Steluţa Camelia Sava, Elena Pogurschi, Gratziela Victoria Bahaciu, Nela Dragomir, Carmen Georgeta Nicolae
Full Text PDF | aquaculture, aquatic environment, feed, fish, water purification, zeolites.
Maintaining and improving the health status of fish as well as increasing production performance of fish ponds are essential for aquaculture systems. The use of natural zeolites as additives in fish feed has become an important concern of researchers over the past two decades. The paper aims to review the global research on the use of clinoptilolite as a feed additive in feeding of various fish species. Clinoptilolite captures heavy toxic metals (Cd, Pb) and also cations, such as ammonium, from fish-ponds water, which leads to optimum media conditions and increased productivity. According to the specific literature, the clinoptilolite zeolite has to be considered as a material with high potential of applicability in the aquaculture. Worldwide, research is ongoing on how to use clinoptilolite more efficiently, as well as finding new opportunities for applying this zeolite to aquaculture.