||International Study on Artemia XXII: Nutrition in Aquatic Toxicology--Diet Quality of Geographical Strains of the Brine Shrimp, Artemia.
Beck, A. D. ;
Bengtson, D. A. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Nutritive value ;
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A reference and four geographical strains of brine shrimp (Artemia spp.) nauplii were evaluated as diets for the larvae of a marine fish, the Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia). The survival of fish fed the various strains was significantly different and ranged from 82 to 57 percent. Previous related studies had evaluated five other geographical strains fed to both fishes and invertebrates utilized in toxicological studies at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laboratory in Narragansett, R.I. Significant differences in survival and growth, related to diet, were also found in these species. The effects on survival and growth of M. menidia are related to the size of the nauplii. Use of a standard geographical strain of Artemia is recommended for the diet of aquatic animals utilized in toxicological studies.