Selected coelomic fluid parameters of sterlet, Acipenser ruthenus L.: effects of light color and photoperiod [RESEARCH ARTICLE]
Light and color have effect physiological aspects of fish such as growth, the neuro-hormonal system, and reproduction. In the present study, the effects of light color and photoperiod on the levels of selected parameters of coelomic fluid (glucose, total protein, cholesterol, calcium, magnesium) of female sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) were investigated. Thirty-six broodstock were kept in 12 experimental tanks (500 l) for six months. The fish were reared under four different light regimes (two photoperiods of 18L:6D and 6L:18D and two colors – red and blue) at an intensity of 150 Lx (three replicates). Fish reared under the red-long photoperiod had the highest concentration of the selected parameters of the coelomic fluid. Moreover, significant differences were noted in the all the parameters in fish reared under the red-long photoperiod in comparison with fish from the other treatments (P < 0.05). The results indicate that light (color and photoperiod) influences egg quality during the final stage of A. ruthenus reproduction.
Department of Fisheries, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran
M.S. Aramli [+]
Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources,
Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
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Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, Guilan University, Sowmeh-Sara, Iran.