Induced spawning in bream (Abramis brama L.) using pellets containing GnRH

https://doi.org/10.17221/4000-CJASCitation:Kucharczyk D., Kujawa R., Mamcarz A., Targońska-Dietrich K., Wyszomirska E., Glogowski J., Babiak I., Szabó T. (2005): Induced spawning in bream (Abramis brama L.) using pellets containing GnRH. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 50: 89-95.
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Wild spawners of common bream, Abramis brama, were caught in the Kortowskie Lake (north Poland) and transported to a hatchery for artificial spawning. Fish were hormonally induced using GnRH analogue combined with metoclopramide (ovopel). The results of bream reproduction in captivity were compared with fish treated with the combination of hCG and CPE and with control group injected saline. Males from treated groups produced significantly more milt (over 4.3 ml/kg vs. 2.1) of better qualities: spermatozoon concentration (over 9.3 × 109 vs. 6.8) and motility (over 85% vs. 62). Females from the control group did not spawn whereas those from hormonally induced groups ovulated: 62% after CPE treatment and 100% after GnRHa treatment. Generally, the fish after ovopel stimulation showed the best hatchery parameters.  
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