ABSTRACT: This study aims to determine the right type of feed during the transition to the larvae feed or age-14 days so as to increase the growth and survival of featherfin squeaker (Synodontis eupterus) larvae.The larvae had average length of 0,67 cm with average weight of 0,003 g derived from Research and Development Instituted of Ornamental fish, Depok,West Java. The larvae were fed ad satiation with Artemia sp. and Tubifex sp. The results indicated that the highest specific growth rate of larvae fed with Tubifex sp. three times a day reach 22,47 ± 2,93%. Highest survival rate of featherfin squeaker larvae with Artemia sp. three times a day reach 99,56 ± 0,77%. Based on the analysis of variance showed that the different feeding significantly (P<0,05) on the specific growth rate of featherfin squeaker larvae and not significant (P>0,05) on survival of featherfin squeaker larvae. Tubifex sp. has a high nutrient content, easy to digest, and a distinctive fishy smell so it was able of attracting larvae to consume and increase the growth of featherfin squeaker larvae.
Penulis: Dodi Hermawan, Mustahal, Asep Permana, Leliana Junitasari
Kode Jurnal: jppertaniandd150822