Aquaculture of Marine Ornamental Species, Year 02
July 1, 2000
|Hawaii||$104,135||Oceanic Institute and Waikiki Aquarium||A. Ostrowski and B. Carlson|
The Oceanic Institute
- Objective 1. Maintain centralized broodstock populations of yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) and flame angelfish (Centropyge loriculus).
- Objective 2. Examine natural spawning of yellow tang. Determine the usefulness of hormones to induce spawning.
- Objective 3. Expand existing flame angelfish populations, and determine appropriate husbandry conditions for optimum natural spawning.
- Objective 4. Compare various live food organisms as first-feeds for angelfish, yellow tang, and/or other identified larvae.
- Objective 5. Determine the usefulness of treated water in culture of ornamental larvae, and examine interactions of microbial populations on overall growth and survival of larvae.
The Waikiki Aquarium
- Objective 1. Collect and identify wild zooplankton species from in-shore waters in South Oahu.
- Objective 2. Determine uptake rate, survival and growth of flame angelfish larvae, and/or other available species fed wild zooplankton.