Culture of the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas

Rico-Martinez, R.; Dodson, SI.

Aquaculture 1052: 191-199

1992


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-8486
DOI: 10.1016/0044-8486(92)90130-d
Accession: 002062989

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Abstract
Optimum conditions for raising the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas were identified. A temperature of 30 °C and a food concentration of 107 cells/ml of the alga Chlorella vulgaris were identified as the most suitable conditions for culture of this rotifer. Maximum production was 81 080 rotifers/1 day-1. The size and growth rate of four different strains of B. calyciflorus were determined. This variation among strains gives this species an advantage over other species in its use as food for larval fish of different sizes because different size strains can be used as food for different sized larval fish.