Growth Rate of a Hibuna Goldfish and How Its Diet Will Affect It Study done by Alec LaLone
The question? • What diet will have the greatest impact of the Hibuna Goldfish’s growth rate? • Herbacious? • Omnivorous? • Carnivorous?
Purpose • Determine the best diet to increase the growth rate of the Hibuna Goldfish CarassiusAuratus.
Hypothesis • It can be inferred the carnivorous diet will yield the best results.
Background Information • Crucian Carp evolved into the Common Goldfish, or Hibuna in Japanese, through years of breeding • Goldfish were brought to North America in the late 1900’s
CarassiusAuratus • 12” long • Can live over 10 years. • Hardiness, quick growth, and resiliency make the Hibuna an ideal species for experimentation.
Methodology • 9 common goldfish; large, medium, small • Three 10 gallon tanks • Three Cartridge Filters • Three fish to a tank • Thin layer of gravel on bottom
Omnivorous Diet – flake food containing main ingredients of: fish meal, dried yeast, ground brown rice, shrimp meal, soybean meal, and algae meal • Carnivorous Diet - combination of Omega One Mysis Shrimp (freeze dried Mysis Shrimp and Vitamin E Supplement), Krill (freeze dried Krill and Vitamin E Supplement), meal worms, and small earth worms. • Herbaceous Diet – Omega One Veggie Green Seaweed. (100% Dried Seaweed) • Each fish was fed three times a day, morning, afternoon, and night. • 0.4 grams of the given food.
Discussion • Concluded the Carnivorous Diet yielded greatest results • Other Studies focused more on ingredients of diet. • Error Analysis: • Dry massing the fish • Fish eating entire amount of food
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