Does tank color matter?

JFD
JFD Posts: 8 admin

I am interested in the views of others in the community on this question: Does tank color matter in shrimp aquaculture and if so, how does it matter? Here's what I found in looking into this topic a bit:

1) Black tanks make shrimp redder when cooked due to the distribution and type of astaxanthin in the flesh.

This study only considered the color of cooked shrimp and only evaluated white and black tanks. What about growth, survival, FCR? What about grey or green or blue or other colors. This paper suggests that red and yellow had better growth than black and blue:

Has anyone tested this outside laboratory conditions? Does it really matter?