THE INFLUENCE OF LIVE FOOD ON CORPORAL LENGTH OF THE REPRODUCTIVE POECILLIA RETICULATA (LEBISTES RETICULATUS)

A Gruber, B. Păsărin, I. M. Pop, Valerica Macovei

Abstract


Breeding tropical fish implies creating the optimal conditions to obtain healthy individuals, that should draw attention to their shapes and colors and should be easy to care for.
There is a lot to talk about of guppies and their first months of life. This development continues until the sexual maturity and the first egg laying, then it gets slower (Oprea M., 2000).
The corporal length was determined monthly with the help of the caliper. The average value from every month was recorded in the graphics. The values of corporal length were between 3,4- 3,8cm (group M1.2.R. fed with pellets), 2,5- 3,4cm (group B1.1.R fed with ciliates), 2,8- 3,5cm (group B1.2.R fed with dried Daphnia pulex), 2,9 – 4cm (group B1.3.R. fed with live Tubifex rivulorum), 3,2 – 3,8cm (group C1.1.R fed with Drosophila melanogaster worms), 3- 3,7cm (group C1.2.R fed with Chironomus plumosus worms) and 2,6- 2,9cm (group C1.3.R fed with live Daphnia pulex).

Keywords


live food; corporal length; Poecillia reticulata; tropical fish

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-asb:65:1-2:1066




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