IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Khairil Jamal, Zainuddin, dan Muh.Yusri Karim
One of the problems in blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) hatchery is low survival rate of larvae, especially at the zoea and megalopa stages. This study aims to determine the optimum beta carotene dose on the survival rate of blue swimming crab larvae. The study was carried out at the crab hatchery in the Brackish Water Aquaculture Center (BPBAP), Galesong District, Takalar Regency, South Sulawesi. The crab larvae are maintained in a 40L plastic container filled with 24L of seawater (32ppt) salinity with density of 50 larvae/L.