Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

32



Incorporating fodder beet Beta vulgaris cv. Majoral in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (L.) diet

Ibrahim E. H. Belal.

Abstract
Four approximately isoenergetic isonitrogenous diets containing 0, 150, 300 and510 g kg-1 fodder beet as a replacement for dietary corn in Oreochromis niloticus(Linnaeus) fingerling commercial feed were fed to triplicate groups (15 fish each) offingerlings (2.46 g) for 9 weeks in a re-circulating system. Fish were fed three times a dayto satiation. Tilapia weight gain, feed conversion, specific growth rate and proteinefficiency ratio were similar in fish fed diets containing 0 (control), 150 and 300 g kg-1fodder beet (P < 0.05). Proximate carcass composition was affected (P < 0.05) by replacingdietary corn with fodder beet. As the level of fodder beet increased, fish body moisture wasincreased and fat reduced. Further increase in fodder beet inclusion to 510 g kg-1 had anegative effect on fish growth performance. In conclusion, replacing corn with fodder beetin tilapia feed up to 300 g kg-1 would produce growth parameters similar to those fed corn(control groups).

Key words: Carbohydrates, fodder beet, fish, tilapia, feed.



Share this Article


Advertisement
American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons