The application of probiotics for Tilapia culture

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Chanwit Suwan
Chanagun Chitmanat


This article aimed to gather and synthesize the researches about the use of probiotics in tilapia culture. Probiotics could be isolated from gastrointestinal tract, gonad organs, water and sediments from fish ponds, or commercial products. However, probiotics from different sources provide the different effects. Probiotic applications can be either mono or multiple strains which apply by mixing into the feed or putting directly into the ponds. Dosage and duration of application are important factors in providing desired results including growth promotion, immune stimulation, and increased survival rates of tilapia. The probiotic application in tilapia culture is an alternative mean to reduce antibiotic and chemical usages; however, fish farmers have to consider about the cost/benefit of its usages.

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Suwan, C., & Chitmanat, C. (2017). The application of probiotics for Tilapia culture. Veterinary Integrative Sciences, 15(1), 15–24. Retrieved from
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