Effects of salinity, commercial salts, and water type on cultivation of the cryptophyte microalgae Rhodomonas salina and the calanoid Copepod Acartia tonsa

Per Meyer Jepsen*, Christina V. Thoisen, Thibaut Carron-Cabaret, Aleix Pinyol Gallemi, Søren L. Nielsen, Benni W. Hansen

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Abstract

Marine aquaculture facilities positioned far from the sea need access to seawater (SW); hence, commercial salts are often the chosen solution. In marine hatcheries, most fish larvae require live feed (zooplankton) that are in turn fed with microalgae. The objective of this research was to investigate the applicability of commercial salts and clarify the potential effects on the cultivation of the microalga Rhodomonas salina and the copepod Acartia tonsa. Three commercial salts were tested, Red Sea Salt (RS), Red Sea – Coral Pro Salt (CP), and Blue Treasure Salt. R. salina was cultured at salinities of 10, 20, and 30 psu resulting in equal growth rates at salinities 20 and 30 in SW and RS mixed with deionized (DI) water. The optimum salinity for R. salina was 29 psu. For A. tonsa eggs, we observed highest hatching success in 30 psu with CP or RS mixed with DI water. The egg hatching success was not affected by salinities 15–40 and optimal hatching was obtained at 27 psu. Results confirm it was possible to use commercial salts for rearing of both R. salina and A. tonsa, widening the application of these species for aquaculture facilities without access to SW.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the World Aquaculture Society
Volume50
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)104-118
ISSN0893-8849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Commercial salts
  • Development stage progession
  • Optimal algal growth
  • Optimal copepod egg hatching success
  • Salinity

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Jepsen, Per Meyer ; Thoisen, Christina V. ; Carron-Cabaret, Thibaut ; Pinyol Gallemi, Aleix ; Nielsen, Søren L. ; Hansen, Benni W. / Effects of salinity, commercial salts, and water type on cultivation of the cryptophyte microalgae Rhodomonas salina and the calanoid Copepod Acartia tonsa. In: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 2019 ; Vol. 50, No. 1. pp. 104-118.
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Effects of salinity, commercial salts, and water type on cultivation of the cryptophyte microalgae Rhodomonas salina and the calanoid Copepod Acartia tonsa. / Jepsen, Per Meyer; Thoisen, Christina V.; Carron-Cabaret, Thibaut; Pinyol Gallemi, Aleix; Nielsen, Søren L.; Hansen, Benni W.

In: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2019, p. 104-118.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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