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Influence of Background Color and Substratum on the Blind-side Hypermelanosis in Starry Flounder Plathchthys stellatus
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Influence of Background Color and Substratum on the Blind-side Hypermelanosis in Starry Flounder Plathchthys stellatus
KIM, Won-Jin;
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 Abstract
To study the influence of background color and substratum on hypermelanosis of starry flounder, we compared the daily food intake (DFI), the feed efficiency (FE), the survival, the growth, the ratio of pigmented area on the blind side and the ratio of hypermelanic fish duplicately reared for 180 days in dark-green FRP aquarium (control), white FRP aquarium together with dark-green substratum. The ratio of pigmented area on the blind side was significantly higher at the dark-green group than at the white group. DFI, FE and growth were higher in the dark-green substratum. Pigmented area rate and ratio of hypermelanic fish were significantly higher at the dark green group than at the high dark-green substratum. The results suggest that bright tank color and substratum bottom could inhibit the hypermelanosis.
 Keywords
Starry flounder;Hypermelanosis;Background color;Substratum;
 Language
Korean
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