Comparing the capacity of five different dietary treatments to optimise growth and nutritional composition in two scleractinian corals
Developing an optimal heterotrophic feeding regime has the potential to improve captive coral growth and health. This study evaluated the efficacy of three exogenous diets: Artemia nauplii (ART), a commercially available coral diet (Reef Roids) (RR), and a novel, micro-bound diet (ATF), against...
5種環境 餵食方式 比較各種骨 生長速度
- Artemia nauplii (ART): Hatched daily. (0.05 g tank-1 DW).
- Artificial (ATF): a sodium alginate-bound formulated diet developed at AIMS (Commercial in confidence formulation, details not provided). (0.05 g tank-1 DW).
- Control (CTL): Flow-through ultra-filtered (0.04 μm) seawater with no additives sourced from Cleveland Bay (lat: -19°155.83’S, long: 146°88.116’E).
- Unfiltered (RAW): Unfiltered seawater sourced from Cleveland Bay (lat: -19°155.83’S, long: 146°88.116’E) subjected to a hydro-cyclone filtration only. (Unfiltered seawater constitutes a natural source of dissolved nutrients, SPM, and microbiota, which represent potential coral food sources )
- Reef Roids (RR): A commercially available aquarium diet (PolypLab, USA). (0.05 g tank-1 DW)
成熟菌群 乾淨水質 沒餵食