Project Details

Aquaculture of Marine Ornamental Species, Year 01

July 1, 1999

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $117,735 Oceanic Institute, University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service, and Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center A. Ostrowski, C. Tamaru, and D. Harris

A. The Oceanic Institute

  1. Establish broodstock populations of yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) and flame angelfish (Centropyge loriculus), or other angelfish for project use.
  2. Compare various live food organisms as first-feeds for larvae.
  3. Conduct semi-intensive, “brown” water mesocosm trials and determine live food preferences of larvae.

B. The University of Hawaii and UH Sea Grant - Finfish

  1. Compare rotifer and semi-intensive, “green” water mesocosm systems for culture of larvae.
  2. Identify other fish species adaptable to “green” water systems.
  3. Perform mass culture trials with identified species using, initially, a “green water” mesocosm, with transition onto nutritionally-enhanced rotifers.

C. The Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center

  1. Establish broodstock populations of Clown coris (Coris gaimard) or other wrasse.
  2. Develop methods for wild zooplankton collection.
  3. Conduct larval rearing trials if larvae and zooplankton are available.

D. The University of Hawaii and UH Sea Grant – Invertebrates

  1. Establish broodstock colonies of feather-duster worms (Sabellastarte sanctijosephi) and trocophore collection techniques) at chosen farm facilities.
  2. Develop methods to settle and culture metamorphosed worms.
  3. Describe growth rates and stages of development.