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Title: Studies on captive breeding and larval rearing of clown fish [a1], Amphiprion sebae (Bleeker, 1853) using estuarine water
Authors: Kumar, T T Ajith
Setu, Subodh Kant
Murugesan, P
Balasubramanian, T
Keywords: Clown fish [a4]
Amphiprion sebae
estuarine water
captive breeding
larval rearing
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: An attempt was made to study the captive breeding and larval rearing of Amphiprion sebae by using estuarine water. Sub-adults of the anemone fish [a2], A. sebae were procured from the traders with the size range of 4-6cm and acclimatized to captive condition. After 2 months of acclimatization [a3], pair was formed. At the end of 4th month, the fishes were spawned. After 6-8 days of incubation hatching took place and the larvae metamorphosed in 15-18 days. Rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis and Artemia nauplii were fed to the larvae gave a maximum survival rate. Total larval survival in the present study was 55%. The babies reached the marketable size in 3 months.
Page(s): 114-119
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Source:IJMS Vol.39(1) [March 2010]

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