Sadiku, S.O.E. and Alao, I.A. and Tiamiyu, L.O.
Digestibility and nutrient utilisation of soybean bran-based diets in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.
In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 4-9 November 2001
, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
The digestibility and utilisation of two soybean bran-based diets and two fishmeal-based diets serving as control, at optimal (30%) and suboptimal (20%) protein levels were evaluated in Oreochromis niloticus. These were Diet I (Control)-fishmeal based diet at 30% crude protein, Diet II (Control) - fishmeal based diet at 20% crude protein, Diet III - hydrolysed Soybean Bran based diet at 30% crude protein, Diet IV - hydrolysed Soybean Bran based diet at 20%. Dry matter digestibility differed insignificantly with variation in diets (P<0.05). There was significant variation in the protein (p 20.05), lipid and ash digestibility. Protein was more digestible at optimum level than sub-optimum level, while lipid and ash digestibility did not vary with their inclusion levels. Variation in the utilisation of the diets was significant (P<0.05) except for survival. It was observed that the best diet was Diet 1, closely followed by Diet II with highest values of mean final weight, specific growth rate, protein efficiency ratio and the apparent net protein utilisation. The high digestibility values of Diets III and IV suggests their inclusion in fish diet to spare protein for growth
Conference or Workshop Item
||Digestibility and nutrient utilisation of soybean bran-based diets in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
||16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||4-9 November 2001
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; artificial feeding; chemical composition; diets; digestibility; experimental culture; feeding experiments; freshwater fish; Oreochromis niloticus
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||07 Jul 2010 07:15
||29 Sep 2011 17:03
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