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INVE Aquaculture believes that (post-)larval quality and robustness lie at the core of successful shrimp hatcheries worldwide. With support of Benchmark, INVE Aquaculture continuously strives towards development of effective products that tackle the daily challenges encountered in shrimp culture. Today, we are proud to present our latest development: Sanocare® FIT, a plant-based water conditioner that protects shrimp larvae and post-larvae against stress and health threats



The new product, Sanocare® FIT, is a phytochemical mixture that has been engineered to enhance (post)- larval robustness during culture, and to suppress Vibrio levels during transportation of post-larvae from the hatchery to the nursery or farm. As health booster during the hatchery cycle, Sanocare® FIT stimulates the production of heat shock proteins in L. vannamei (post-)larvae. These proteins act as a first line of defense mechanism and constitute one of the most important survival strategies of cold blooded animals when they are exposed to abiotic stress and pathogenic micro-organisms.

Proof of increased robustness comes from extensive stress tests where considerably higher survival of L. vannamei post-larvae was observed when using Sanocare® FIT during the culture. 


“The application of Sanocare® FIT during hatchery trials at Fitmar (Mexico) resulted in remarkably

higher survival and growth at the end of the grow-out cycle. This first experience

convinces me to incorporate Sanocare® FIT in Fitmar’s standard hatchery protocol.” 

Fernando Marino Pinzón Miranda, Proveedora de Larvas, S.A. De C.V. – Mexico


Control Vibrio loads in transportation water 

As Vibrio suppressor during transportation, application of Sanocare® FIT in the transportation water notably controls the Vibrio load in the water and in L. vannamei post-larvae. The use of Sanocare® FIT during transport results in a 100-time lower V. parahaemolyticus count in shrimp post-larvae as compared to transport without Sanocare® FIT. 


“The application of Sanocare® FIT during transport prevents Vibrio-induced stress in shrimp

post-larvae and thus, gives them the best start upon stocking in the ponds for further growth.” 

Eddy Naessens, Product Manager Shrimp Hatcheries


How to use 

Sanocare® FIT can be used directly in the culture water during the hatchery cycle of shrimp, thereby increasing the robustness of the animals. Furthermore, Sanocare® FIT can be added directly to the transportation water to suppress the Vibrio levels during transfer of post-larvae from the hatchery to the nursery or farm.

The availability of the product will be different per region, depending on the registrations. We currently have the product available in Mexico and Thailand.