Richards R & Ablett RF (1980) Suitability of twenty-four-hour and forty-eight-hour unfed Artemia as an early foodstuff for '0' group Dover sole (Solea solea L.) production. Aquaculture, 19 (4), pp. 371-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/0044-8486%2880%2990085-X
A growth trial was conducted to assess the usefulness of two unfed Artemia nauplii regimes for ‘0' group Dover sole cultivation. San Francisco strain Artemia salina, harvested at either 24 h (30°C) and/or 48 h (23°C), were investigated with sole between day 20 and day 85 post spawning. At day 60, a proportion of the fish from each trial was weaned onto Lumbricillus spp., an oligochaete used as a second stage foodstuff at Hunterston, Scotland.
The results showed a pronounced growth increase in fish fed with 24-h Artemia compared to those reared on 48-h Artemia. Lumbricillus weaning produced a superior growth rate compared to both Artemia regimes, but had little effect on the growth differences established during Artemia feeding.
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