Evaluation of different carbohydrates in the diet of the prawn Penaeus indicus

Ahamed Ali, S (1993) Evaluation of different carbohydrates in the diet of the prawn Penaeus indicus. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 8 (1). pp. 13-23.

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Abstract

The dietary characteristics of seven different carbohydrates-glucose, fructose, galactose, maltose, sucrose, glycogen, and starch-were evaluated for the prawn Penaeus indicus, through formulation of purified diets. All the carbohydrates tested showed excellent apparent digestibility of above 85% at 30% level in the diet. But the growth of prawns fed with diets having glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, and glycogen was lower than the growth recorded by the diet having zero carbohydrate. Similarly, food conversion ratio (FCR) was inferior in the case of diets having monosaccharides.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:carbohydrates; diet; prawn; Penaeus indicus; Evaluation
Subjects:Biochemistry > Biochemical composition
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Marine Fisheries > Feed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:4456
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 13:05
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 13:05

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