Scientific information and studies

Here you will find a collection of interesting references and links to scientific publications and studies about food additives that we use in DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD. 

Of course, this list represents only a small part of the information available on the internet. If you enter the relevant term in a search engine, you will receive numerous other passages on the relevant topics.

Basic scientific information

Robert Gonzales: Sensivity of a LAMP Assay for Detection of the Dinoflagellate Amyloodinium ocellatum in Simulated Field Condtions and Freeze Tolerance of Parasite (Spring 2022 University of Southern Mississippi)

Miriam Reverter et al: Use of Medicinal Plants in Aquaculture, Diagnosis and control of Diseases of fish and shellfish, by Austin, Page 223 – 262)

Hongyu Pu et al: Research Progress in the Application of Chinese Herbal Medicines in Aquaculture: A Review (Engineering 3 (2017) 731-737)

Citarasu: Herbal biomedicines: a new opportunity for aquaculture industry. (2010, Aquaculture International, 18, 403-414)

Sataporn Direkbusarakom: Application of Medicinal Herbs to Aquaculture in Asia (2004, Walailak University)

Gerald Bassleer: Liens entre nourriture des poissons et pahtologies (2017, AquaMag 34, p. 72-76 + Aquafauna 152, p. 20-27)

Gerald Bassleer: Fish Food and Fish Diseases (2017, Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production 5: 1)

Gerald Bassleer: Fish Nutrition and Fish Health: Effects of diet on fish health (2017, OFI-Journal no. 84 + no.85)

Dr. Gerald Bassleer: Dossier: Fish Nutrition and Fish Diseases, erhältlich in 6 Sprachen

Gerald Bassleer: Fischfutter & Fischkrankheiten – richtig füttern und Fischkrankheiten vermeiden (2020, Das Lebendgebärenden-Magazin 1.2020, p. 14-21)

Prof. Dr. Leandro Melo de Sousa, Laboratório de Ictiologia de Altamaria, Federal University of Pará (Brasil) to a current study on the effect of nutrition on fertility of Loricaridae L333 (The study will be finished in 2020.)
“We finalized the first part of the experiment comparing 4 different foods. DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD is the one that gives the best results considering sperm quality. The fishes were analyzed in the day 0 and they were all with no viable sperm cells. After 25 days of DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD the fishes presented 90 – 100 % of active sperm cells. The other brands were not so good. Another difference, as we have only few DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD left, we are giving 0.5 % of the fish weight per day, while the other brands up to 2 %. Even in lower quantities DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD presented better results!”

Specialist book:
Gerald Bassleer: Diseases in marine aquarium fish, Causes – Symptoms – Treatment
GTIN: 9789081705554
The new edition provides important information on diseases of marine aquarium fish in a simple, easy to understand language.

Specialist book:
Gerald Bassleer: The Practical Guide to Fish Diseases
GTIN: 9789081053594
The Practical Guide to Fish Disease is ideal for anyone who is concerned with keeping aquarium fish, pond fish or shrimps. The most important diseases of ornamental fish are explained in easy to understand language. Approx. 250 images help with diagnosis. The most important treatments and applications are described in detail.

Specialist book:
Gerald Bassleer: The New Illustrated Guide to Fish Diseases
ISBN: 90-807831-2-9
This book is a lavishly-illustrated aid to making the right diagnosis, not only for the aquarium retailer or pond centre, but also for the veterinarian’s or fish doctor’s practice.

Specialist book:
Christian E. W. Steinberg: Aquatic Animal Nutrition
ISBN: 978-3-319-91766-5
The book defines gaps in the nutritional research and practice of farmed fish and invertebrates with reference to knowledge of marine and freshwater biology. It is also pointed out that the pros and cons of nutrition affect several successive generations. This suggests that a well-designed diet may have the potential to successfully improve breeding and breeding efforts.

