Culture performance of larval snakehead ( Channa striatus ) was examined in a three-phase feeding experiment. During Phase I, diet treatments included: no food (NF); formulated feed only (FF); live Artemia nauplii and decapsulated Artemia cysts (LA); decapsulated Artemia cysts only (DC); formulated feed plus live Artemia nauplii (FA); and formulated feed plus Artemia cysts (FC). Fish survivals during Phase I were, respectively, 82% (FA), 78% (LA), 46% (FC), 30% (DC), and 0% (NF, FF). Fish fed DC were longer and heavier than fish in the other treatments. Phase II was a transition period to wean fish onto formulated diets. During Phase III, only formulated feed was provided. Fish previously fed LA had significantly greater (P < 0.05) non-cannibalism mortalities than any other treatment. Fish previously fed FC were heavier than fish in other treatments. We concluded that snakehead could be trained to accept formulated feeds using either of the following methods:
This abstract was originally published in: doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(96)01378-6 . The article itself is published under the above title in Aquaculture . Volume 148, Issues 2-3 , 15 January 1997, Pages 105-113. The copyright of the text is still with the copy right owners in full amount.
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