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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part F

The effect of three different feed types on growth performance of Ceriodaphnia reticulata and Bosmina sp. culture as a live fish feed


Author(s): M Begum, MN Uddin, MM Rahman, N Sultana

Abstract: Experiments were conducted to study the effect of three different food media on the mass culture of Ceriodaphnia reticulata and Bosmina sp. in aquarium water for 42 days. The culture media were poultry manure, pulse bran water with Chlorella and snail faeces. About 100 individuals of both C. reticulata and Bosmina sp. were introduced to the culture medium of each tank as starter. The range of temperature, pH and ammonia varied from media to media. The average temperature of poultry manure, pulse bran water and snail faeces media were 27.37 ± 1.18, 27.57 ± 0.78 and 27.51 ± 1.19 for C. reticulata and 27.88 ± 1.23, 27.98 ± 0.98 and 28.11 ± 1.21 for Bosmina sp. respectively. During the study period, mean pH of the culture media varied i.e., 8.84 ± 0.82 and 9.27 ± 0.43 in poultry manure, 8.92 ± 0.74 and 9.46 ± 0.027 in pulse bran water and 8.68 ± 0.80 and 8.69 ± 0.36 in snail faeces for C. reticulata and Bosmina sp. The ammonia content ranged from > 2.5 to 0.5 mg/l in the culture media. The highest average population of C. reticulata was observed in poultry manure (5.33 ± 3.01 individuals/ml), moderate in snail faeces (2.71 ± 2.72 individuals/ml) and lowest in pulse bran water (0.38 ± 0.74 individuals/ml). But in case of Bosmina sp. the highest average growth was recorded in snail faeces (3.59 ± 3.20 individuals/ml), medium in poultry manure (2.43 ± 3.23 individuals/ml) and lowest in pulse bran water (0.14 ± 0.48 individuals/ml). Therefore, the culture media with poultry manure and snail faeces were found to be useful for artificial mass production of C. reticulata and Bosmina sp. rather than pulse bran water.

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How to cite this article:
M Begum, MN Uddin, MM Rahman, N Sultana. The effect of three different feed types on growth performance of Ceriodaphnia reticulata and Bosmina sp. culture as a live fish feed. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;3(1):400-405.
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