Aquaculture of Marine Ornamental Species, Year 03
July 1, 2001
|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.
- Maintain and expand centralized broodstock populations of yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) and flame angelfish (Centropyge loriculus).
- Evaluate the effects of harem size on reproductive activity and spawning performance of angelfish broodstock.
- Determine appropriate stocking densities and sex ratio for yellow tang broodstock.
- Test pilot scale rearing system for mass production of angelfish fry.
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