Specialist book:
Carl D. Webster, Chhorn Lim: Nutrition and Fish Health
GTIN: 9781439800041
Diseases are a major threat to the sustainability of the fishing industry. As antibiotics have many disadvantages, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the mechanisms that make nutrition a key factor in the defense against pathogens.

Information on the probiotic Pediococcus acidilactici
(included in each granulated DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD)

Effects of water additive probiotic, Pediococcus acidilactici on growth performance, feed utilization, hematology, gene expression and disease resistance against Aspergillus flavus of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Animal Feed Science and Technology, 9 June 2023, Basma M Hendam, Mohammad Bodrul Munir, Moaheda E. H. Eissa, Ehab El-Haroun, Hien van Doan, Thian Hai Chung, El-Sayed Hemdan Eissa

The Effect of Dietary Saccharomyces cerevisiae on Growth Performance, Oxidative Status and Immune Response of Sea Bream (Sparus aurata), Journal Life 2022, by Ahmed F. Fath El-Bab, Sulta A. M. Saghir, Ibrahim Atta Abu El-Naser, Salwa M. M. Abo El-Kheir, Marwa F. Abdel-Kader, Reem S. Alruhaimi, Haifa A. Alqhtani, Ayman M. Mahmoud, Mohammed A. E. Naiel, Ali Ali El-Raghi

Probiotics: Health Essentials, by Dr. Rath Research Institute, San Jose, California, USA, 2022

The effect of Pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M on immune responses and mRNA levels of growth, antioxidant and immune-related genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio), by Ehsan Ahmadifar et al., Aquaculture Reports, volume 17, July 2020

Ali Al-Hisnawi et al, University of Karbala, Iraq: Dietary probiotic Pediococcus acidilactici MA18/5M modulates the intestinal microbiota and stimulates intestinal immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Sascha “Remy” Brunner, MSc Marine Biology: Probiotics in fish aquaculture: The cure against parasitic disease?

Effects of dietary Pediococcus acidilactici GY2 single or combined with Saccharomyces cerevisiae or/and β-glucan on the growth, innate immunity response and disease resistance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (SHRIMP). By Miao et al (2020, Fish & Shellfish Immunology,  Vol 98, p. 68-76)

Information on Aloe vera

The effects of dietary garlic (Allium sativum) and Aloe vera crude extract mixtures supplementation on growth performance, feed utilization, hematological parameters, whole body composition, and survival at low pH in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) juveniles; by Ndakalimwe Naftal Gabriel, Margit R. Wilhelm, Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Percy Chimwamurombe, Edosa Omoregie (Scientific African Volume 11)

Aloe vera enhances the innate immune response of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) after transport stress and combined heat killed Aeromonas hydrophila infection. By Zanuzzo et al (2017, Fish & Shell Immunology, Vol. 65, 198-205)

The effects of different levels of Aloe vera extract on some of the hematological and non-specific immune parameters in Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) Bazari Moghaddam et al.  (2017, Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences 16(4) 1234-1247)

Effect of oral consumption of Aloe vera  on intestinal microflora and liver tissue in rainbow trout. By Parsa et al. (2016, Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences,, 15 (1) 591-596)

Evaluation of growth and metabolism of Labeo rohita fingerlings with Aloe vera supplementation diet.  By Bishnoi et al. (2017, Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(4):1595-99)

Positive effect of Aloe vera in Litopenaeus vannamei (SHRIMP) challenged with Vibrio parahaemolyticis and white spot syndrome virus.  By Trejo-Flores et al. (2016, Aquaculture, Vol. 465, 60-64)

Influence of certain herbal additives (i.e. Aloe vera) on the growth, survival and disease resistance of goldfish, Carassius auratus.  By Ahilan et al. (2010, J. Vet.Sciences, 6 (1) 5-11)

