Larviculture and seed production of the silver pompano, Trachinotus blochii (Lacepede, 1801) for the first time in India

Nazar, A K A and Jayakumar, R and Tamilmani, G and Sakthivel, M and Kalidas, C and Ramesh Kumar, P and Anbarasu, M and Sirajudeen, S and Balamurugan, V and Jayasingh, M and Gopakumar, G (2012) Larviculture and seed production of the silver pompano, Trachinotus blochii (Lacepede, 1801) for the first time in India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (3). pp. 83-87.

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Abstract

Larviculture and seed production protocols for the silver pompano Trachinotus blochii, which is one of the promising finfish species for brackishwater and marine aquaculture was developed based on six trials for the first time in India. The newly hatched larvae were stocked at a density of 20 larvae l-1 in 2 t FRP tanks with 1.5 t of seawater. Green water technique was employed during larviculture upto the weaning period. Enriched S-type rotifers were fed at a density of 10-12 nos. ml-1 until 3 day post hatch (dph) and the enriched L-type rotifers were given at a density of 6-8 nos. ml-1 from 7 dph and thereafter with enriched Artemia at a density of 3-5 nos. ml-1. Weaning started from 15 dph and by 20-25 dph metamorphosis was completed. The survival on completion of metamorphosis ranged from 10-15% and the specific growth rate in terms of length (mm) was 8% per day. The larval morphology and growth pattern are also described.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Artemia nauplii; Green water technique; Larviculture; Rotifer; Silver pompano; Survival; Trachinotus blochii
Subjects:Aquaculture > Hatchery
Eggs and Larvae
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:9110
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Dec 2012 10:01
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 10:01

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