Substratum choice for nesting in male Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Authors: Mendonça, F. Z.; Volpato, G. L.; Costa-Ferreira, R. S.; Gonçalves-de-Freitas, E.
Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 77, Number 6, October 2010 , pp. 1439-1445(7)
Abstract:Four substrata were offered to groups of adult Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (one male and two females) simultaneously: pure sand, a mixture of sand and shells, stones and no substratum. The results showed that males chose to dig nests in a lighter and more homogeneous substratum.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of São Paulo State, Aquaculture Center of UNESP, Research Center of Animal Welfare (RECAW), Dep. Fisiologia, IBB, P.O. Box 510, Rubião Jr. s/n, CEP 18618-000, Botucatu, SP, Brasil
Publication date: 2010-10-01