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Title: Reproductive performance of female rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) kept under water temperatures and photoperiods of 13° and 51°N latitude
Authors: Prasan Pornsoping
Gomut Unsrisong
Therdchai Vearasilp
Stephan Wessels
Gabriele Hörstgen-Schwark
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2007
Abstract: At Doi Inthanon Fisheries Research Unit (DIFRU), Thailand (13°N), rainbow trout were exposed to natural (13°N) and artificial (51°N) photoperiods, and natural water (NW) temperatures and cooled water (CW) 8 months before first spawning. In group I (51°N, CW), water temperatures of 18°C were never reached. In group II (51°N, NW) and group III (13°N, NW), the mean water temperatures in May exceeded 20°C, and 19°C in June and July. Eggs from 94% of all females in group I were obtained before January. This percentage diminished to 84% and 68% in groups II and III. The weight of the spawners and the size of the eggs were significantly lower in group III than in the other groups. No significant differences were observed for egg number per kg body weight of spawners between the groups. The mean fertilization rate of eggs was the highest, with 71%, in group I, and the lowest, with 50%, in group II. For hatching rates, on average 27%, 24% and 30% in groups I, II and III, respectively, differences were not significant. In group III, 37% of all batches reached fertilization rates above 80% and 16% of egg batches showed hatching rates of more than 60%. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 13652109
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