R.W. Haggerty

Growth and Survival of Juvenile Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) x White Bass (M. chrysops) Hybrids Reared at Different Salinities

The striped bass (Morone saxatilis) x white bass (M. chrysops) hybrid is widely stocked to support recreational fishing and is of interest as a commercial aquaculture candidate. Nevertheless, there is little information concerning the relative performance of these hybrids in various salinities. A replicated 126-day study compared growth, survival, standing crop, and feed conversion ofjuvenile hybrid bass (mean size 5.8 g) reared under controlled conditions at 0, 7, 14,21, 28, and 35 ppt salinity. Results indicated that growth was similar at all salinities and that fish survival was high (...