Comparison of iodine and glutaraldehyde as surface disinfectants for red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) and white sea bream (Diplodus sargus sargus) eggs

TitleComparison of iodine and glutaraldehyde as surface disinfectants for red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) and white sea bream (Diplodus sargus sargus) eggs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKatharios, P, Agathaggelou A, Paraskevopoulos S, Mylonas CC
JournalAquaculture Research
Volume38
Issue5
Pages527 - 536
KeywordsDiplodus sargus sargus, Fish egg disinfection, Glutaraldehyde, Iodine, Pagrus pagrus, Sparids
Abstract

The efficacy of iodine and glutaraldehyde as fish egg surface disinfectants were assessed in red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) and white sea bream (Diplodus sargus sargus) eggs, two species of interest for Mediterranean aquaculture. Iodine was effective in reducing the bacterial load of the 1-day-old eggs when applied at 50 mg L-1 for 5 min. The same concentration did not cause any significant change in hatching success or survival of the larvae for the first 5 days. Glutaraldehyde failed to reduce the bacterial load of the fish eggs at concentrations that were safe for the eggs (100 mg L-1 for 5 min), as it had a significant effect in preventing hatching of the developed embryo. Disinfecting 0-day-old eggs with iodine resulted in a significant reduction of hatching percentage, while larval survival thereafter was unaffected. The results of the present study suggest that iodine may be an appropriate egg disinfectant for both red porgy and white sea bream. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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