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Effects of shelter on growth and survival in age-0 black sea bass, Centropristis striata (L.)
- Gwak, W.S.
- Aquaculture research 2003 v.34 no.15 pp. 1387-1390
- bass, aquarium fish, juveniles, animal growth, body size, body weight, feed conversion, aggregation behavior, agonistic behavior, mortality, animal age, aquaculture tanks, fish culture, mariculture
- Black sea bass Centropristis striata (L.) juveniles were reared in aquaria containing either shelter or no shelter to investigate the effects of shelter on growth and survival. The specific growth rates of juveniles were significantly higher in the sheltered aquaria. With shelter present, the average mortality of juveniles caused by agonistic behaviour was 44% compared with no mortality in the unsheltered aquaria. The results provide evidence that shelter is advantageous for growth, but not survival of black sea bass juveniles under culture conditions.