Year 2022, Volume 7, Issue 3

Year : 2022
Volume : 7
Issue : 3
Authors : Daniela Cristiana ALEXANDRESCU, Mioara COSTACHE, Loredana Beatrice NEAGU FRĂSIN
Abstract : In Romania, although the importance of live food in fish feeding is known, unfortunately, the results obtained so far have not materialized through their application in fish production units, the realization of such crops being a sporadic activity and concentrated almost exclusively at the level of fish research units. The main objective was to identify native species of protozoa, rotifers, copepods, cladoceres and aquatic philopods that are suitable for intensive cultivation, in order to achieve crops for biomass production and the development of cultivation technologies accessible to production units that have as specific production of juveniles from various species of fish. The research did not explicitly aim at inventing new techniques or cultivation facilities, the literature being very rich in this respect and most of them already having, internationally, an industrial character, but the use and adaptation of existing ones to native species and to the technological conditions in Romania. The advantages of creating zooplankton culture systems are numerous, of which the most important can be mentioned: independence from weather conditions, the possibility of scheduling biomass production, depending on technological needs, the possibility to correlate the size of the chicks with that of the live food provided. Internationally, intensive crops of organisms that serve as food for fish larvae and chicks are widely practiced, in recent years developing a branch of aquaculture that deals only with them.
For citation : Alexandrescu, D.C., Costache, M., Neagu Frăsin, L. B. (2022). Research on live food production for fish. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 7. Issue No. 3 pp. 31-38. DOI: 10.7251/AGRENG2203031A
Keywords : live food, fish, feeding, Romania
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