Appetite feeding experiments with cod - preliminary results
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Various size groups of cod were kept in periods of 3 to 4 weeks in ad lib. feeding experiments at deprivation times from 4 to 48 hours. Ration size varied from 0.4 to 6.2 % (wet weight) per meal in the series. Average daily food consumption were 1.9 % at 4 - 5°C and 2.5 % at 6.2 - 6.5°C. The cod seemed to regulate the daily intake of food to the same amount in per cent of wet weight regardless of intervals between feedings. Appetite seemed to be best in the evening.