You are not logged in.

Preliminary observations on the tank and pond culture of the glass eels of the Australian shortfin eel, Anguilla Australis Richardson

Ingram, B., Gooley, G., De Silva, Sena, Larkin, B. and Collins, R. 2001, Preliminary observations on the tank and pond culture of the glass eels of the Australian shortfin eel, Anguilla Australis Richardson, Aquaculture research, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 833-848, doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2109.2001.00620.x.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Preliminary observations on the tank and pond culture of the glass eels of the Australian shortfin eel, Anguilla Australis Richardson
Formatted title Preliminary observations on the tank and pond culture of the glass eels of the Australian shortfin eel, Anguilla Australis Richardson
Author(s) Ingram, B.
Gooley, G.
De Silva, SenaORCID iD for De Silva, Sena orcid.org/0000-0001-9381-2136
Larkin, B.
Collins, R.
Journal name Aquaculture research
Volume number 32
Issue number 10
Start page 833
End page 848
Publisher Blackwell Science Ltd
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2001-10
ISSN 1355-557X
1365-2109
Keyword(s) aquaculture
Anguillidae
Australia
diet
feeding
growth
survival
Summary There is expanding interest in the culture of the Australian shortfin eel Anguilla australis Richardson; however, there is a lack of fundamental biology and husbandry information necessary to further develop an industry within Australia. The present study was undertaken to gain a preliminary understanding of basic husbandry requirements for rearing of juvenile A. australis (glass eels and elvers) in tanks and earthen ponds. Newly caught glass eels were successfully acclimated to culture conditions. During tank culture trials, specific growth rates (SGR) and survival rates ranged from −2.1 to 2.8% day−1 and 52% to 100% respectively. Glass eels weaned onto a commercial eel diet exhibited a significantly greater SGR and survival rate than those weaned onto a commercial trout diet. Glass eels weaned onto an eel diet over a 15-day period grew slightly faster than eels weaned over a 5-day period, but survival rates were not significantly different for each treatment. SGRs (up to 2.8% day−1) were significantly higher for glass eels fed at 9 and 12% day−1 than at 6% day−1. Stocking densities between 2.5 kg m−3 and 30 kg m−3 did not influence either SGR or survival rates. SGRs were significantly higher for glass eels cultured at 25 °C than at lower temperatures. During pond culture trials, SGRs and survival rates ranged from 1.36 to 1.65% day−1 and 39% to 77% respectively. The SGR and survival rates of juvenile eels stocked into ponds receiving supplementary feeding with a commercial eel diet were not significantly different to those of eels stocked into ponds that did not receive supplementary feeding.
Language eng
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2109.2001.00620.x
Field of Research 070401 Aquaculture
Socio Economic Objective 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Blackwell Science Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008435

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Ecology and Environment
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 5 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 5 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 634 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 13 Oct 2008, 15:32:01 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.