A simple and low-cost recirculating aquaculture system for the production of arapaima juveniles

Andrew Mark Burton, Edwin Moncayo Calderero, Ricardo Ernesto Burgos Moran, Rogelio Lumbes Anastacio Sánchez, Ulises Tiberio Avendaño Villamar, Nelson Guillermo Ortega Torres

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A simple and low-cost recirculating system (RAS) for production of arapaima  (Arapaima gigas) juveniles is described. Twenty arapaima fry (mean 13.0 cm, 12.0 g) were housed in three production tanks and fed a high HUFA diet resulting in 90% of fry successfully progressing to juveniles (mean 17.4 cm long; 40.2 g). The fish were then reared for a further 72 days fed on commercial extruded pellet feed achieving a mean length of 42.6 cm and 656.6 g. The simple and low-cost RAS holds good potential for production of arapaima juveniles. 



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