Divon Pharma provide Nutritional and health solutions for a profitable and sustainable aquaculture from gut health to mineral absorption, our nutritional technologies help aqua producers overcome challenges to support fish health and profitability.

Performance in aquaculture production

Various stress factors, such as high stocking densities and unfavorable environmental conditions can pose major challenges to fish and shrimp production in terms of performance and survival rate.
Providing suitable and effective solutions to improve feed intake, thereby supporting performance, is important for better productivity and profitability.

Performance in aquaculture faces many challenges.

A performing gut in aquaculture species can be influenced by several factors including pathogens, adverse environment and feed type. These stress factors may strain resilience, leading to poor feed intake and adversely impacted production performance and reduced profitability.

Faster growth means saving costs

Feed costs comprise a high proportion of the total operating costs in conventional tilapia farming, approximately 50-70 %. Constantly rising raw material prices increase the pressure to look for alternative strategies to support the productivity and performance of aquaculture production.

The formula for reducing costs and increasing final production is simple: by supporting a performing gut and improving the growth of fish and shrimp, the entire production cycle can be shortened, thus saving costs.

In combination with optimal nutrition and pond management, the addition of our innovative solutions can influence the performance parameters of fish and shrimp positively. This can lead to higher profitability in aquaculture production.

Complex challenges require multi-level solutions

To meet these challenges, a profitable and practical strategy, considering all factors that affect production performance is required. ​Due to their various modes of action, Divon Pharma have the potential to make a significant contribution to the most pressing challenges in fish and shrimp production.

Water quality

Maintaining good water quality in production ponds is absolutely essential. Failure to do so will result, at best, in poor growth and high feed conversions or, at worst, a total loss of all fish in the pond. Remember that the fish in the pond are living in their own wastes. Thus, the weight of fish that can be produced in a pond is limited by the ability of that pond to provide adequate oxygen, not only to keep the fish alive but to enable them to metabolize their food and grow, and to break down nitrogenous wastes. To achieve production rates in excess of 2,500 pounds per acre per year, the farmer must be able to ensure that good water quality is maintained 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Water is the universal solvent; is essential for all life; does not exist in pure state under natural conditions; and is relatively stable both chemically and physically. A fish/shrimp farmer should be aware of the physical and chemical properties of water.

Water management

A study made by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) reveals that by 2025 nearly 1/3rd of world’s population would live in the regions of severe water scarcity (less than 1,000 m3 per head per year) and the same proportion of population in India could face absolute water scarcity (less than 500 m3 per head per year). The common notion that “Water is a free commodity” is no more a reality. Therefore, it is high time to think for judicious management of this natural resource and to develop strategies for its efficient and multiple uses. Since water is the prime requirement for aquaculture activity, maintaining the pace of aquaculture development is possible only through making it available adequately for aquaculture besides satisfying the agricultural, industrial and domestic need. The limited nature of the water resource, therefore, warrants a more holistic approach to water management.

In aquaculture ponds, possible water sources are regulated inflow either from feeder canal, ground water, precipitation and runoff. Possible causes of water losses may be evaporation, seepage, effluent discharge and overflow and associated factors which are to be carried out to assess the water requirement for aquaculture ponds. Based on the observation attempts may be made to develop a suitable model to predict the water requirement in aquaculture pond. The water budgeting for different species and target of productions may form the practical tools for generating useful information for mitigating the challenges on water for aquatic production.

Divon Pharma support for the main challenges in aquaculture

Our Aquaculture Solutions

Divon Pharama manufacturers and produces a leading product line of aquaculture water treatments, probiotics, and feed additives. These products, distributed through our network of distributors and dealers, provide farmers with high-quality, natural solutions to their toughest challenges.