Acclimation of Penaeus monodon postlarvae to fresh water
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Gradual acclimation of Penaeus monodon Fabricius to fresh water was conducted in glass aquaria and marine plywood tanks over a one-day, two-day, and three-day acclimation periods. Different stages of postlarvae were tested for their hardiness to acclimation. P35 postlarvae had a high percent survival of 98-99% while lower values were obtained for P20 and P90. A three-day acclimation period was favorable for all ages of postlarvae. Shorter durations of acclimation produced survival values as low as 20% This stress effect was apparent with P20 and P90 but not with P35 which showed high survival regardless of the length of acclimation.
CitationPantastico, J. B., & Oliveros, E. N. (1980). Acclimation of Penaeus monodon postlarvae to fresh water.
PublisherFisheries Research Society of the Philippines
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