Effects of Mono- and Duoculture on the Survival and Growth Rate of Juvenile Abant Trout (Salmo trutta abanticus) and Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Onder M. Y. , Khan U. K.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.48, no.3, pp.895-898, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Page Numbers: pp.895-898
  • Keywords: Abant trout, Salmo trutta abanticus, brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis, growth performance, mono- and duoculture, survival rate, ATLANTIC SALMON, MONOCULTURE, SALAR


Abant trout (Salmo trutta abanticus) were reared in mono- and duoculture with brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) for 140 days to assess the effects of culture strategy on its survival and growth rate. Except survival rate, the growth of abant trout was significantly better in monoculture compared to duoculture. The survival rate of abant trout was 10% higher in duoculture. However, the survival rate and growth of brook trout were found similar in both cultures. The length weight relationship for both species were also determined and could be summarized by the equation W=0.009L(3.032) (r(2)=0.89), W=0.006L(2.831) (r(2)=0.92) for brook trout in mono- and duoculture, W=0.007L(3.161) (r(2)=0.95), W=0.009L(3.62) (r(2)=0.93) for abant trout in mono- and duoculture respectively. The feed conversion ratio (FCR) was significantly higher in monocultures than duoculture. The duoculture of both species gave the lowest FCR.