Nutritional effect of Artemia nauplii enriched with Tetraselmis suecica and Chaetoceros calcitrans microalgae on growth and survival on the river prawn Macrobrachium americanum larvae

Yuniel Méndez-Martínez, Marcelo Ulises García-Guerrero, María Concepción Lora-Vilchis, Luis Rafael Martínez-Córdova, Fabiola Guadalupe Arcos-Ortega, Juan José Alpuche, Edilmar Cortés-Jacinto

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© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. The nutritional value of nauplii and metanauplii I of Artemia enriched with microalgae as food for freshwater prawn larvae (Macrobrachium americanum) was tested. The larvae were fed with three different diets consisting of Artemia nauplii (D1), Artemia metanauplii I enriched with Tetraselmis suecica (D2), and Artemia metanauplii I enriched with Chaetoceros calcitrans (D3) from zoea (Z)II. Growth showed differences since the third week, and the highest and lowest growth was observed with D3 and D1, respectively. The first metamorphosis to post-larvae appeared with treatment D3 at 9 weeks. Survival showed differences at the first week with D1 and D3 treatments, and D2 showed the best survival up to week 4. From the sixth week to the end, treatment D3 reached the highest survival. With treatments D1 and D2, all larvae died at the 9th and 10th week, respectively. D3 was the most effective of the three diets.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1001-1015
Number of pages899
JournalAquaculture International
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2018


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