In recent years the wild catches of shrimp brooders have gradually found declined and quality wise were also found to be very poor, which ultimately affected the performance of shrimp hatcherie In Philippines, for the past several years, intensive research has been carried out towards the captive brood stock spawner development of penaeid shrimps. Several investigators have worked on the endocrine control of molting and reproduction in decapod crustaceans. As probiotics used in aquaculture contains many beneficial bacteria, it will maintain the water quality parameters thus enhancing growth rate in shrimps. In the present study the efficacy of probiotics in broodstock development was also tried.
Key words: Penaeus monodon, broodstock, probiotics.