Live feeds in mariculture - an overview

Xavier, Biji and Ranjan, Ritesh and Megarajan, Sekhar and Loka, Jayasree and Kizhakudan, Joe K (2023) Live feeds in mariculture - an overview. In: Training Manual on Livefeed culture techniques for Mariculture applications. CMFRI Training Manual Series No.36/2023 . ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Visakhapatnam, pp. 1-8.

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    Live food organisms include all plants (phytoplankton) and animal (zooplankton) lives grazed upon by economically important fishes. Phytoplanktons are generally eaten by zooplankton. Thus, phytoplankton forms the basis of the food chain. Live foods are able to swim in water column and are constantly available to fish and shellfish larvae are likely to stimulate larval feeding response (David, 2003). In an aquatic ecosystem, these live food organisms constitute the most valuable resource for aquaculture. Most of the fish and shellfish larvae in nature feed on small phytoplanktonic and zooplanktonic organisms. However, natural fish food organisms are usually not abundant in clear pond water, but are abundant in ponds having greenish water. The green color indicates the presence of phytoplankton and other natural food organisms. In the natural food web, zooplankton constitutes a major part of the diet for marine fish larvae and it is generally believed that copepods can meet the nutritional requirements of fish larvae (Evjemo et al., 2003).

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mariculture; Live feed
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Aquaculture > Live Feed Culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
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