Aquaculture International

, Volume 14, Issue 1–2, pp 89–98 | Cite as

Effects of different diets on juvenile tench, Tinca tinca (L.) reared under controlled conditions

  • Jacek WolnickiEmail author
  • Leszek Myszkowski
  • MichaŁ Korwin-kossakowski
  • Rafał Kamiński
  • L. Andrzej Stanny


In a laboratory experiment at 28 °C, four commercial starters (Carp Starter, Uni Starter, Perla Plus, Asta) were fed intensively to 11-month-old juvenile tench Tinca tinca of initially 41 mm TL and 0.70 g BW, over a period of 120 days. Frozen chironomid larvae were fed to fish below satiation as a reference diet for comparison of the fish body chemical composition. Final survival rates of 99–100% and satisfactory growth were attained with all dry diets, ranging from 73.3 (Carp Starter) to 84.8 mm TL (Asta) and from 5.39 (Carp Starter) to 8.09 g BW (Perla Plus). External body deformities of up to 96.4% specimens appeared in those fed Uni Starter, Carp Starter and Perla Plus, whereas 0% were recorded for Asta and chironomids. Fish in groups with deformities showed significantly elevated lipid content in their bodies, lower ash content and higher condition coefficient values. Juveniles in groups without deformities did not substantially change lipid content, but the ash content increased. Thus, among four dry diets studied, only Asta starter can be fed effectively and safely to juvenile tench reared intensively under controlled conditions.


Deformities Feeding Growth Juveniles Starters Tinca tinca 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Wolnicki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leszek Myszkowski
    • 1
  • MichaŁ Korwin-kossakowski
    • 1
  • Rafał Kamiński
    • 1
  • L. Andrzej Stanny
    • 2
  1. 1.Pond Fishery DepartmentThe Stanisław Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute in OlsztynŻabieniecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Ichthyobiology and AquaculturePolish Academy of SciencesGołyszChybiePoland

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