In this study, for the first time, effects of live food on platy (Xiphophorus
maculatus Günther, 1866), were
investigated by using frozen white worm (Enchytraeus sp.). Aquarium fish used in this study were fry with an average
weight of 0.177-0.180 ±0.005 g in different groups. In the experiment, 135 fry Xiphophorus
maculatus were used. Fish weights were determined, and they later
were put as 15 individual in aquariums in order to breed with three different
experimental feed treatments (frozen white worm,
frozen white worm combined with traditional aquarium fish feed and traditional
aquarium fish feed). Water temperature was determined as 23.7 ±0.05
°C in during of experiment. The fish were fed with
three diet to satiation twice daily (09:00, 15:00) in during two months. In the end of the experiment average final weight was determined 0.257 ±0.01 g, 0.258 ±0.01 g and 0.211 ±0.01 g, fed
on with frozen white worm, frozen white worm combined with aquarium fish feed
and aquarium fish feed groups, respectively and there
were significant differences between T2 (frozen white worm+combined with
aquarium traditional fish feed) and T3 (aquarium traditional fish feed) groups
of average final weight (p˂0.05).
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