Aquaintech - Controllling Vibrios with PRO4000X
Controlling vibrio loads in the environment is a daunting task. As an intricate part of stable ecosystems, they belong there and attempts to eradicate them as a whole, while desirable in many instances has the potential for allowing other bacteria to proliferate that can also infect animals opportunistically. Management of the microbiome is still in its infancy and claims to the contrary are simply not true.
The Bacillus species in our products compete against vibrio species (and other heterotrophic bacteria) for nutrients. Selected strains of Bacillus produce high levels of enzymes that allow them to degrade a variety of substrates including, critically, the accumulating organic matter that vibrios thrive on. Incidentally this is the mechanism by which blue green algae (actually photosynthetic bacteria) are inhibited as well.
Numerous field results on farms and hatcheries have proven that PRO4000X has potent impacts on the overall vibrio loads and blue green algal growth.