Food and Feeding Habits of Aquaculture Candidate a Potential Crustacean of Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus Vannamei, South East Coast of India
Varadharajan D* and Pushparajan N
Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Varadharajan D
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, TamilNadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 23, 2012; Accepted Date: November 10, 2012; Published Date: November 20, 2012
Citation: Varadharajan D, Pushparajan N (2013) Food and Feeding Habits of Aquaculture Candidate a Potential Crustacean of Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei, South East Coast of India. J Aquac Res Development 4:161 doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000161
Copyright: © 2013 Varadharajan D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The foods are very essential of any organisms, basically its needs for growth, existence and culture aspects. Study of food and feeding habits of L. vannamei have manifold importance in fishery biology. The shrimp aquaculture has appeared in the last two decades primarily as a live holding and marketing strategy, to bring certainty to supply of high value L. vannamei. Still a number of species of marine shrimp are edible, the biggest and most highly esteemed species suitable for coastal aquaculture. Shrimp farmers also need to know how much feed their livestock have actually consumed but this can be difficult to judge and also the successful farming a detailed knowledge about the food and feeding habit is essential. The analysis of gut contents of L. vannamei provides information about particular shrimp in the ecosystem.