Table 5. Some examples with specifications for commonly used commercial shrimp feed (Penaeus monodon)
Manufacturer and country Feed no. Shrimp size Shape Feed size (mm) Crude protein (min.) % Fat (min.) % Fibre (max.) % Ash (max.) % Moisture (max.) %
Charoen Pokphand1 9001 110 d Crumble 0.42 38 5 4   12
Thailand 9002 1130 d Crumble 0.89 38 5 4   12
  9003 3150 d Crumble 1.41 38 5 4   12
  9004S 58 g Pellet 1.8 X 3.5 38 5 4   12
  9004 816 g Pellet 2.3 X 3.5 38 5 4   12
  9005 1636 g Pellet 2.3 X 45 38 5 4   12
d = days; g = gram
Manufacturer and country Feed no. Shrimp size Shape Feed size (mm) Diameter (mm) Crude protein (min.) % Fat (min.) % Fibre (max.) % Ash (max.) % Moisture (max.) %
President Feeds2 No. 0 PL10 to PL30 Crumble 1830 mesh   40 6 3 17 10
Taiwan PF.1 PL25 to 2 g Crumble 1418 mesh   40 6 3 17 10
  PF.2 27 g Pellet 1.41.6 L12 38 6 3 17 10
  PF.3 612 g Pellet 1.71.9 L23 37 5 3 17 10
  PF.4 1120 g Pellet 2.02.2 L35 37 5 3 17 10
  PF.5 above 21 g Pellet 2.32.5 L46 36 5 3 17 10
Manufacturer, country and brand Feed no. Shrimp size Type Shape Feed size (mm) Diameter (mm) Crude protein (min.) % Fat (min.) % Fibre (max.) % Ash (max.) % Moisture (max.) % (%/d)
Waterbase Limited3 1 0.020.40 g PL Crumble 0.10.3 41 6 3 13 11 1412
  2 0.401.90 g Starter 1 Crumble 0.60.8 41 6 3 13 11 129
India 3 1.905.50 g Starter 2 Crumble 1.01.5 41 6 3 13 11 96
Ultra 3+ 5.508.0 g Pregrower Pellet 2.03.0 1.8 41 6 3 13 11 65
Semi-intensive feed 4 8.018 g Grower 1 Pellet 2.03.0 2 40 5 3 13 11 53
  5 >18 g Grower 2 Pellet 3.05.0 2.3 40 5 3 13 11 32
  6 last 15 d Finisher Pellet 5.07.0 2.3 40 5 3 13 11 2
Manufacturer, country and brand Shrimp size Feed no. Shape Feed size (mm) Crude protein (min.) % Fat (min.) % Fibre (max.) % Ash (max.) % Moisture (max.) % HUFA5 (min.) Phospholipids (min.)
VDS, Belgium PL 251 g 1 Crumble 0.51.2 40 9 3 12 10 1.4 2.3
Crustocean4 1 2 g 2 Crumble 1.01.6 40 9 3 12 10 1.4 2.3
(2080 PLs/m2)6 2 5 g 3 Crumble 1.42.0 40 9 3 12 10 1.4 2.3
  5 15 g 4 Pellet 1.82.2 x 2.3 38 9 3 12 10 1.4 2.2
  above 12 g 5 Pellet 2.22.5 x 3.5 36 9 3 12 10 1.4 2.2
1http://aqua.mycpindia.com/prawnfeed.php# (accessed March 2009).
2http://www.fis.com/bestari/President.htm; http://www.aquafeed.com.tw/english/aquatic_products.php (accessed March 2009).
3http://www.thewaterbase.com/ultra.htm (accessed March 2009).
4http://www.crustocean.com (accessed March 2009)
5HUFA = Highly unsaturated fatty acids
6Feed is suitable at a stocking density of 20-80 PLs/m2