Information on the freshwater algue Chlorella

Protective effects of Chlorella vulgaris as a feed additive on growth performance, immunity, histopathology, and disease resistance against Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Pacific white shrimp, Aquaculture International 20 October 2023, El Sayed Hemdan Eissa, Rabab Mohamed Aljarari, Amal Elfeky, Yasmin M. Abd El-Aziz, Mohammad Bodrul Munir, Samyah D. Jastaniah, Bothaina Ali Alaidaroos, Manal E. Shafi, Nadia Nazmy B. Abd El-Hamed, Ammar Al-Farga, Hagar Sedeek Dighiesh, Ekemini Moses Okon, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Omaima H. Ezzo, Moaheda E. H. Eissa, Noha I. ElBanna

Some pharmacological studies on Chlorella vulgaris in tilapia fish by Nesma Abbas, Reham A. El-Shafei, Eman Zahran, Magdy S. Amer (22 August 2020, Mansoura University)

The effect of Chlorella vulgaris (Chlorophyta, Volvocales) microalga on some hematological and immune system parameters of Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) by Morteza Khani, Mehdi Soltani, Mehdi Shamsaie Mehrgan, Mansoreh Ghaeini, F. Foroudi (January 2017, Iranian Society of Ichthyology)

Antioxidative and immunoprotective potential of Chlorella vulgaris dietary supplementation against chlorpyrifos-induced toxicity in Nile tilapia. by Eman Zahran, Samia Elbahnaswy, Engy Risha, Mansour El-Matbouli (2020-05-18, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry)

The use of macro- and microalgae as functional ingredients in diets for meagre (Argyrosomus regius) By Monteiro et al. (2018, Frontiers in Marine Science 5)

Effects of Chlorella vulgaris on blood and immunological parameters of Caspian Sea Salmon (Salmo trutta caspius) fry exposed to Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN) virus. By Sabera et al. (2017, Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 16(2) 494-510 )

Ameliorative effects of dietary Chlorella vulgaris and β-glucan against diazinon-induced toxicity in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus. By Abdelhamid-Gehad, Elshopakey-Abeer, Aziza (2020,Fish & Shellfish Immunology, Vol 96, p. 213-222)

Information on yeast extracts (Beta glucane)

The role of β-glucan in the growth, intestinal morphometry, and immune-related gene and heat shock protein expressions of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) under different stocking densities (Mahmoud A. O. Dawood et al)

Immunostimulation and increase of intestinal lactic acid bacteria with dietary mannan-oligosaccharide in Nile tilapia juveniles. By Levy-Pereira, Yasui, a.o. (2018, R.Bras.Zootec., Vol 47)

Long-lived effects of administrating beta-glucans: Indications for trained immunity in fish. By Jules PetitGeer &, Wiegertjes (2016, Developmental & Comparative Immunology, Vol 64, p. 93-102)

Effects of dietary Pediococcus acidilactici GY2 single or combined with Saccharomyces cerevisiae or/and β-glucan on the growth, innate immunity response and disease resistance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii(SHRIMP). By Miao et al (2020, Fish & Shellfish Immunology,  Vol 98, p. 68-76)

Beta-glucan administration enhances disease resistance and some innate immune responses in zebrafish (Danio rerio). By I. Rodriguez, R. Chamorro, B. Novoa, A. Figueras (2009, Fish Shellfish Immunol., 27, pp. 369-373)

Effects of short- and long-term glucan feeding of rainbow trout (Salmonidae) on the susceptibility to Ichthyophthirius multifiliis infections. By J.H. Lauridsen, K. Buchmann (2010, Acta Ichthyol. Piscat., 40 pp. 61-66)

Information on Fucoidan from seaweed (Laminaria japonica)

Stimulatory effects of seaweed Laminaria digitata polysaccharides additives on growth, immune-antioxidant potency and related genes induction in Rohu carp (Labeo rohita) during Flavobacterium columnare infection, Aquaculture Volume 579, Mohsen Abdel-Tawwab, Ramasamy Harikrishnan, Gunapathy Devi, Eijaz A. Bhat, Bilal A. Paray

Improving resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila and growth performance by oral administration of fucoidan from Padina boergesenii Allender & Kraft, 1983 in catfish (Clarias sp.), AACL Bioflux, 2023, Volume 16, Issue 3

