Effects of salinity on the growth and nutrient retention in silver perch, Bidyanus bidyanus (Mitchell 1838) (Teraponidae)

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Author(s)

  • G. Kibria
  • D. Nugegoda
  • R. Fairclough
  • P. Lam

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Ichthyology
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Abstract

The silver perch, Bidyanus bidyanus, is a native Australian fresh-water fish of the highest aquaculture potential. The species is known to tolerate a certain extent of salinity. Silver perch juveniles were fed a commercial diet (45% protein) and reared at salinities 0, 4, 8 and 12 in order to assess weight gain, specific growth rate (SGR), food conversion ratio (FCR) and nutrient retention at these four salinities. Fish reared at salinity 4 (P <0.05) showed the best weight gain, SGR, FCR and a significantly better performance. Nitrogen and phosphorus retention were also significantly better in fish reared at salinity 4 (P <0.05). © 1999 Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin.

Citation Format(s)

Effects of salinity on the growth and nutrient retention in silver perch, Bidyanus bidyanus (Mitchell 1838) (Teraponidae). / Kibria, G.; Nugegoda, D.; Fairclough, R. et al.
In: Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1999, p. 132-134.

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