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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF LOW-SALINITY MARINE AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION

Location: Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center

Title: Artificial diets for juvenile queen conch: Studies examine algae content

Authors
item Garr, Ashley -
item Acosta-Salmon, Hector -
item Davis, Megan -
item Capo, Thomas -
item Riche, Martin

Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: February 10, 2009
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
Citation: Garr, A.L., Acosta-Salmon, H., Davis, M., Capo, T.R., Riche, M.A. 2009. Artificial diets for juvenile queen conch: Studies examine algae content. Global Aquaculture Advocate. 12(2):64-66.

Technical Abstract: Researchers at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University found juvenile queen conch fed diets containing added macroalgae had higher survival than a control given catfish feed only, but saw no significant difference in overall growth rates among the treatments. In a second experiment, juvenile conch fed catfish feed-based diets with added soy protein and fish oil did best on a diet with lower algae, soy and fish oil contents.

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