Comparisons of Albino and Normal Channel Catfish Grown in Cages in a Pond

Albino and Donnal channel catfish, lctalurus puncta/us (Rafinesque), were stocked in suspended cages in a pond at densities of 11.1, 13.9 and 16.7 fish per ft3, respectively, with two replications of each. There wefe no apparent growth or sucvival differences between the albino and normal channel catfish. Mean gain/fash and mean gain/cage/day were significantly different (P 0.01) between the two higher stocking densities with both types of fish. These data indicate that a standing crop of about 15 Ib per ft of cage is the maximum which can be grown in still water ponds.

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