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Potency of Nitrifying Bacteria to Control Vibrio parahaemolyticus and to Improvement Water Quality in Penaeus monodon Culture

Suantika, Gede and Aliyah Siti Sundari

Department of Health Science, Faculty of Vocational Studies, Universitas Airlangga, Campus B Jl. Dharmawangsa Dalam Selatan No. 28-30, Surabaya, East Java 60286, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2020: 97 (5) - pages 27 to 30
(Received: September, 2019, Accepted: February, 2020)


This research was aimed to determine the effect of nitrifying bacteria to improve the water quality in Penaeus monodon culture. The study consisted of two major step, application of nitrifying bacteria and measurement of biological and physicochemical conditions. Water quality parameters in all treatments with nitrifying bacteria addition remained within the tolerance range for tiger shrimp culture (concentration of nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, DO, and pH). The addition of nitrifying bacteria one week before culture was able to control water pathogenicity V. parahaemolyticus

Key Words: Penaeus monodon, nitrifying bacteria, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, water quality

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