In vivo antibacterial activity of medicinal plant Sophora flavescens against Streptococcus agalactiae infection, Journal of Fish Diseases 9 June 2023, Fa-Li Zhang, Liu Yang, Wei-Hao He, Ling-Jun Xie, Fei Yang, Ying-Hui Wang, Ai-Guo Huang

White shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei that have received fucoidan exhibit a defense against Vibrio alginolyticus and WSSV despite their recovery of immune parameters to background levels (Yu-Yuan Chen, Suwaree Kitikiew, Su-Tuen Yeh, Jainn-Chu Chen, Fish & Shellfish Immunology, Vol. 59, December 2016)

Role of Fucoidan on the Growth Behavior and Blood Metabolites and Toxic Effects of Atrazine in Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) by Abdel-Wahab A. Abdel-Warith, Elsayed M. Younis, Nasser A. Al-Asgah, Mahmoud S. Gewaily, Shaimaa M. El-Tonoby, Mahmoud A. O. Dawood (Animals 2021, 11(5)

Efficacy of mozuku fucoidan in alternative protein-based diet to improve growth, health performance, and stress resistance of juvenile red sea bream, Pagrus major by Nadia Mahjabin Sony, Md Sakhawat Hossain, Manabu Ishikawa, Shunsuke Koshio & Saichiro Yokoyama (2020, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry)

The effect of fucoidan or potassium permanganate on growth performance, intestinal pathology, and antioxidant status in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) by Hebatallah A. Mahgoub, Mohamed A. M. El-Adl, Hanaa M. Ghanem, Christopher J. Martyniuk (22 August 2020, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry)

Can Fucoidan decrease the mortalities caused by Columnaris disease in Nile Tilapia. By H. Mahgoub; (2018, World Journal of Agriculture Research, Vol 6, N° 1, 1-4)

Dietary Influence of Fucoidan supplementation on growth of Lates calcarifer. By Tuller et al. (2012, Aquaculture Research, 1-6)

Effect of fucoidan from Turbinaria ornata against marine ornamental fish pathogens. By Marudhupandi et al., (2013, Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 1 (4): 282-286

The effect of fucoidan from brown seaweed Sargassum wightii on WSSV resistance and immune activity in shrimp Penaeus monodon. By Immanuel et al, (2012, Fish Shell Immunolog. 32 (4): 551-564)

Gerald Bassleer: Mycobacterium und davon ausgelöste Fischtuberkulose (Magazine “Amazonas” no. 88, p. 56-59)

Biomedical Applications of Fucoidan, Seaweed Polysaccharides By Senthilkumar et al (2017, Seaweed polysaccharides Isolation, Biological and Biomedical Applications, p. 269-281)

Fucoidan Extracted from Undaria pinnatifida: Source for Nutraceuticals/Functional Foods. By Zhao et al. (2018, Mar. Drugs16(9), 321))

Marine Seaweed Polysaccahrides)Based engineered Cues for the modern biomedical sector; By Bilar & Iqbal (2020, Marine Drugs, 18 (7))

Information on garlic (Allium sativum)

Effects of Garlic (Allium sativum) on Growth and Haematological Parameters in African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Juveniles, by Jabbi A. M., Ayeku, P. O., Asiru, R. A., Sani K. A. – Federal University Gusau (Nigeria)

The effects of dietary garlic (Allium sativum) and Aloe vera crude extract mixtures supplementation on growth performance, feed utilization, hematological parameters, whole body composition, and survival at low pH in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) juveniles; by Ndakalimwe Naftal Gabriel, Margit R. Wilhelm, Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Percy Chimwamurombe, Edosa Omoregie (Scientific African Volume 11)

Influence of Dietary Garlic (Allium sativum) and/or Ascorbic Acid on Performance, Feed Utilization, Body Composition and Hemato-Biochemical Parameters of Juvenile Asian Sea Bass (Lates calcarifer) (Abdelwahab M. Abdelwahab, Sabry M. El-Bahr, Sami Al-Khamees, Animals, December 2020)

