The attention on shrimp Breeder was raised at the beginning

Selecting appropriate and quality food is an extremely important job, contributing to helping shrimp develop smoothly. According to perennial shrimp farmers, shrimp feed is mainly divided into:

 Natural food:
The food is available in the pond, including plankton (animal and phytoplankton), microorganisms, organic residue, plants, … living in the water. Usually, one of the main purposes of creating water color for a few days before stocking shrimp is to create a natural food source for farmed shrimp. In addition, many farmers also use biological products in aquaculture to supplement the beneficial microbiological cells provided to the digestive system of shrimp.
 Homemade food:
Includes available materials such as snails, trash fish, fish meal, agricultural by-products, etc., which are screened by farmers to be processed into shrimp feed.
 Industrial food:
Currently on the market there are many, provided by many manufacturers.

In the three types of food mentioned above, experts recommend that farmers should use industrial feed completely for newly released shrimp. Cause because:

– Firstly, although water coloring will provide a natural food source for farmed shrimps, it is difficult to stabilize water colors in the early stages, so low natural food sources are not enough to provide for shrimp;

– Secondly, home-made foods, especially when used in fresh form, can cause environmental pollution, the protein level is not enough to make it difficult to adjust the dose, leading to excess or lack of food. Many experts recommend that farmers when shrimps are still in the new phase should not use crustaceans, chopped fish to mix food to stimulate shrimp to catch, because this can be the cause of disease transmission to shrimp;

Comply with the feeding rules

Proper feeding is extremely important for newly released shrimp, which is the general rule of:
 Breeding stage:
– For new shrimp stocked from 7-10 days, it is best to feed shrimp in the form of fine powder. When feeding, need to turn off the fan and mix the food with water and then throw it into the pond, so feed the shrimp 2-4m away from the shore.

– For shrimp rearing after 10 days, shrimp should be fed small granular feed for shrimp to get acquainted with and easily check for excess feed. The food is placed in the sieve and placed in a 12-15cm fan, every 1.600-2000 m2 placed a sieve, not placed in the corner of the pond.

– For shrimp reared after 15 days, besides normal food, farmers can add vitamins, minerals, and microbial products according to the manufacturer’s instructions to enhance resistance and ability. live for shrimp.
 Dosage of food:
– For tiger prawns, the first day after stocking, feed at a dose of 1.2-1.5 kg / 100,000 breeds, every 2 days, increase from 0.2 to 0.3 kg / 100,000 breeds;

– For vannamei, the first day is 2.8-3 kg / 100,000 seed. In the first 10 days, each day increased by 0.4 kg / 100,000 breeds. In the next 10 days, each day increased by 0.5 kg / 100,000 breeds;

 Feeding density:

Newly stocked shrimps can be fed from 5-6 meals / day, when shrimp are 30 days old, feed shrimp 4 meals / day for better feeding and digestion. Farmers should note, the feed dose can be equivalent or adjusted depending on the pond conditions, environmental factors: water quality, weather, pH, …


The new shrimp crop has arrived, many farmers have started releasing shrimp. Hopefully, through this article, farmers will have more knowledge for feeding newly released shrimp. Wishing you good harvest!

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