Arvedlund, M. and McCormick, M.I. and Ainsworth, T. (2000) Effects of photoperiod on growth of larvae and juveniles of the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 23(2), pp. 18-23.
Rearing of anemonefishes is now relatively routine compared to the culture of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) or angelfishes (Pomacanthidae). However, it is still a labor intensive, time intensive and expensive procedure. To reduce time and cost of rearing anemonefishes, experiments were undertaken to improve the methods for rearing Amphiprion melanopus. These experiments were conducted to determine the effect of the length of photoperiod on larval duration, growth to metamorphosis and early juvenile phase. Growth of larvae was significantly faster and the duration of the larval phase was significantly shorter, under a photoperiod of 16 hours light/8 hours dark, compared to the photoperiods of 12 hours light/12 hours dark and 24 hours light/0 hours dark.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Effects of photoperiod on growth of larvae and juveniles of the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 18-23|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Ornamental fish; Marine fish; Photoperiods; Growth; Amphiprion melanopus|
|Item ID: ||9068|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||01 Dec 2012 08:13|
|Last Modified: ||01 Dec 2012 08:13|
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