Project Details

Aquaculture of Marine Ornamental Species, Year 03

July 1, 2001

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $102,325 Oceanic Institute and Waikiki Aquarium R. Shields and C. Hunter

Overall Project Goal:

Develop and transfer innovative culture technologies for high value ornamental fish and invertebrate species.

Oceanic Institute

  1. Maintain and expand centralized broodstock populations of yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) and flame angelfish (Centropyge loriculus).
  2. Evaluate the effects of harem size on reproductive activity and spawning performance of angelfish broodstock.
  3. Determine appropriate stocking densities and sex ratio for yellow tang broodstock.
  4. Test pilot scale rearing system for mass production of angelfish fry.

Waikiki Aquarium

Determine uptake rate, survival and growth of angelfish and yellow tang larvae, and/or other available species fed wild zooplankton collected from in-shore waters in South Oahu.

Progress Report