C0301 Step 6. Feed Management

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1 Use only commercially produced shrimp feed pellets.
2 For first 60 days feed 2 times a day
3 Use feed check trays (4 trays / ha) to monitor the feed consumption by shrimp
4 Spread the feed all over the pond by
using boat/floating device
5 Check the pond bottom soil on a regular basis
6 Do not feed raw or boiled meat / fish / shrimp / crabs / snails etc

Practices During Grow-Out Period
Use only commercially produced shrimp feed pellets.
Feed quantity on daily basis the quantity should not exceed recommendation in the feed chart given
• For first 60 days feed 2 times a day by splitting the daily required feed quantity into 2 meals
• After 60 days feed 3 times a day by splitting the daily required feed quantity into 3 meals
• For every meal adjust the feed quantity using feed check tray results from previous meal.
Determine the pellet size based on the size of shrimp.
Use feed check trays (4 trays / ha) to monitor the feed consumption by shrimp.
Check the shrimps 2 hours after feeding, if the gut is empty then feed again.
Spread the feed all over the pond by using boat/floating device; not just spread on the sides of pond.
Check the pond bottom soil on a regular basis and avoid feeding in areas with black and badly smelling soil.
Do not feed raw or boiled meat / fish / shrimp / crabs / snails etc.
Always store the feed bags in dry and dark place to increase the shelf life.

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