Shrimp diseases outbreaks started in 1990. The spread of disease in shrimp aquaculture has caused impacts on a scale rivalling that of many of the major diseases of livestock. Successive crop failures have led to the abandonment of affected ponds and shifting to other business. One of the major problems in shrimp industry is the attack of different viruses that kills them in all stages of growth.
But when the Philippine Atovi Technology was introduced to farmers and shrimp operators by applying it to ponds and mixed with their feeds, shrimps are very resistant to all kinds of viral diseases, bacteria and parasites. The technology is proven to solve problems like yellow head disease, white spot syndrome virus, taura syndrome virus, gill-associated virus, and many others.
DOSAGE FOR FEEDS:
Mix 1 tablespoon of Atovi powder (10 grams Atovi) to 4 liters of water. Use cotton cloth to filter. The filtrates may be safely fed to them. After straining the mixture, transfer it to a hand sprayer and apply to commercial feeds or any other form of meal before feeding. Do this regularly before feeding time to boost their immune system and help them grow fast.
DOSAGE FOR WATER IN FISH POND:
For every hectare of fishpond, apply 1 kilo of Atovi powder. Procedure: Mix 1 kilo Atovi to a drum of water (160-200 liters), and apply to the whole of fishpond. Apply Atovi weekly at least for the first two months of culture to be assured of good quality of water, maintenance of “dissolved oxygen” and to make sure that water is free from pollution, toxins, chemicals, bacteria, hydrogen sulfide and other problems. Besides, Atovi helps in the proliferation of algae in the fishpond, which serves as natural food for them. It is best to start applying Atovi during pond preparation before stocking.
Note: Sea water cannot be applied with Atovi. The feeds or meal given to them can be applied with the technology.