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Item Description Goldan, Oded en_US Popper, Dan en_US Karplus, IIan en_US 2012-01-19T20:10:21Z 2012-01-19T20:10:21Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Goldan, O., Popper, D., & Karplus, I. (2003). Food Competition In Small Groups Of Juvenile Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus Aurata). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 55(2), 94-106. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.description.abstract Four groups of single-size and four groups of mixed-size gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) were raised in small observation cells for 16 days. Each group consisted of four individually marked juveniles. Agonistic behavior, motor activity and feeding behavior were monitored on days 1, 4, 10 and 16. At the end of the study, the weight gain was measured. Aggressive interactions occurred almost exclusively during feeding. A linear dominance hierarchy stabilized sooner in the mixed groups than in the single-size groups. Rank in the hierarchy had a profound effect on the behav- ior and growth of all group members. The dominant fish in each group carried out more aggres- sive acts and bit at food particles more often than the other group members. The dominant fish also had the highest relative specific growth rate. Direct competition for food is probably the major social mechanism regulating growth in small groups of juveniles of this species when food is lim- ited and defendable. The relevance of these findings for the commercial culture of this species is discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.publisher Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject agonistic behavior, food competition, social control of growth, Sparus aurata en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Food Competition In Small Groups Of Juvenile Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus Aurata) en_US

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