Observations on artificial fertilization of eggs and embryonic and larval development of milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forskal)
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Hydrated eggs obtained from a female milkfish, Chanos chanos, were artificially fertilized with the milt collected from a male injected with acetone-dried pituitaries of salmon. The fertilized eggs (1.1–1.25 mm in diameter) developed normally in seawater in basins and petri dishes at a salinity of 30–34‰, and successfully hatched in 25–28.5 hours at a temperature of 26.4–29.9°C. The yolk was completely absorbed in about 2.5 days and during this period many postlarvae died. A few larvae were reared up to 5 days but all died on the 6th day. Attempts were made to feed the postlarvae with freshly hatched trochophore larvae of oysters obtained from eggs artificially fertilized in the laboratory.
Contribution No. 12 of the Aquaculture Department, SEAFDEC.
Suggested CitationChaudhuri, H., Juario, J. V., Primavera, J. H., Samson, R., & Mateo, R. (1978). Observations on artificial fertilization of eggs and embryonic and larval development of milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forskal).
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