Rotifer as a live feed in finfish mariculture

Edward, Loveson and Laxmilatha, P and Sreeramulu, K and Suresh Kumar, P and Megarajan, Sekhar and Ghosh, Shubhadeep (2019) Rotifer as a live feed in finfish mariculture. Aquaculture Spectrum, 2 (11). pp. 33-36.

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    Among all, the first live feed that has been demonstrated successfully as first feed for most of the marine finfish species is the rotifer. It is considered as an excellent food for newly hatched fish larvae due to its small size, slow swimming speed, high calorifc value, parthenogenetic reproduction and ability to be easily enriched with antibiotics and fatty acids. Rotifers are a group of aquatic microscopic invertebrates and are commonly called 'wheel animalcules' as their disc like . corona bears resemblance to a pair of revolving wheels due to the synchronized beating of their coronal cilia. The rotifers are well represented in freshwater plankton, but only a few species of them are found in brackish waters and fewer still in the sea.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: rotifer; live feed
    Subjects: Invertebrates > Rotifer
    Aquaculture > Live Feed Culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2019 08:14
    Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 06:36

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