Prebiotics are non-digestible food/feed ingredients that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon and thus improves host health. Supplementation of feed with prebiotics especially in aquaculture has recently attracted attention because of their numerous health benefits and the prohibition of prophylactic use of antibiotics owing to several negative effects. Over the past three decades, dietary administration of feed additives as an alternative to antibiotics has drawn more attention to maximizing the efficiency of production to optimize profitability.
Aquatic animals are confronted with a range of events and interactions during intense cultural operations that are dissimilar from what they would experience in the wild. Changes in temperature, photoperiod manipulation, salinity, handling, crowding, and hypoxia are examples of environmental or human-caused variables that stress organisms and decrease their immune systems. Additionally, the higher density utilized in fish/shrimp culture encourages animal proximity and contact, which could lead to disease outbreaks and the spread of any pathogenic agents already present throughout the growing habitat. Therefore, it appears to be a very promising strategy to use prebiotics that alters gut microbiome favorably to support beneficial bacterial species which in turn boost growth and decrease susceptibility to infections of the host organism.
OLIGOMAX® is a feed-binding gel developed by Karyotica Biologicals for promoting the growth and survival of aquatic animals. OLIGOMAX® is a prebiotic fiber composed of short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS). scFOS are soluble prebiotic fibers obtained from plant-based natural materials through a bio-enzymatic process.
Shrimp & Fish farms are commercially viable only when the shrimp and fish are healthy and grow at their potential rate. Probiotics are important for Shrimp & Fish for their better growth and survival along with nutrients. Prebiotics (ScFOS) in OLIGOMAX® promotes the growth of probiotics which will ultimately benefit the aquatic animal by balancing their intestinal microbiota. These prebiotics modifies the gut structure, modulate the immune response, improve growth performance and increase the survival rate.
Fish : 15 ml - 20 ml per kg of feed as a binding gel or as advised by the aqua technician.
Shrimp : 15 ml - 20 ml per kg of feed pellet as a binding gel or as advised by the aqua technician.
Dilute the required amount of OLIGOMAX® gel in an equal or suitable amount of water, mix the feed additives, medicines, supplements, nutrients & vitamins as desired and coat uniformly over the feed pellets, shade dry the coated pellets and use for feeding shrimp & fish immediately.