Empirical feed formulations for the marine ornamental fish, striped damsel, Dascyllus aruanus (Linne 1758) and their physical, chemical and nutritional evaluation

Vijayagopal, P and Gopakumar, G and Vijayan, K K (2008) Empirical feed formulations for the marine ornamental fish, striped damsel, Dascyllus aruanus (Linne 1758) and their physical, chemical and nutritional evaluation. Aquaculture Research, 39 . pp. 1658-1665.

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Formulated feeds containing a common ingredient mixture (CIM) consisting of ¢shmeal (anchovies), shrimp meal (Acetes), squid meal (Loligo) and soybean meal incorporated in ascending levels to obtain protein levels ranging from 180 to 560 g kg1(18.34%, 25.35%, 36.27%, 46.61% and 56.28%) and an energy level of 19MJ kg1 were fed to the marine ornamental ¢sh, striped damsel, Dascyllus aruanus o200mg and 200^300 mg in size for periods of 35 and 63 days. Theo200mg ¢sh accepted particleso0.5mm in size and showed maximumgrowth in terms of absolute growth rate (AGR), relative growth rate (RGR) and speci¢c growth rate (SGR) with the feed containing 380 g kg1 CIM having a protein content of 362 g kg1.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:three-striped damsel; humbug damsel; hatchery-reared Dascyllus aruanus; formulated feed; nutrition; colour retention
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Aquaculture > Aquafeed
Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:5813
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 15:22
Last Modified:28 Oct 2010 15:22

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