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November 07, 2016 - 12:01

Fish are unique in their ability to absorb minerals not only from their diets but also from water!  Read the abstract for this study by clicking on the title or picture...

Nutrition and feeding influence growth, reproduction, and health of  fish  and their response to physiologic and environmental stressors and pathogens. The basics of  fish  metabolism are similar to those of warm-blooded animals in that they involve food intake, digestion, absorption, and transport of nutrients to the various tissues.  Fish , however, being the most primitive form of vertebrates, possess some distinguishing features which will be discussed. Unlike warm-blooded animals, which are homoeothermic,  fish  are poikilothermic, so their body temperature and metabolic rate depends on the water temperature and this has practical implications for the nutrition, feeding and health of  fish . Several behavioral responses have been linked to methods of feeding, feeding habits, frequency of feeding, mechanisms of food detection, and food preferences.  Fish are also unique among vertebrates in their ability to absorb minerals not only from their diets but also from water through their gills and skin.

 

Nutrition, Feeding, and Behavior of Fish
Santosh P. Lall PhD, Sean M. Tibbetts MSc
Institute for Marine Biosciences, National Research Council of Canada, 1411 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3Z1

 


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