The upper lethal temperature and temperature resistance for the different stages ofTilapia nilotica L. was determined.
The temperature resistance of both the early larval stages (13–32 mm long) and adults (>90 mm) is less than that of the fry stage (35–80 mm). The median resistance time of the larval stages being more than that of adults.
While the median resistance time of the early larval stages is not affected by an increase of acclimation temperature (up to 35°C), that of the fry stage increases with increase of acclimation temperature. However, acclimation at temperatures higher than 35°C causes a marked increase in the median resistance time of both the larval and fry stages.
The upper lethal temperature - which was determined by increasing the temperature at a rate of 1dgC per day - of both the early larval stages and adults is lower than that of the fry stage.
Sudden and large changes of high temperatures will not affectTilapia nilotica at any stage.
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Bishai, H.M. Resistance of Tilapia nilotica L. to high temperatures. Hydrobiologia 25, 473–488 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00838508
- Heat Resistance
- Heat Tolerance
- Young Fish
- Lethal Temperature
- Early Larval Stage