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dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Luis Maria B.
dc.contributor.authorHilomen-Garcia, Grace V.
dc.contributor.authorCalibara, Ralph Laurence M.
dc.identifier.citationGarcia, L. M. B., Hilomen-Garcia, G. V., & Calibara, R. L. M. (2010). Culturing seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri) in illuminated cages with supplementary Acetes feeding. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh, 62(2), 122-129.en
dc.description.abstractJuvenile Hippocampus barbouri were grown in illuminated cages with or without supplemental daytime feeding of thawed Acetes (a planktonic marine crustacean), or in non-illuminated cages with Acetes feeding, as a supplement to light-attracted zooplankton prey. After ten weeks, seahorses in illuminated cages fed Acetes had the highest mean body weight (2.24 g) and length (8.20 cm), but these did not significantly differ from seahorses in unfed illuminated cages (1.88 g; 7.25 cm), which did not significantly differ from those in fed non-illuminated cages (0.88 g; 6.32 cm). In all treatments, the mean instantaneous growth rate in body weight declined progressively throughout the test but the instantaneous growth rate in stretched length did not vary. Mean survival (76-100%) of seahorses in fed non-illuminated cages and in unfed illuminated cages did not vary significantly over the test period. The mean survival of seahorses in fed illuminated cages was lowest (54%), but did not significantly differ from the other treatments. Juvenile H. barbouri grown in illuminated cages had better growth than those in non-illuminated cages, but survival was reduced when seahorses in illuminated cages were fed Acetes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by SEAFDEC/AQD under Study Code Nr-04-F99T and, in part, by the Natural Science Research Institute of the University of the Philippines (Diliman, Quezon City) under Project Code 07-2-02. The assistance of Tomas Gonzales, Fritzie Celino, Ronald Maliao, the staff of SEAFDEC/AQD’s marine ornamental fish hatchery in Tigbauan, Iloilo, and the Igang Marine Substation in Guimaras Island is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are also due to an anonymous reviewer for critically reading an earlier draft of the manuscript.en
dc.publisherThe Society of Israeli Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology (SIAMB)en
dc.subjectSeahorse cultureen
dc.subjectIlluminated cagesen
dc.subjectMysid shrimpsen
dc.subjectBrine shrimpen
dc.subjectHippocampus barbourien
dc.titleCulturing seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri) in illuminated cages with supplementary Acetes feedingen
dc.citation.journalTitleThe Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgehen

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