Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 4, 2011; Page No.(665-668)

REPLACING OF ARTEMIA NAUPLII WITH ARTIFICIAL DIET FOR LARVAL REARING OF GIANT FRESH WATER PRAWN MACROBRACHIUM ROSENBERGII (DE MAN)

A. RANGAPPA, T. RAJ KUMAR AND M. SRINIVASULU REDDY

Abstract

The present investigation was aimed at to partial replacement of Artemia nauplii with artificial diet for larval rearing of M. rosenbergii. In the present study one artificial diet was prepared and used for partial replacement of Artemia nauplii. Three feeding trial experiments have been done. In first Experiment (E1) larvae were fed with Artemia nauplii while Second (E2) and Third (E3) Artemia nauplii was replaced with artificial diet 25% and 50% respectively. After experimental period water quality parameters and survival rate of larvae were determined. Maximum survival rate (43%) was recorded with E3.

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