|Temperature preference of juvenile dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus (Pisces: Sciaenidae)|
|Bernatzeder, A.; Britz, P.J. (2007). Temperature preference of juvenile dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus (Pisces: Sciaenidae). Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 29(3): 539-543|
|In: African Journal of Marine Science. NISC: Grahamstown. ISSN 1814-232X , more|
The final temperature preference of cultured juvenile dusky kob is determined to provide an indicator of their optimum temperature for growth. Trials were conducted over a five-day period in horizontal temperature gradients ranging from 21°C to 27°C. Control trials were run for the same duration, in isothermal conditions. The final temperature preference of the juvenile fish was 25°-26.4°C. This falls within the upper end of the temperature range of 12°-28°C that juvenile kob experience in the wild and has important implications for the optimal location of kob farms in southern Africa.