Sea Bass – CH 23
Sea Breams – CH 23
Other Finfishes – CH 24
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· Feeding techniques-The flounder go from live food to artificial pellets
· Feed types-Brine shrimp, copepods
· Nutritional needs/requirements-Young fish are to be weened at an early age and placed on artificial food to ensure they receive their nutritional requirements.
· Reproduction- The males and females mature at age 3 and the number of eggs produced by the females is dependent on size. A 27” female can produce 4,200,000 in one season.
· Life cycle-Females live up to 14 years and males up to 12 years.
· Industry information-These fish are economical to raise due to a slow metabolism, they require less food.
· Interesting facts-The flounder is also referred to as the fluke. I can recall eating at a seafood restaurant and when my plate arrived I asked, “Is this a fluke or what?”
· Feeding techniques- The first 50 days they eat artemia, then onto pellets, where they receive the nutrition required
· Feed types- pellets
· Nutritional needs /Requirements-They start feeding on pellets at 50 days old to get their nutritional requirements.
· Reproduction-The very best female fish are selected each year for reproduction. She produces 100,000 eggs per kilogram of body weight. The halibut larvae are transferred to larvae tanks and in the first 50 days they are fed small planktonic animals. This diet is gradually replaced with a high quality grade pellet.
· Life cycle-5-15 years old.
· Industry information-In high demand globally being a white flaky fish, making it a good species for aquaculture.
· Interesting facts-Halibut can get sunburned and weigh as much as a human being. One flip of their tale can break an arm or a leg on a human being.
· Feeding Techniques-The adult fish... [continues]
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