Feeding behaviors of three tropical scleractinian corals in captivity SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Feeding behaviors of three tropical scleractinian corals in captivity
Author(s)
Kuanui, Pataporn; Chavanich, Suchana; Viyakarn, Voranop; Park, Heung Sik; Omori, Makoto
KIOST Author(s)
Park, Heung Sik(박흥식)
Publication Year
2016
Abstract
This study examined the capture rates and prey digestion of three corals species in two genera (Acropora and Pocillopora) found dominantly in Thailand and the Federated States of Micronesia using Artemia salina nauplii as a food source. In addition, feeding during day and night times of corals was investigated. Results showed that all three coral species, namely, Acropora millepora, Acropora nobilis, and Pocillopora damicornis captured and consumed A. salina nauplii under both light and dark conditions. The capture rates of the three species ranged between 0.44 and 2.39 individuals/polyp/12 h. The results also showed complete digestions of A. salina nauplii by A. millepora and A. nobilis after 2 h, whereas P. damicornis took 2.5 h to complete the prey digestion. Even though feeding corals with Artemia is not a novel implication since this is widely used, the results of optimum daily feeding frequency of corals by Artemia may be applied for optimum corals growth and survival in captivity or aquarium.
ISSN
0394-6975
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2082
DOI
10.1080/03946975.2015.1119006
Bibliographic Citation
TROPICAL ZOOLOGY, v.29, no.1, pp.1 - 9, 2016
Publisher
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Subject
GORGONIAN SOFT CORAL; STYLOPHORA-PISTILLATA; GALAXEA-FASCICULARIS; MONTASTREA-CAVERNOSA; MADRACIS-MIRABILIS; FIELD ENCLOSURE; PREY CAPTURE; HETEROTROPHY; FLOW; SARCOPHYTON
Keywords
sexual reproduction; feeding; Artemia salina; prey; captivity; Thailand; Federated States of Micronesia
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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