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Title: Effect of salinity on gestation period, fry production, and growth performance of the sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna lesueur) in captivity 
Author: Kumaraguru vasagam, K.P.; Rajagopal, S.; Balasubramanian, T.
Date: 2005
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Kumaraguru V.K.P., Rajagopal, S., & Balasubramanian, T. (2005). Effect of salinity on gestation period, fry production, and growth performance of the sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna lesueur) in captivity. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 57(3), 191-196.
Abstract: Breeding and growth trials were carried out with Poecilia latipinna in different salinities (0.5, 10, 15, 25, and 35‰) and effects on gestation period, fry production, and fry growth (75 days) were examined. Results showed that while P. latipinna successfully spawned in all salinities, there was a significant difference in fry production among treatments. The minimum gestation period was 28 days in all salinities except fresh water (0.5‰); the maximum fry production was obtained in 25‰. Fry growth was highest in 10‰ and significantly differed (p<0.05) from the rest of treat- ments in terms of weight gain, specific growth rate (SGR), and feed conversion ratio (FCR). Maximum SGR was 3.35% per day in 10‰ salinity. FCR ranged 4.28-5.67. The results suggest that the optimum salinities for breeding and rearing P. latipinna are around 25‰ and 10‰, respectively.
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 6 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19145
Keywords: FCR, fry yield, gestation period, Poecilia latipinna, salinity
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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