Survival Rate and Growth of Fighting Fish Larvae (Betta splendens Regan) Fed on Various Live Foods

T. Budiardi, T. Nursyams, Agus Oman Sudrajat

Abstract


Larval of fighting fish (Betta splendens Regan) requires precise live foods for its growth and survival. In this experiment, fish larvae were fed on either Paramecium + Artemia, Paramecium + Artemia + Tubifex, Paramecium + Moina, or Paramecium + Moina + Tubifex. The fish were fed Paramecium from day-2 till day-7 after hatching. There after, the live food was changed according to the treatments till day-28.  Results showed that fish fed on Paramecium + Artemia significantly had the highest total length (12.63 mm) than other treatments (11.86 mm). On the other hand, survival rate of fish had no significant affected by the treatments.

Keywords: fighting fish, Betta splendens, Paramecium, Moina, Artemia, Tubifex, larvae

 

ABSTRAK

Larva ikan betta (Betta splendens Regan) membutuhkan jenis pakan alami yang tepat bagi kelangsungan hidup dan pertumbuhannya. Pada penelitian ini, larva ikan diberi pakan berupa Paramecium + Artemia, Paramecium + Artemia + Tubifex, Paramecium + Moina, atau Paramecium + Moina + Tubifex.  Ikan diberi pakan pakan berupa Paramecium dari hari ke-2 hingga hari ke-7. Setelah itu, pemberian pakan alami diubah berdasarkan masing-masing perlakuan hingga hari ke-28.  Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ikan yang diberi pakan Paramecium + Artemia memiliki tubuh secara signifikan lebih panjang (12,63 mm) dibandingkan perlakuan lainnya (11,86 mm).  Sementara itu, kelangsungan hidup tidak dipengatuhi oleh perlakuan.

Kata kunci: ikan betta, Betta splendens, Paramecium, Moina, Artemia, Tubifex, larva


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.19027/jai.4.13-16


 
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