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Title: Clearance Rates Of Suspended Particulate Organic Carbon By Nile Tilapia With A Dual Pattern Of Filter Feeding 
Author: Turker, Hakan
Date: 2004
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Turker, H. (2004). Clearance Rates Of Suspended Particulate Organic Carbon By Nile Tilapia With A Dual Pattern Of Filter Feeding. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 56(1), 29-34.
Abstract: The filter-feeding activity of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus L., was observed during a 24-h feeding cycle for five consecutive days. The feeding activity was high from afternoon to midnight, with a peak after dusk, and lowest from midnight to morning. The clearance rate of cyanobacte- ria dominated water was estimated during the low morning and high evening feeding periods. The tilapia cleared 34 mg C/l suspended particulate organic carbon in 4.5 h during the reduced morning period (beginning 07:00) and 45 mg C/l in 1 h during the peak evening period (begin- ning 20:30). Clearance rates of the cyanobacterial water were 13.4±1.2 l/kg fish/h in the morn- ing and 66±3.6 l/kg fish/h in the evening.
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 6 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19099
Keywords: Nile tilapia, feeding activity, organic carbon clearance rates
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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