Growth of larval and juvenile perch: the importance of diet and fish density

Pia Romare

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In August, growth rate of young-of-the-year (YOY) perch in lake enclosures could be explained by both YOY density and mean cladoceran biomass, suggesting that in a lake where YOY perch are dominant, growth may be density dependent in late summer and mediated through top-down control on daphnid biomass. In June, growth rate of YOY perch could not be fully explained by YOY density or by mean cladoceran biomass, suggesting that growth and survival during the first part of the summer is negatively affected by a diet of Bosmina and cyclopoid copepods only. The experiments also suggest why YOY perch have a slow growth and a low abundance in eutrophic lakes where small zooplankton dominate. The June experiment also indicated that growth of late larval or early juvenile perch improved when a larger cladoceran became available and was included in the diet. (C) 2000 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)876-889
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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The record was previously connected to the following departments: Limnology (Closed 2011) (011007000)

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  • Ecology
  • Environmental Sciences


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