Feeding efficiency of white bream at different inorganic turbidities and light climates
Abstract:Experiments were conducted to test the effects of turbidity (10–50 NTU) and light (0–2 E m−2 s−1) on the feeding efficiency of white bream Abramis björkna preying on Chaoborus flavicans. Increased turbidity and low light levels did not have a significant impact on the feeding of white bream. In total darkness feeding was impeded indicating that white bream depends on vision for feeding. The dominance of white bream in temperate eutrophic lakes could be attributed to their success of feeding in turbid and low light environments.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences/Aquatic Sciences, P. O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Publication date: February 1, 2007