Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2009
Publication Date: 3/1/2009
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.