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The effect of feeding regime on growth, locomotor activity pattern and the development of food anticipatory activity in greenback flounder

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Chen, WM and Purser, GJ, The effect of feeding regime on growth, locomotor activity pattern and the development of food anticipatory activity in greenback flounder, Journal of Fish Biology, 58, (1) pp. 177-187. ISSN 0022-1112 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1006/jfbi.2000.1435

Abstract

The mean final weight of juvenile greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina fed a single daily meal during the scotophase was lower than that of groups fed continuously or fed twelve, six, three or one meal during the photophase. Final weight did not differ among the latter five groups. Size variation in all groups of fish decreased during the course of the trial over 120 days. Groups assigned to a higher frequency (and hence a longer total daily meal duration) of daily meals were less active during mealtime. A distinct food anticipatory effect was observed in the groups of fish receiving a single daily meal during either photophase or scotophase, and also developed before at least one meal in the group of fish fed three meals per day. © 2001 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Chen, WM (Mr Wei Min Chen)
Author:Purser, GJ (Associate Professor John Purser)
ID Code:21340
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-06-12
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