Sadiku, S.O.E. and Eyo, A.A.
Feeding and waste management strategies in the culture of Clarias gariepinus.
In: 13th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 3-8 November 1996
, New Bussa, Nigeria.
Nutrient digestibility and amino acid availability were assessed in sharp-toothed catfish, Clarias gariepinus, fingerlings fed diets containing soyabean flour (SF) - Poultry meat meal (PMM) blends (25:75. 50:50, and 75:25) and 0.5 of 1.0%, Cr sub(2)0 sub(3). There was agreement between the pattern of overall protein digestibility and average amino acid availability despite the variability in individual amino acid availability the best dry matter, lipid and protein digestibility coefficients, and amino acid availability values were obtained with diets containing 0.5% Cr sub(2)0 sub(3). Chromic Oxide inclusion level appeared to affect nutrient availability. Increased marker level resulted into decreased nutrient digestibility coefficients. Similarly, these diets generated lower fecal crude protein than those with 1.0% Cr sub(2)0 sub(3). However, the latter group recorded higher protein retention efficiency. Dry mailer and lipid of diets containing more soyabean flour seemed to be more digestible than those of poultry meat meal. Similar trend was observed for the apparent availability of the amino acids. This investigation has indicated that low level of marker was better in digestibility study. Utilization of more SF than PMM in the diets of this catfish was more beneficial and should be encouraged in the feed industries producing catfish diets towards a better feed and waste management strategies in this aquaculture operation
Conference or Workshop Item
||Feeding and waste management strategies in the culture of Clarias gariepinus
||13th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||New Bussa, Nigeria
||3-8 November 1996
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; diets; digestibility; feeding experiments; nutritional requirements; waste utilization; Clarias gariepinus
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||13 Jul 2010 09:40
||29 Sep 2011 16:58
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