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Growth of giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, under co-culture with a discarded filamentous seaweed, Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing, at an aquarium-scale
Tsutsui, I.; Kanjanaworakul, P.; Srisapoome, P.; Aue-Umneoy, D.; Hamano, K. (2010). Growth of giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, under co-culture with a discarded filamentous seaweed, Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing, at an aquarium-scale. Aquacult. Int. 18(4): 545-553. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10499-009-9274-2
In: Aquaculture International. Springer: London. ISSN 0967-6120, more
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Keywords
    Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing, 1849 [WoRMS]; Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Tsutsui, I.
  • Kanjanaworakul, P.
  • Srisapoome, P.
  • Aue-Umneoy, D.
  • Hamano, K.

Abstract
    Growth of juvenile giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, was evaluated at an aquarium-scale in co-culture with a discarded filamentous seaweed, Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing. Juveniles at different ages in days were examined, designated as J 16, J 44, J 58, J 93 and J 128, where a 1-day-old juvenile (J 1) is equivalent to a 20-day-old post-larva (PL 20)). Juveniles at every age group grazed directly on live C. ligustica, even those fed an artificial shrimp diet to satiation. Mean specific growth rate (SGR: % day−1) was higher in early age juveniles. Compared to mono-culture, significant differences in growth were observed at J 16 (4.44% day−1) and J 44 (1.60% day−1); however, no significant differences were recorded at J 58 (1.16% day−1), J 93 (0.75% day−1) or J 128 (0.45% day−1). It was concluded that co-culture of giant tiger prawn with C. ligustica has a dietary advantage, especially in early age juveniles.

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