Leptocephalus eel larvae will feed in aquaria

Noritaka Mochioka, Masashi Iwamizu, Takeshi Kanda

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Premetamorphosing larvae of Muraenesox cinereus (Muraenesocidae) and Conger myriaster (Congridae), caught and kept alive in aquaria, repeatedly bit pieces out of a lump of squid paste. By coloring the paste with Brilliant Red, ingestion and defecation were clearly seen through the transparent gut. The paste is not their natural food, but nevertheless a possible food item for rearing eels from eggs; most previous efforts have failed inasmuch as the larvae have starved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Biology of Fishes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science


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