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A comparative study on the use of different preparations of decapsulated Artemia cysts as food for rearing African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae
Pector, R.; Tackaert, W.; Abelin, P.; Ollevier, F.P.; Sorgeloos, P. (1994). A comparative study on the use of different preparations of decapsulated Artemia cysts as food for rearing African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae, in: (1994). IZWO Coll. Rep. 24(1994). IZWO Collected Reprints, 24: pp. chapter 32
In: (1994). IZWO Coll. Rep. 24(1994). IZWO Collected Reprints, 24[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene & Oostende. ISSN 0772-1250, more

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  • Pector, R.; Tackaert, W.; Abelin, P.; Ollevier, F.P.; Sorgeloos, P. (1994). A comparative study on the use of different preparations of decapsulated Artemia cysts as food for rearing African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae. J. World Aquacult. Soc. 25(3): 366-370, more

Keywords
    Artemia Leach, 1819 [WoRMS]; Clarias gariepinus; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Pector, R.
  • Tackaert, W.
  • Abelin, P.
  • Ollevier, F.P., more
  • Sorgeloos, P., more

Abstract
    African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae were fed on five preparations of decapsulated Great Salt Lake Artemia cysts: 1) dried (35°C, 6 h) and UV-irradiated cysts; 2) heated cysts (80°C, 10 min); 3) brine dehydrated and UV irradiated cysts; 4) micro-bound diet 1(with intact decapsulated cysts used in diet preparation 1); and 5) micro-bound diet 2 (with crushed and shifted decapsulated diet used in diet preparation 1). The larvae were fed from the first day after yolk-sac resorption (fourth day after hatching). After a 14-d rearing period, larvae fed on dried or heated decapsulated cysts or micro-bound diet 1. Feeding micro-bound diet 2 resulted in a significantly lower average gain in weight as compared to the other groups.

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