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  1. Growth Rate of a Hibuna Goldfish and How Its Diet Will Affect It Study done by Alec LaLone

  2. The question? • What diet will have the greatest impact of the Hibuna Goldfish’s growth rate? • Herbacious? • Omnivorous? • Carnivorous?

  3. Purpose • Determine the best diet to increase the growth rate of the Hibuna Goldfish CarassiusAuratus.

  4. Hypothesis • It can be inferred the carnivorous diet will yield the best results.

  5. Background Information • Crucian Carp evolved into the Common Goldfish, or Hibuna in Japanese, through years of breeding • Goldfish were brought to North America in the late 1900’s

  6. CarassiusAuratus • 12” long • Can live over 10 years. • Hardiness, quick growth, and resiliency make the Hibuna an ideal species for experimentation.

  7. Methodology • 9 common goldfish; large, medium, small • Three 10 gallon tanks • Three Cartridge Filters • Three fish to a tank • Thin layer of gravel on bottom

  8. Omnivorous Diet – flake food containing main ingredients of: fish meal, dried yeast, ground brown rice, shrimp meal, soybean meal, and algae meal • Carnivorous Diet - combination of Omega One Mysis Shrimp (freeze dried Mysis Shrimp and Vitamin E Supplement), Krill (freeze dried Krill and Vitamin E Supplement), meal worms, and small earth worms. • Herbaceous Diet – Omega One Veggie Green Seaweed. (100% Dried Seaweed) • Each fish was fed three times a day, morning, afternoon, and night. • 0.4 grams of the given food.

  9. Data/Results

  10. Discussion • Concluded the Carnivorous Diet yielded greatest results • Other Studies focused more on ingredients of diet. • Error Analysis: • Dry massing the fish • Fish eating entire amount of food

  11. References • Bandyopadhyay, P. Swain, S. Mishra, S. (2004). Growth and dietary utilisation in goldfish (Carassiusauratus Linn.) fed diets formulated with various local agro-produces. Bioresource Technology 96. Pages 731–740. • Blair, T. Castell, J. Neil, S. D’Abramo, L. Cahu, C. Harmon, P. Ogunmoye, K. Evaluation of microdiets versus live feeds on growth, survival and fatty acid composition of larval haddock. Aquaculture 225. Pages 451–461. • Bristol Aquarists' Society. ( January 2001). COMMON GOLDFISH AND LONDON SHUBUNKIN. Retrieved on January 7, 2011 from • http://www.bristol-aquarists.org.uk/goldfish/common/common.htm • Common Goldfish, from Wikipedia. Retrieved on January 7, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_goldfish • Common Gold Fish, Gold Fish Care In Your Aquarium. Aquarium Fish Tips. Retrieved on January 7, 2011 from • http://www.aquarium-fish-tips.com/common-gold-fish.html • Crucian carp, its habitats, characteristics, fishing methods and techniques. (2004). Retrieved on January 7, 2011 from • http://www.allfishingbuy.com/Fish-Species/Carp-Crucian.htm • David Brough. (1998). Common Goldfish. Retrieved on January 7, 2011 from • http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/goldfish/CommonGoldfish.php#Size • Hansen, A. Roselund, G. Karlsen, O. Koppe, W. Hemre, G. (2009) Total replacement of fish meal with plant proteins in diets for Atlantic Cod (Gadusmorhua L. I – Effects on growth and protein retention. National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. Aquaculture 272. Pages 599–611. • Kestemont, P. (1995). Influence of feed supply, temperature and body size on the growth of goldfish Carassiusauratuslarvae. Aquaculture 272. Pages 341–349. • Steve Hopkins. (2007). The Lowly Hibuna. Retrieved on January 7, 2011 from • http://www.raingarden.us/hibuna.htm