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Production of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis for aquaculture in Kuwait

  • C. M. James
  • M. Bou-Abbas
  • A. M. Al-Khars
  • S. Al-Hinty
  • A. E. Salman
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)

Abstract

Brachionus plicatilis were mass cultured using 10 m3, 15 m3 and 20 m3 outdoor concrete tanks. Utilization efficiencies for different food combinations using marine yeast (Candida sp., MFD-Y-St.03), baker’s yeast and Chlorella sp. for rotifer production were evaluated. With either marine yeast or baker’s yeast, addition of Chlorella sp., at 0.5 m3 algal culture day−1 10 m−3 culture volume enhanced rotifer production. Under optimum conditions rotifer density was maintained at more than 450 individuals ml−1.

Keywords

rotifers Brachionus plicatilis production aquaculture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. James
    • 1
  • M. Bou-Abbas
    • 1
  • A. M. Al-Khars
    • 1
  • S. Al-Hinty
    • 1
  • A. E. Salman
    • 1
  1. 1.Kuwait Institute for Scientific ResearchSalmiyaKuwait

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