Effect of feeding frequency on the growth of the european mudminnow larvae (Umbra krameri Walbaum, 1792) reared in controlled conditions

F. Demény, M. Müllerné Trenovszki, S. Tatár, S. Sipos, B. Urbányi, T. Müller

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Abstract

Effects of feeding frequency were examined on European mudminnow larval growth (initial average total body length: 7.5 mm) under controlled rearing conditions. Two treatments were set in 3 replicates: „Group A”: fed with Artemia salina nauplii four times day-1 and “Group B”: fed with Artemia nauplii six times-1 day. At the end of the 21-day-long examination period significant differences (p<0.05) were found in the total length between the two groups. Average final total lengths were the followings in the groups: “A” 15.5 mm, „B” 16.6 mm. Average live weights of the fish in experimental groups reached 34.4±2.4g, and 44.4±1.4g at the end of the trial in groups A and B, respectively. At the end of the trial period larvae were suitable for stocking into natural waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-674
Number of pages5
JournalBulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Artemia
  • Stocking size
  • Umbridae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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