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Effects of increased feeding frequency on growth of hybrid bluegill in ponds

North American Journal of Aquaculture

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DOI: 10.1577/A05-066.1

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Abstract

Increased feeding frequency has been used in aquaculture to increase growth and food conversion efficiency, and recent laboratory studies have indicated that feeding frequency could be used to reduce the size variation within groups of hybrid bluegills (F1: male bluegill Lepomis macrochirus x female green sunfish L. cyanellus). Our experiment evaluated the growth of pond-reared hybrid bluegills fed equal amounts of food either once or four times per day. We were particularly interested in reducing the size variation and increasing the percentage of harvestable-size fish (???110 g). After 194 d, there was no significant effect of feeding frequency on growth, food conversion efficiency, size variation, or percentage of harvestable-size fish.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of increased feeding frequency on growth of hybrid bluegill in ponds
Series title:
North American Journal of Aquaculture
DOI:
10.1577/A05-066.1
Volume
68
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
North American Journal of Aquaculture
First page:
313
Last page:
316
Number of Pages:
4