Micro algae culture as live feed

Gopinathan, C P and Gireesh, R (2006) Micro algae culture as live feed. Recent Advances on Applied Aspects of Indian Marine Algae with Reference to Global Scenario, 1 (A). pp. 341-350.


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The early life stages of every cultivable organism in a hatchery system depend on the feed provided. Micro algae form the basic food for all the larval stages of crustaceans, molluscs, sea cucumber and finfishes. Even though, large number of micro algae is identified, only a few are used as live feed. Identification, isolation and the maintenance of stock culture and mass culture of required micro algae as feed is the prior task in every hatchery system. Moreover, the preference of the organisms varies with species and in its different stages of life cycle. Here, we try to discuss the present status, methods and protocols adopted for the production of micro algae as live feed for the benefit of aquaculture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture media; feed protocol; isolation; indoor and outdoor mass culture; micro algae
Subjects: Aquaculture > Live Feed Culture
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 06:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:43
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/7256

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