Rearing of the larval stages of prawn, Penaeus japonicus Bate, using artificial diet.
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Survival and growth rates of the zoeal and mysis stages of the prwn, Penaeus japonicus Bate, were studied using natural and artificial diets. The highest survival rate, 34.2%, was obtained in the larvae fed with the artificial diet, Diet-B. Larvae fed with the diatom, Chaetoceros gracilis, plus Artemia nauplii did not give the best survival; however, growth was the fastest in this group. The larvae metamorphosed into the mysis3 stage in 8 days. The results thus seem to demonstrate tat Diet-B is an effective diet for the early larval stages of the prawn, P. japonicus.
Suggested CitationVillegas, C. T., & Kanazawa, A. (1980). Rearing of the larval stages of prawn, Penaeus japonicus Bate, using artificial diet.
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