Parameters Control(CF) Probiotic(PF)
Total live weight (kg)
Average individual live weight (g) on day 80 of the culture (n = 100)
FCR(1)
Survival (%)
PI(2)
4.56

12.86 ±0.38
2.02
65.2±7.6
184
5.33

13.74 ± 0.77*
1.78
76.8±3.78
287.5
*Indicates a significant difference (p < 0.05) between the control (CF) and probiotic (PF) shrimp
(1)Food conversion ratio; dried weight of ingested feed per live weight of produced shrimp
(2)Productive index; Shrimp weight x %survival x 100 per FCR x age
Table 2: Survival and total live weight of shrimp after 80 days of culture in net cages in an earthen pond fed with (PF) or without (CF) BP11 probiotic supplement in the feed (Experiment II).
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