Effects of body weight and water temperature on maximum food consumption of juvenileSebastodes fuscescens (Houttuyn)
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Maximum rate of food consumption (C max) was determined for juvenileSebastodes fuscescens (Houttuyn) at water temperature of 10, 15, 20 and 25°C. The relationships ofC max to the body weight (W) at each temperature were described by a power equation: InC max=a+b InW. Covariance analysis revealed significant interaction of the temperature and body weight. The relationship of adjustedC max to water temperature (T) was described by a quadratic equation:C max=−0.369+0.456T−0.0117T 2. The optimal feeding temperature calculated from this equation was 19.5 °C. The coefficients of the multiple regression estimation relatingC max to body weight (W) and water temperature (T) were given in the Table 2.
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