Weaning in Siberian Sturgeon Larvae

  • Enric Gisbert
  • Mikhail Solovyev
  • Emmanuel Bonpunt
  • Christophe Mauduit


In this chapter we have revised the available information regarding feeding practices with Siberian sturgeon larvae from the onset of exogenous feeding to the early juvenile stage, data gathered from published studies and compared and/or complemented with current practices from French hatcheries. Different feeding strategies based on feeding larvae with inert diets (crumble or micropellets) or combining them with a period of feeding based on live preys (Artemia nauplii) is also discussed, since the transition to one feed to another is still a very critical moment for the life of the animal, which requires gradual and specific dietary protocols for the success of the process in terms of growth performance, survival and fry quality. Although Siberian sturgeon larval rearing may be considered easier when compared to other sturgeon and freshwater species, special attention is needed for optimizing larval feeding in order to maximize larval performance, since this phase of the productive cycle has a considerable impact on the economic profitability of the activity.


Acipenser baerii Larva First feeding Inert diet Live prey Nutrition Larval rearing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enric Gisbert
    • 1
  • Mikhail Solovyev
    • 2
    • 3
  • Emmanuel Bonpunt
    • 4
  • Christophe Mauduit
    • 5
  1. 1.IRTA-Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Unitat de Cultius ExperimentalsTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of AnimalsSiberian Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia
  4. 4.Fish Farm L’Esturgeonnière SASLe TeichFrance
  5. 5.Sturgeon Hatchery NURSETEICH SarlLe TeichFrance

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