Effects of different feeds on the population growth of Moina sp. culture

Lee, Bryan Philip (2008) Effects of different feeds on the population growth of Moina sp. culture. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The increasing demands of fish fries in aquaculture industries lead to high demands of live feeds. More developed culture techniques are important to lower down the production technique cost as well as to maximize the production of live feeds. Moina sp. might be a potential freshwater live feed to replace Artemia. since Arlemia is originated from saline environment. Therefore, studies of the culture technique of Moina sp. are important. Feeding method is important in the mass production of zooplankton as live feed. Thus the effect of different feeds (Baker's yeast, chicken manure, Seabass powder, and concentrated tilapia green water) on Moina sp. population growth was studied. The main objective of this experiment is to determine the suitable feed among these four experiment feeds for the population growth of Moina sp. The feeds tested are based on the natural feeding behavior and habitat of Moina sp. Results showed that Moina sp. fed with Baker's yeast posted the highest population growth rate (r=0.3684) compared to other three feeds tested, and also has the fastest population peak. The data of population growth show a level of accepted significance P<0.05 (P=0.011). As for conclusion, Baker's yeast is more suitable as feed compare to chicken manure, Seabass powder and concentrated Tilapia green water for Moina sp. as it shown the best population growth of the culture.

Item Type:Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords:culture technique, Moina sp., feeding method, zooplankton, yeast
Subjects:S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:13173
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:18 May 2016 13:34
Last Modified:18 May 2016 13:34

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