Do the intestinal microbiotas differ between paddlefish (Polyodon spathala) and bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) reared in the same pond?

AIMS A study was conducted to compare the intestinal microbial compositions of two fish species with similar feeding strategy; paddlefish (Polyodon spathala) and bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) reared in the same pond. METHODS AND RESULTS Age-0 paddlefish and bighead carp with mean average body lengths of 43·39 ± 2·78 and 19·33 ± 3·68 cm, respectively… (More)