Absorption of food in the black-jaw tilapia, Sarotherodon melanotheron (Ruppell) from a small tropical man-made lake in Ibadan, Nigeria.
In: 14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 19-23 January 1998
, Ibadan, Nigeria.
The carbohydrate, protein and lipid contents of the food ingested and their absorption in the intestine of Sarotherodon melanotheron inhabiting Awba lake in Ibadan, Nigeria, were investigated. Total carbohydrates of the ingested food ranged from 39.33 to 55.38% (mean = 48.70% while total protein and total lipid ranged from 10.10 to 17.13% (mean = 12.91%) and 7.79 to 8.96% (mean = 8.28%) dry weight, respectively. Calculated total percentages absorbed were 54.86-62.01 (mean 58.07) carbohydrates 47.33-54.06 (mean = 50.43) protein and 43.27-52.23% (mean 46.56) lipid. Absorption of protein and carbohydrate occurred mostly in the fore-gut (the first one-third of the intestine), while lipid was mostly absorbed in the mid-gut (the second one-third of the intestine). Dietary carbohydrate, protein and lipid contents of the food as well as the absorptive capacity of the intestine for these components of the food varied with size of fish
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||Absorption of food in the black-jaw tilapia, Sarotherodon melanotheron (Ruppell) from a small tropical man-made lake in Ibadan, Nigeria
||14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||19-23 January 1998
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria, Ibadan, Lake Awba; carbohydrates; diets; feeding behaviour; food absorption; freshwater lakes; lipids; Proteins; Sarotherodon melanotheron
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||11 Jul 2010 08:55
||29 Sep 2011 16:53
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