Lipid requirements of milkfish {Chanos chanos) fry

Paulraj, R and Thirunavukkarasu, A R (1987) Lipid requirements of milkfish {Chanos chanos) fry. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 34 (4). pp. 455-463.



Feeding axperiments conducted in the laboratory on the fry of milkfish, Chanos chanos, with purified diets containing graded levels of lipids showed that 6%-lipid level induces the optimum food intake, maximum growth and best utilization of food and protein. Whereas the lipid levels higher than this optimum have led to increased fat deposition in the tissues, the lower levels have caused reduced growth and poor utilization of food and protein. An inverse relationship is observed between the moisture and lipid contents of the experimental fish. The diet containing 6% lipid has provided the fish with 1.09% saturated fatty acids, 1.56% mono-unsaturated acids, and 3.195% of poly-unsaturated fatty acids. The w6/w3 ratio of the diet was 2.43/0.762.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lipid; Milkfish; Chanos chanos
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish physiology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:368
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:08 Apr 2010 12:58
Last Modified:08 Apr 2010 12:58

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