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Imanpour M, Nemati M, Afshar H, Roohi Z. Effects of stocking density and feeding frequency on the growth parameters and hematocrit of the Rutilus rutilus caspicus juvenile. nbr. 2018; 5 (1) :45-52
URL: http://nbr.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3036-en.html
Gorgan university of Agricultural science and Natrual science
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Feeding frequency and stocking density are important factors affecting growth and maturation of cultured fishes. The aims of this investigation were to determine the effects of stocking density (10, 20, 30 and 40 fish per aquarium) and feeding frequency (2, 3 and 4 times per day) on growth parameters and hematocrit of the Rutilus rutilus caspicus. The experiment was continued for 45 days in two replicates. The results of this study showed that growth parameters, including weigh gain (WG), feed conversion ratio (FCR) and specific growth rate (SGR) were affected significantly by stocking density (P<0.05), but not significantly affected by feeding frequency (P>0.05). The highest WG and SGR were recorded with the lowest stocking density (10 fish / aquarium). The least FCR was obtained in density of 10 fish/aquarium, FCR value was significantly higher with high stocking density (P<0.05). Also, interactions between stocking density and feeding frequency were no significant on growth parameters (P>0.05). Density and feeding frequency hand no significant effect of hematocrit concentration (P>0.05). On the other hand, interactions between stocking density and feeding frequency significantly affected hematocrit levels (P<0.05). The lowest level of hematocrit was observed in density of 10 fish/aquarium at two times / day feeding frequency. The results of this study indicated that density is significantly affected the growth, but increasing of feeding frequency there is not effect on growth in the Rutilus rutilus caspicus.
 
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Cell and Molecular Biology
Received: 2017/12/24 | Revised: 2018/06/30 | Accepted: 2017/12/16 | Published: 2018/06/10 | ePublished: 2018/06/10

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