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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A

The effect of different feeds such as Chlorella vulgaris, Azolla pinnata and yeast on the population growth of Daphnia magna commonly found in freshwater systems


Author(s): S Munirasu, V Uthayakumar, P Arunkumar and V Ramasubramanian

Abstract: The effect of different concentrations of Phytoplankton (Chlorella vulgaris, Azolla pinnata, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae) for fed with Daphnia magna on Survival, population and Growth rate for 20 days, algae cells are harvested, dried, powdered and used as feed and both species are easily maintained in culture. The experimental was E1, E2 and E3 small freshwater Zooplankton organisms (D. magna) fed with mix phytoplankton Feed different Concentration (%) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Experimental Daphnia magna on Survival, population and Growth rate Biochemical composition, of the three different species analyzed were significantly (p<0.05) higher in (E1) 4% concentration in Chlorella vulgaris, when compared to other experimental groups. The experiment results have shown that the feed chlorella resulted in maximum growth and increase in Daphnia population compared to other feeds like Azolla and yeast, we conclude that phytoplankton Chlorella vulgaris 4% was the best algal concentration food for the Daphnia magna culture.

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S Munirasu, V Uthayakumar, P Arunkumar, V Ramasubramanian. The effect of different feeds such as Chlorella vulgaris, Azolla pinnata and yeast on the population growth of Daphnia magna commonly found in freshwater systems. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(6):05-10.
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