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Effects of different diets on population growth and fatty acids composition in cyclopoid copepod Acanthocyclops trajani (Mirabdullayev and Defaye, 2002): A potential supplementary live food for freshwater fish larvae
R. Rahmati, A. Esmaeili Fereidouni *, A. Rouhi, N. Agh
Sari Natural Resources University , sohrabesmaeili70@gmail.com
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This study compared the efficacy of different diets on the population density, specific growth rate, doubling time, and fatty acids composition of the freshwater cyclopoid copepod Acanthocyclops trajani. The experimental diets consisted of fresh binary microalgae (Scenedesmus obliquus+Spirulina maxima), dry binary microalgae (S. obliquus+S. maxima), dry Gracilaria corticata, and mixed dry vegetables (including spinage, coriander, and parsley). Results have showed that the highest population growth rate (0.145), mean density (1445 ind L-1), and the shortest doubling time (4.76 d) have been obtained in copepods fed on dry binary microalgal diet. The amounts of fatty acids in A. trajani could be modified by feeding copepod with different diets. The amount of C22: 6n-3 (DHA) was significantly higher in copepods fed dry binary microalgae (3.75±1.08 %) compared to the other diets. This cyclopoid copepod had higher levels of EPA and DHA than those in corresponding diets, suggesting that the A. trajani is probably able to accumulate EFA (essential fatty acid). This study indicates the potential of using specifically dry microalgae to improve the nutritional composition in copepods as a suitable supplementary live food for freshwater fish larvae.
Keywords: Acanthocyclops trajani, Specific growth rate, Doubling time, Fatty acid, Live food.
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Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: aquaculture
Received: 2018/06/25 | Accepted: 2018/08/20
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Rahmati R, Esmaeili Fereidouni A, Rouhi A, Agh N. Effects of different diets on population growth and fatty acids composition in cyclopoid copepod Acanthocyclops trajani (Mirabdullayev and Defaye, 2002): A potential supplementary live food for freshwater fish larvae. IJFS. 2020; 19 (3) :1447-1462
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