Growth and feeding habits of sea plume (Genus Hicksonella) in different environment

Rajasegaran Gopal (2006) Growth and feeding habits of sea plume (Genus Hicksonella) in different environment. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Sea plume growth was experiment in three locations; Sepanggar Island (control and artificial substrate), UMS Jetty and the Aquarium and Museum complex in BMRl (mini aquarium and shallow reef mangrove tank). Sample prepared by cuttings sea plume for artificial substrate, rope attachment and mini aquarium in this study were taken from a single specimen of sea plume. Each sample was measured using metal ruler and drawn in underwater drawing paper and were quarantine before settle in selected environment. Mini aquarium tank was measured in four conditions where tank A and C not provide with light while tank C and D provide with light. Tank C and D was provide with artemia while tank A and B not provide with food. All tanks were made regular water change to supply suspended particles. The tank A show high growth compared on other tank in mini aquarium. While jetty rope attachment shows greater growth compared to other locations. This may be due to this area being high with suspended particles and the area exposed with wave action and high current. All samples were show growth range between 0.3333 mm to 4.5 mm per month. There is no significant growth in the different environment and the feed provided are not a big factor of the growth of sea plume which can prey on the suspended particles in the water column. Growth in shallow reef tank and jetty show that same as in natural and artificial substrate. Gorgonian sea plume need some period to recover and adapt to the surround area to grow.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: sea plume, artificial substrate, rope attachment, mini aquarium, shallow reef tank, jetty
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 13:57
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 16:27

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