Fish foraging behavior changes plankton-nutrient relations in laboratory microcosms

Fish foraging behavior changesplankton-nutrient relations in laboratory microcosms

NOVALES-FLAMARIQUE, I., S. GRIESBACH, M. PARENT, A. CATTANEO, AND R. H. PETERS, Limnol. Oceanogr., 38(2), 1993, 290-298

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To demonstrate that the effects of higher trophic elements on plankton in laboratory aquaria are not simple top-down or bottom-up processes, we measured phosphorus and chlorophyll concentrations in replicated month-old aquaria undergoing one of five permutations involving three fish species, Daphnia pulex, and algae.

Seems like this could be useful in managing tanks.

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