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Table 3 Feed consumption of 10-g-size river puffer in response to the number of daily feedings (g)

From: The effect of feeding frequency, water temperature, and stocking density on the growth of river puffer Takifugu obscurus reared in a zero-exchange water system

  1 meal per day 2 meals per day 3 meals per day 5 meals per day
07:30–08:00 317 ± 6.76 229 ± 7.75a 182 ± 10.7a 159 ± 7.24a
10:00–10:30     78.2 ± 4.96b
12:30–13:00    125 ± 6.14b 79.4 ± 7.14b
15:00–15:30     75.6 ± 5.36b
17:30–18:00   188 ± 9.17b 134 ± 9.28b 80.4 ± 4.04b
Total 317 417 441 473
  1. Data are the total feed consumption of each cage during the 8-week feeding experiment. Means and standard deviations of triplicate for each experimental group. Values in the same column having the same superscript are not significantly different (P < 0.05)