Survival of monosex grass carp in small ponds

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Little information is available on the survival of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in ponds &mdash especially on the survival of fry to large fingerling stage, during the time when the most mortality would be expected. Development of monosex (all female) grass carp at the Fish Farming Experimental Station by the technique of artificial gynogenesis (Stanley et al. 1975) enabled us to observe survival to the large fingersling stage under several stocking densities and pond conditions. These limited observations, made incidentally to other studies, may provide clues for the development of management techniques to reduce mortality. Monosex fry were used in these observations, but there is no reason to suppose that survival of bisexual fry would have been different.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Survival of monosex grass carp in small ponds
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1977)39[184:SOMGCI]2.0.CO;2
Volume 39
Issue 4
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publisher location Philadelphia, PA
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center
Description 1 p.
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First page 184
Last page 184
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