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dc.contributor.authorCelino, Fritzie T.
dc.contributor.authorHilomen-Garcia, Grace V.
dc.contributor.authordel Norte-Campos, Annabelle G. C.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-18T06:24:03Z
dc.date.available2015-05-18T06:24:03Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationCelino, F. T., Hilomen-Garcia, G. V., & del Norte-Campos, A. G. C. (2012). Feeding selectivity of the seahorse, Hippocampus kuda (Bleeker), juveniles under laboratory conditions. Aquaculture Research, 43(12), 1804-1815.en
dc.identifier.issn1355-557X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10862/2225
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the feeding selectivity of Hippocampus kuda juveniles under captive conditions and evaluates different food organisms that could be used to improve hatchery-rearing of this species. Newly born H. kuda were reared for 10 days in 60-L capacity tanks and fed rotifers (Brachionus rotundiformis), zooplankton (mostly Pseudodiaptomus annandalei and Acartia tsuensis) alone or both food sources. The size and amount of food ingested increased as seahorses grew. Selective feeding of seahorses appeared to change as they develop, preferring copepod adults over nauplii and rotifers. A. tsuensis was highly selected by juveniles over P. annandalei. Specific growth rate in terms of body weight (SGR-BW, 15% day–1) was the highest and mortality rate (9% at day 10) the lowest in seahorses fed a mixed food sources. Slowest growth rate (0.3% day–1) and highest mortality rate (60% at day 7) were observed in seahorses fed rotifers alone. These results indicate that copepods are suitable food for seahorse juveniles, but a mixture of food organisms in the rearing tank environment enhances survivorship and growth of H. kuda, thus potentially providing a source of cultured rather than wild specimens for characterizing the life history of this threatened species.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (study code Br-04-F95T of GV Hilomen-Garcia).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.subjectAcartia tsuensis
dc.subjectBrachionus rotundiformis
dc.subjectHippocampus kuda
dc.subjectPseudodiaptomus
dc.subjectRotifera
dc.titleFeeding selectivity of the seahorse, Hippocampus kuda (Bleeker), juveniles under laboratory conditionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.citation.volume43
dc.citation.issue12
dc.citation.spage1804
dc.citation.epage1815
dc.citation.journalTitleAquaculture Researchen
dc.subject.asfaAquacultureen
dc.subject.asfaCulture tanksen
dc.subject.asfaFood organismsen
dc.subject.asfaGrowth rateen
dc.subject.asfaJuvenilesen
dc.subject.asfaMarine invertebratesen
dc.subject.asfaMortality causesen
dc.subject.asfaSurvivorshipen
dc.subject.asfaThreatened speciesen
dc.identifier.essn1365-2109
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2109.2011.02988.x


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