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dc.contributor.authorBorlongan, Ilda G.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-31T06:38:15Z
dc.date.available2013-01-31T06:38:15Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationBorlongan, I. G. (1992). The essential fatty acid requirement of milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 9(5-6), 401–407.en
dc.identifier.issn0920-1742
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10862/1367
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.subjectmilkfishen
dc.subjectChanos chanosen
dc.titleThe essential fatty acid requirement of milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF02274221
dc.citation.volume9
dc.citation.issue5-6
dc.citation.spage401
dc.citation.epage407
dc.citation.journalTitleFish Physiology and Biochemistryen
seafdecaqd.library.callnumberVF SJ 0365
seafdecaqd.databank.controlnumber1992-36
dc.subject.asfaanimal nutritionen
dc.subject.asfadieten
dc.subject.asfafatty acidsen
dc.subject.asfafeeding experimentsen
dc.subject.asfafish cultureen
dc.subject.asfagrowthen
dc.subject.asfajuvenilesen
dc.subject.asfalipidsen
dc.subject.asfapolyunsaturated fatty acidsen
dc.subject.asfagas chromatographyen
dc.subject.scientificNameChanos chanos


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