Moulting and growth

Maxi Grow


Growth and moulting are dual physiological process which always goes together in all crustaceans life history, and this physiological process is the most critical phase of crustaceans.

Maxi grow

For Perfect Moulting

MAXI GROW is natural, non-toxic enriched with nucleotides, yeast extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), algal protein, probiotics, enzyme, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It acts as an immunostimulator and reduces the animal stress. This healthy mix reduces the incidence of disease / stress, improves immune system, helps in animal digestion, act as feed attractant and helps in improving FCR and biomass.


Moulting is a hormonal phenomenon which goes together with growth in crustacean life cycle. Required amount of minerals, amino acids and vitamins are essential for the animal to moult. Minerals plays a major role on the cultivation of shrimps. General function of minerals are :-

  1. Constituents of exoskeleton.
  2. Balances the osmotic pressure.
  3. Structural constituent of tissues.
  4. Transmission of nerve impulse
  5. Muscle contractions

Dosage :

L. vannamei / P. mondon: 5 to 10 gm / 1 kg of feed
Package size : 500 Gms

Directions for use:

Mix the MAXI GROW with clean water and apply to the feed. Then dry the feed for 20 minutes. Coated to feed with oil binder.

Minerals serve as an essential component for enzymes, vitamins, hormones, pigments, co-factors in metabolizes, catalysts and enzyme activator. Shrimp can absorb or excrete minerals directly from the aquatic environment via gill and body surfact. The dietary requirement of minerals is largely dependent on the mineral concentration of the aquatic environment, in which, the shrimp is being cultured. There are twenty recognized inorganic elements which perform essential functions in shrimp body. Some minerals are required in considerable quantities, and are termed as macro minerals, while the minerals which are required in less amount referred as micro-minerals. These micro-minerals have greater role in shrimp aquaculture.

Water Hardness and Moulting problems:

Water Hardness plays an important role in shrimp aquaculture. Calcium and magnesium are the common sources of water hardness. Calcium and magnesium are essential in the biological process of shrimp.

The optimum range of hardness

  1. Saline water – 2000 ppm to 6000 ppm
  2. Fresh water – 600 ppm to 1000 ppm

Low hardness problems:

  • When the hardness below 500, shrimp mortality will start.
  • Phytoplankton population will increase. Simultaneously, DO level drops at night.
  • At low hardness, the NO level will increase.

High hardness problems:

If the hardness is more, the mineral reposition on
shrimps, will occur and the shrimp moulting

  • DO saturation will also be low.
  • Blue green algal population will increase


Application of Automin or Legent Min / for mineral reposition water exchange + Legent Min application
Dosage: Recommended dosage by consultant.
Application of Automin or Legent Min / for mineral reposition water exchange + Legent Min application
Dosage: Recommended dosage by consultant.