The nutrient content and the release of nutrients from fish food and faeces

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Author(s)

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

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Journal / PublicationHydrobiologia
Volume357
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The fish food and faeces were fractionated into the different components of phosphorus and nitrogen. There was a rapid release of phosphorus from the fish food and faeces and a decrease thereafter whereas ammonium release was slow at first with the rate increasing with time. Both temperature and pH affected the release of nutrients from fish food and faeces. The release of phosphorus and nitrogen was higher at higher temperatures. The maximum release of phosphorus was at pH 4.0 whereas nitrogen release was maximum at neutral (7.0) to alkaline (10.0) media.

Research Area(s)

  • Faeces, Fish food, Nitrogen, Nutrient, Phosphorus

Citation Format(s)

The nutrient content and the release of nutrients from fish food and faeces. / Kibria, G.; Nugegoda, D.; Fairclough, R. et al.
In: Hydrobiologia, Vol. 357, 19.12.1997, p. 165-171.

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