Prevention of surface death of horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus) larvae by the addition of egg white and camphor grain to rearing water

Yandi I., ALTINOK İ.

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH, vol.43, no.8, pp.1065-1070, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2011.02909.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1065-1070
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


To prevent surface tension-related deaths in horse mackerel larvae, Trachurus mediterraneus, camphor grain (CG; 26 and 52 mg L-1 with and without ethanol) and chicken egg white (EW; 40 and 80 mu L L-1) were added to rearing water. Compared with the control groups, supplementation of EW (4080 mu L) and CG (52 mg L-1, dissolved in ethanol) significantly improved the survivals of horse mackerel larvae (P<0.05). At the end of the 10 days after hatching, the survival rates of EW-40 and EW-80 were 64% and 72% respectively. No clear correlation was found between surface tension and survival rate.