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Rotifer Production (as a First Feed Item) for Intensive Finfish Larviculture


600-105 (CNRE-61P)

Authors as Published

Brendan Delbos, State Aquaculture Coordinator; Michael H. Schwarz, Director, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Reza Ovissipour, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center; and Mr. Steve Urick, Hatchery Manager, Virginia Seafood AREC

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Live feeds are an integral component in the cultivation of most marine finfish species during larval stages. The first live feed that has demonstrated acceptability for most marine species, and which can typically be raised on a commercial scale, is the rotifer Brachionous spp. This publication is a review of culture and enrichment of rotifers for application as a first live feed in aquaculture hatcheries.


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Publication Date

August 30, 2019