

Parameter CONTROL 6 KG/T SoftAcid Aqua Deca
Total biomass (Kg/Ha) 517 788
Density (1000X Shrimp /Ha)  8.8  9.9
Conversion Index  3.66 2.98
% Survival rate  35.9 54.98
Feed cost (Dollar/ Kg or shrimp produced)  5.12 4.17