Influence of stocking density on production and water quality of a photo-heterotrophic intensive system of white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) in circular lined grow-out ponds, with minimal water replacement

Eulalio Arambul-Muñoz, Jesús T. Ponce-Palafox, Raúl Claro De Los Santos, Eugenio Alberto Aragón-Noriega, Guillermo Rodríguez-Domínguez, Sergio Gustavo Castillo-Vargasmachuca

Submited: 2018-07-17 01:10:41 | Published: 2019-07-08 12:39:12

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue3-fulltext-7

Abstract


This work aimed to determine the optimum stocking density of Penaeus vannamei, cultured in a photo-heterotrophic intensive circular system inlined grow-out ponds with minimal water replacement. Five intensive density levels (100, 300, 500, 700 and 900 ind m-3) were considered. The water quality measured for the 98 days grow-out period was within the adequate range for P. vannamei. TAN, nitrate and total phosphorus water quality were significantly higher (P < 0.05) at the higher density. Growth rates and survival decreased as density increased after 300 org m-3. Based on the results of this study, it was found that shrimp grows adequately in high biomass density (99.21 kg tank-1) and density of 500 ind m-3 in an intensive photo-heterotrophic system with a maximum harvest weight of 10 g.

Arambul-Muñoz E, Ponce-Palafox J, Claro De Los Santos R, Aragón-Noriega E, Rodríguez-Domínguez G, Castillo-Vargasmachuca S. Influence of stocking density on production and water quality of a photo-heterotrophic intensive system of white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) in circular lined grow-out ponds, with minimal water replacement. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2019;47(3): 449-455. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol47-issue3-fulltext-7 [Accessed 17 Jul. 2019].
Arambul-Muñoz, E., Ponce-Palafox, J., Claro De Los Santos, R., Aragón-Noriega, E., Rodríguez-Domínguez, G., & Castillo-Vargasmachuca, S. (2019). Influence of stocking density on production and water quality of a photo-heterotrophic intensive system of white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) in circular lined grow-out ponds, with minimal water replacement. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 47(3), 449-455. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue3-fulltext-7