Effects of Photoperiod Regime on Growth and Efficiency of Yolk Utilization in Yolk-Sac Fry of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

BAŞÇINAR N., Sonay F. D.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.48, no.6, pp.1757-1761, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1757-1761
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, growth and yolk-sac conversion efficiency were determined in yolk-sac fry of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under five different photoperiod regimes. The newly hatched yolk-sac fry were exposed to an ambient photoperiod (control 41 degrees N) and four different fixed photoperiods 16h L- 8h D, 8 h L - 16h D, 24h L (continuous light), and 24h D (continuous dark). The initial size of yolk-sac fry were significantly same, however, the total length and wet weight of the yolk-sac fry at 618 degree-days (swim-up stage/at the end of study) differed significantly among all treatments. The best growth and yolk-sac absorption was found in 24h D compared to all treatments. After 24h D treatment, the second best growth and yolk-sac absorption was observed in 24h L treatment. Moreover, excluding 24h D treatment, it was found that growth rate increase with increasing in photoperiod regime. Water content of the yolk-sac fry was significantly same in all treatments during the study.