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Amphiascoides neglectus (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) as diet for aquarium corals cultured under laboratory condition

Hasnan, Hazwani H. and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Mohd. Azizi and Ahmad, Zuhairi and Wan Rasdi, Nadiah and Kassim, Zaleha (2019) Amphiascoides neglectus (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) as diet for aquarium corals cultured under laboratory condition. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society (AACL Bioflux), 12 (4). pp. 1125-1133. ISSN 1844-8143 E-ISSN 1844-9166

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Abstract

The main issue in coral aquaculture is the identification of suitable food that can speed up the growth and supply enough nutrients. While copepods can be found in coral ecosystem, the study of its contribution in coral growth is far from mature. A series of feeding experiment was therefore carried out to investigate the effect of copepod diet (Amphiascoides neglectus) on coral growth under laboratory conditions. The feeding of coral (Protopalythoa sp., a soft coral and Acropora sp.) on A. neglectus nauplii was examined for seven days to investigate the feeding preference time. Overall, there was no significant effect of feeding times between groups (am and pm) as shown by the F-test result where the p-value was p = 0.260 (p > 0.05). From tests of between-subjects effects, there was no significant difference of mean feeding on corals between two different feeding times (p = 0.312) regardless of day. The coral growth was measured (increase of size) for five weeks. Overall comparisons between two groups on different types of feeds (A. neglectus nauplii and mixed copepods) were analyzed over coral growth. There was no significant difference in growth as shown by the F-test where the p-value was p = 0.794 (p > 0.05). From tests of between-subjects effects, there was no significant difference in mean coral growth between two different types of copepods (p = 0.579) regardless of week. Results indicate the suitability of cultured copepod A. neglectus to maintain corals in captivity with less procedure and more cost effective

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7204/74680
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amphiascoides neglectus, aquarium coral, harpacticoid copepod, live feed
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Zaleha Kassim
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 10:37
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74680

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