Effect of garlic supplemented diets on growth and survival of Pacific white leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei juveniles (B. Lokesh, T. Neeraja, P. Haribabu, D. Ramalingaiah, D. Pamanna, Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2020)

Alternative treatment for Anacanthorus penilabiatus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) infection in cultivated pacu, Piaractus mesopotamicus (Osteichthyes: Characidae) in Brazil and its haematological effects. (M. L. Martins, et al., Parasites 2002, Page 175 – 180)

Dietary supplementation of garlic (Allium sativum) to prevent monogenean infection in aquaculture (Thane A. Militz et al., Aquaculture 2013, Page 95 – 99)

Effects of garlic-supplemented diet on growth performance and intestinal microbiota of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Büyükdeveci,.Balcázar, Demirkale, Dikel; (2018, Aquacuilture, Vol 486, p. 170-174)

Evaluation of Dietary Addition of Garlic (Allium Sativum l.) Lobes on Growth Performance, Feed utilization, and Physiological Responses of Oreochromis niloticus, Fingerlings. Mehrim, A.I., Khalil, F.F. and Refaey, M.M.; Abbassa (2014, Int.J.Aqua., Vol 7, N° 2)

Individual and combined Effects of Moringa leaf and Garlic powder on growth and plasma biochemical indices of Clarias gariepinus juveniles. Adeneiji, Wusu, Falana (2019, American Journal of Food Science and Technology, Vol 7, N° 5, 137-145)

Effects of Garlic and Alium-derived products on the growth and metabolism of Spironucleus vortens. Millet, Loyd, et al. (2011, Experimental Parasitology Vol 127, p.490-499)

The redox-active drug metronidazole and thiol-depleting garlic compounds act synergistically in the protist parasite Spironucleus vortens. By Williams, Vacca, et al. (2016, Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology Vol 206, p.20-28)

Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic, Ankri, & Mirelman; (1999, Microbes & infection 2, p.125-129)

Epizootics of Pseudomonas anguilliseptica among cultured seabream (Sparus aurata) populations: Control and treatment strategies (Garlic); By Amr. Fadel et al.  (2018, Microbial Pathogenesis, Vol. 121, pages 1-8)

Effect of Garlic and alium-derived products on the growth and metabolism of Spironucleus vortens ; Coralie Millet et al. (2011, Experimental Parasitology 127 (490-499)

Information on herbs (peppermint, thyme, mugwort, chickweed)

The potential benefits of Mentha longifolia on growth performance and innate immunity parameters in Caspian kutum (Rutilus frisii kutum), by Amin Gholamhosseini, Milad Adel, Mahmoud A. O. Dawood, Mahdi Banaee (2020, Aquaculture Research)

Plant-derived compounds as an alternative treatment against parasites in fish farming: a review. By Wunderlich et al. (2017, INTECH, chapter 5,

Research Progress in the application of Chinese Herbal Medicines in Aquaculture: A Review; by Hongyu Pu et al. (2017, Engineering Vol.3 , p. 731-737)

Application of Medicinal Herbs to Aquaculture in Asia. By Direkbusarakom (2004, Walailak J. Sci. & Tech; 1 (1):7-14)

Effects of thymol (THYME) supplementation on performance, mortality and branchial energetic metabolism in grass carp experimentally infected by Aeromonas hydrophila by Morselli, Baldiserra et al. (2019, Microbial Pathogenesis)

A preliminary investigation into the potential effect of ARTEMISIA afra on growth and disease resistance in sub-adults of Oreochromis mossambicus. By Mbokane & Moyo (2018, Aquaculture 418, p. 197-202)

The influence of some phytobiotics (THYME) on growth performance at Oreochromis nilotics reared in intensive recirculating aquaculture system. By Antache et al. (2013, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, p. 204-208)

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