Water quality and disease pressures are the two largest obstacles for nursery and raceway tanks to overcome to maintain high survival levels. Diseases are at a very high risk to carry over into grow out ponds whether they are bacteria, viruses, or parasites


Antibiotics are very strictly regulated in aquaculture production. Probiotics – especially Bacillus species – are gaining popularity at all levels of aquaculture production to support water quality and survival rates going into grow out production

Bacillus probiotics require very specific conditions in order to activate – only a small number will become active naturally. Without the process of activation, spores will stay dormant indefinitely – which makes them good for storage but their low activity levels do not give direct benefits to postlarvae.


Our activated probiotic technology found in the ACTPRO and ECOcharger systems commits our carefully selected Bacillus spore strains to activate and become vegetative immediately when they are delivered to the tanks

Vegetative cells do all the work:

  • Water quality improvement
  • Competitive exclusion
  • Enzyme production
  • Immune system support



Inactive Bacillus Spores

  • Bacillus spore bacteria require specific nutrients and conditions to activate
  • If conditions are met, spores take 4-6 hours to activate
  • If not activated, most pass  through the gut in dormant form or are dormant until they are removed with the water
  • Requires large amounts of bacteria to have an impact, most probiotics must be added at very high levels



Activated Bacillus Spores

  • We provide the exact conditions for each strain to activate
  • Over 95% of our spores are committed to activate and grow
  • Our probiotics are awake and growing within 1 hour of addition to the tanks, producing enzymes and improving water quality
  • Supporting gut function and enhancing water quality with activated probiotic bacteria



Our probiotic technologies and farm solutions provide aquaculture facilities with the tools they need to support healthy shrimp and healthy farms