D. DANABAS1, T. ALTUN2 and F. CELIK2
1 Tunceli University, Aquaculture Department, Fisheries Faculty, TR 62000, Tunceli, Turkey
2 Cukurova University, Aquaculture Department, Fisheries Faculty, TR 01330, Adana, Turkey
DANABAS, D., T. ALTUN and F. CELIK, 2011. The overwintering of leaping mullet (Liza saliens Risso, 1810) in fresh water. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 17: 846-850
The overwintering of leaping mullet (Liza saliens Risso, 1810) juveniles (average live weight (W) 5.20±0.02 g and average total length (L) 8.11±0.08 cm) was investigated, in this study. The trial was planned in 2 groups and triplicate. One of the trial groups (the Group 1) comprised of the fish stocked in ponds in the open area and the other group (the Group 2) of the fish stocked in the ponds covered with greenhouses. The average W and L values of the Group 2 after a period of 3 months were 8.70±0.04 g and 9.62±0.05 cm, respectively. The mortality rate (M) in this group was 0.95±0.1 % and 12.86±0.1 % in the Group 1. The difference among the W and L values, specific growth rates (SGR) and M averages obtained from the groups was found to be statistically significant (P < 0.05). As a result of this study, it can be recommended that mullet species can be polycultured as a side product with aforementioned species in large scale businesses by efficient use of pond layers.