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Investigations into the potential for mixed cultures of banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis, sea mullet Mugil cephalus and rabbitfish Siganus nebulosus for bioremediation of aquaculture waste

Palmer, P.J., Morrison, C., Rutherford, B.W. and Pledger, B.K.D. (2005) Investigations into the potential for mixed cultures of banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis, sea mullet Mugil cephalus and rabbitfish Siganus nebulosus for bioremediation of aquaculture waste. In: Project Report QO04018. Wastewater remediation options for prawn farms. Aquaculture Industry Development Initiative 2002-04. Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, pp. 40-49.

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Abstract

To experimentally investigate the potential of mixed species polycultures for bioremediation of nutrient rich prawn farm effluent, a series of experiments was performed with banana prawns Penaeus (Fenneropenaeus) merguiensis, sea mullet Mugil cephalus and rabbitfish Siganus nebulosus to determine their compatibilities during particular life stages. Rabbitfish demonstrated a high tendency to prey upon banana prawn juveniles when no other food was available. Mullet of various sizes did not appear to prey upon banana prawn postlarvae (PL16) or juveniles in a fed or unfed environment. The study confirms the good potential for mullet and banana prawn polycultures.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland
Keywords:Banana prawns; mullet; rabbitfish; predation; wastewater.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > Mariculture
Science > Science (General)
Deposited On:04 Aug 2011 05:29
Last Modified:03 Apr 2019 03:31

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