Project Details

Aquaculture of Marine Ornamental Species, Year 02

July 1, 2000

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
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.