Authors: Gülsen TİMUR, Metin TİMUR, İsmail İ. TURNA, Ayşegül KUBİLAY, Ramazan İKİZ
Abstract: Oligochaeta worm Tubifex sp., one of the best alive food for aquarium fish, has been cultured in the still water system. The worms were grown on three different substrates. The first substrate contained 50% fresh cow manure, 25% lake sand, and 25% garden soil. The second substrate contained 75% fresh cow manure and 25% lake sand. The third substrate contained 75% fresh cow manure and 25% garden soil. Growth and fecundity were observed in the three substrates. However, the highest growth nate, cocoon number and fecundity were found with the substratum containing 75% fresh cowmanure and 25% garden soil.
Keywords: Tubifex, Tubificidae Culture, Coccon.