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      Effects of various diets on the nutritional value of Artemia sp. as food for the prawn Penaeus monodon 

      OM Millamena, RF Bombeo, NA Jumalon & KL Simpson - Marine Biology, 1988 - Springer Verlag
      The nutritional value of Artemia sp. as food for marine fish and crustacean larvae has been linked to the level of its polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content. Experiments in August 1984 were conducted to determine the effects of various artificial diets and algae on fatty acid composition of PUFA-deficient Artemia sp. (Utah GSL strain) and their resulting value as food for postlarvae of the prawn Penaeus monodon (Fabricius). Nauplii of the brine shrimp were grown on extracts of corn, copra, soybean and rice bran containing precursors (C18) to long-chain PUFA and also on algal species containing different levels of long-chain PUFA (C20). The nauplii were then used as food for P. monodon postlarvae. The results revealed that absence of C20 polyunsaturates from the feeds and their presence in the algae were reflected in the polyunsaturated fatty acid content of the tissues of Artemia sp. When fed with brine shrimp fed on algae, P. monodon displayed better postlarval survival and significantly higher growth; related to the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids in Artemia sp. A practical feeding approach in prawn hatcheries would be to grow Artemia sp. on a cheap diet such as rice bran, and then to enhance its nutritional value with a diet high in PUFA prior to harvesting, in order to improve hatchery production.
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      The essential fatty acid requirement of milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal) 

      IG Borlongan - Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 1992 - Springer Verlag
      The essential fatty acid (EFA) requirement of milkfish was examined by a 12-week feeding trial using defined, purified diets at water temperature of 28–29°C and salinity of 32‰. The test diets contained varying levels of 18:0 (triglyceride form, TG), 18:3(n−3), 18:2(n−6) and (n−3) highly unsaturated fatty acids (n−3 HUFA). Milkfish juveniles were starved for 7 days and were than fed lipid-free diet for 30 days before the initiation of feeding trials. Low growth and feed efficiency together with high mortalities were observed in fish fed the lipid-free diet as well as in the EFA-deficient diet. Supplementation of 2% 18:2(n−6) to the tristearin based diet did not improve growth rate of milkfish as effectively as feeding with (n−3) fatty acids. The highest weight gain was obtained in milkfish fed a combination of 5% 18:0 + 1.0% 18:3(n−3) + 0.5% 20:5(n−3) + 0.5% 22:6(n−3) although the supplementation of 2% 18:3(n−3) alone or combination of 0.5% 20:5(n−3) + 0.5% 22:6(n−3) to the tristearin based diets were also effective for improvement of growth. Thus, (n−3) fatty acids, such as 18:3(n−3) and (n−3)HUFA were nutritionally more important than 18:2(n−6) for milkfish. The fatty acid composition of the polar lipids from whole body of milkfish juveniles fed the various test diets were influenced by the composition of the dietary fatty acids.