MINERAL-FUL (MLG- 50) for AQUACULTURE
In most natural waters, aquatic fulvic and other bioactive organic acids are a major fraction (20-80%) of dissolved organic material (Thurman 1985). It has been proposed (Harvey and Boran 1985; Meyers-Schulte and Hedges 1986) that a large portion of marine fulvic acids is derived from marine phytoplankton. The lack of this organic fraction, the nature created micronutrient transformation and transportation system, causes micronutrient deficiency in all aquatic living organisms, fish diseases, creates poor nutritional value food and impacts aquaculture sustainability. Poor nutrition value food cause public health unsustainability.
In aquacultures and ornamental fish breeding the following positive effects of adding bio-active organic acids to fish food or water could be observed:
- Increase in survival rate of the offspring by prophylactic treatment of eggs and larvae
- Healing of fish stressed by medical treatments
- Suppression of secondary infections
- General increase of condition and defense as well as vitality of the fish by multiple stress resistance
- Improved growth and feed conversation rate
- Detoxication of harmful heavy metals and other toxins
- Increased nutritional value and better taste
- Maintain water pH
The present research results show that the treatment of many fish diseases with bio-active organic acids based products is very effective. Organic acids, their salts, or their blends have been used for decades as preservatives in feed ingredients and animal feeds, including aquafeeds, to prevent the growth of molds/fungi and bacteria or improve the shelf life of these products. The role of organic acids, their salts or their combinations in feed preservation and their possible mode of action in digestive tract (antimicrobial effects) and on nutrient utilization are presented in scientific literature. There is reported the influence of dietary organic acids, their salts or their combinations on growth performance, feed utilization efficiency, disease resistance and immunomodulation in various fish species.