Including much information published in the English language for the first time, this book covers current knowledge on the growth of fish gonads, the endogenous feeding period and larval life, and feeding of fish larvae in aquaculture.
Part 1 Gonad formation: seasonal changes of main constituents; reproductive effort. Part 2 Characteristics of fish reproductive products - energy content and composition of mature eggs: egg size; caloric value of egg dry matter; egg composition; methodological remarks. Part 3 Factors affecting fish offspring: genetic factors; nongenetic internal factors; biotic external factors; abiotic external factors; effect of egg quality on fish offspring. Part 4 Endogenous feeding period: development; yolk absorption; body growth; metabolism; budgets of energy or matter. Part 5 Mixed feeding period: critical periods in fish early life. Part 6 Early exogenous feeding period: development; feeding; body growth; metabolism; budgets of energy or matter. Part 7 Feeding of fish larvae in aquaculture: evaluation of effects; live foods v artificial diets.
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