publication . Article . 2016

A simple and low-cost recirculating aquaculture system for the production of arapaima juveniles

Burton, Andrew Mark; Moncayo Calderero, Edwin; Burgos Moran, Ricardo Ernesto; Anastacio Sánchez, Rogelio Lumbes; Avendaño Villamar, Ulises Tiberio; Ortega Torres, Nelson Guillermo;
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  • Published: 09 Nov 2016 Journal: Revista Internacional de Investigación y Docencia (issn: 2445-1711, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: CEMP
A simple and low-cost recirculating system (RAS) for production of arapaima  (Arapaima gigas) juveniles is described. Twenty arapaima fry (mean 13.0 cm, 12.0 g) were housed in three production tanks and fed a high HUFA diet resulting in 90% of fry successfully progressing to juveniles (mean 17.4 cm long; 40.2 g). The fish were then reared for a further 72 days fed on commercial extruded pellet feed achieving a mean length of 42.6 cm and 656.6 g. The simple and low-cost RAS holds good potential for production of arapaima juveniles. 
free text keywords: ciencias de la vida; acuicultura
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