Effect of Photoperiod on Growth and Feed Conversion of Juvenile Wild Carp, Cyprinus Carpio

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Because of the effect of photoperiod on physiological and biochemical processes in fish, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of manipulated photoperiod on growth, feed conversion and survival of wild carp, Cyprinus carpio. Fish received six photoperiod regimes (light:dark cycle) including: natural photoperiod (control), 24L:0D, 16L:8D, 12L:12D, 8L:16D and 0L:24D by the three replications. Regulated photoperiods as a 16L:8D or 12L:12D light/dark cycle significantly improved growth rate and food conversion ratio of wild carp.

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Ghomi, M.R., Zarei, M. & Sohrabnejad, M. Effect of Photoperiod on Growth and Feed Conversion of Juvenile Wild Carp, Cyprinus Carpio. BIOLOGIA FUTURA 62, 215–218 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1556/ABiol.62.2011.2.12

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Keywords

  • Photoperiod
  • growth factors
  • wild carp
  • Cyprinus carpio