ANALYSIS OF GROWTH AND WATER QUALITY DYNAMICS IN VANNAMEI WHITE SHRIMP (LITOPENAEUS VANNAMEI) CULTIVATION USING THE MILLENNIAL SHRIMP FARMING SYSTEM IN INDONESIAZulkisam Pramudia, Abd. Rahem Faqih and Andi Kurniawan
Vannamei shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) is the mainstay of fishery exports in Indonesia. In order to achieve the vannamei shrimp production target, the Millennial Shrimp Farming (MSF) system was developed to make vaname cultivation possible in limited land and relatively small business capital. Although many MSF systems have been carried out, studies reporting on shrimp growth and water quality in MSF systems in Indonesia have not been widely reported. This study aimed to analyze the growth of vaname shrimp and the dynamics of water quality during white shrimp culture with MSF system in Indonesia. The parameters analyzed were daily water quality (pH, DO, Salinity, Brightness), weekly water quality (NH3, NO2, PO4, H2S), and shrimp growth (survival rate, average body weight, average body length, average daily growth). Water quality measurements were carried out 2 times a day (06.00 am and 04.00 pm). The results in this study indicated that the white white shrimp culture system with the MSF system can be used as an alternative to increase white shrimp production in Indonesia. To the best of our knowledge, this study was the first study to report that the white shrimp culture system with the MSF system could be used to maintain water quality in ponds and produced optimal shrimp growth.