Over half of the fish and shellfish directly consumed by humans is produced through aquaculture, also known as fish farming. As fish farmers look to produce more fish to keep up with global demand, they run into severe problems with a lack of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water. Fish and shellfish need oxygen to breathe. When fish populations are tightly packed, a shortage of DO is inevitable because the fish and shellfish consume more oxygen from the water. Additionally, waste byproduct accumulates on the floor of the fish farm, damaging or eliminating bottom-dwelling plants and animals. Moleaer's advanced gas-to-liquid injection technology can alleviate these problems by rapidly elevating and maintaining higher levels of DO levels in the fish farm and effectively oxygenating sea floors due to the nanobubbles lack of buoyancy.

Stocking Density

The metabolic rates of fish can be severely affected by the concentration of oxygen in the farm. Low DO levels lead to decreased respiration and feeding activity that slow fish growth rates. An oxygen saturation level of 85% and above is ideal for aquaculture; lower levels have varying effects on the fish and mollusks, ranging from reduced appetite to massive mortality rates. Oxygen aeration using the Moleaer nanobubble generator ensures that fish farmers can achieve the highest possible stocking densities while ensuring high survival rates to boost yields and profits.

Disease Prevention

Low DO levels in the water of an aquaculture farm can also lead to disease and fungal infections. A lack of DO can lead to a build-up of fish and mollusk waste on the sea floor, creating conditions that are ideal for bacteria and fungus to thrive. Farmers have traditionally turned to vaccination, antibiotics, or additive chemicals to deal with these issues. However, these methods are costly and cause great stress to the fish, making them less healthy for human consumption. Moleaer's nanobubble technology uses the power of clean and natural oxygen delivered through neutrally buoyant nanobubbles to prevent disease, providing a much healthier, efficient, and cost-effective solution for aquaculture.

Efficient Oxygen Transfer

Aquaculture farmers need large amounts of oxygen to maintain a healthy fish and mollusk population. Failure to add any additional oxygen to the water will lead to poor growing conditions and is not a feasible option. Traditional aeration methods are very inefficient, leading to high costs to achieve proper DO levels. Moleaer's nanobubble generator is the ideal technology to maximize oxygen utilization for the aquaculture industry by delivering the highest oxygen-transfer efficiency, over 90%, of any aeration method on the market today.