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dc.contributor.authorEguia, R. V.
dc.contributor.authorKamarudin, M. S.
dc.contributor.authorSantiago, Corazon B.
dc.identifier.citationEguia, R. V., Kamarudin, M. S., & Santiago, C. B. (2000). Growth and survival of river catfish Mystus nemurus (Cuvier & Valenciennes) larvae fed isocaloric diets with different protein levels during weaning. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 16(3), 104-109.en
dc.description.abstractThe growth of river catfish Mystus nemurus (Cuvier & Valenciennes) larvae fed four isocaloric diets (4200 kcal kg−1) with different protein levels during weaning was determined. Diets containing 45, 50, 55, and 60% protein were formulated by linear programming using amino acid profiles based on that of 2-day-old river catfish larvae. Artificial diets were fed to the larvae beginning at day 5 after being initially fed Artemia nauplii for 4 days. The larvae thrived solely on artificial diets from day 8 to day 16. On the other hand, the control larvae were fed Artemia nauplii from day 1 to day 16. Results of the feeding trial showed that growth and survival of M. nemurus larvae given the diet containing 60% protein were high and comparable to those of the larvae given only live food (control). Larvae fed the 55% protein diet had significantly lower growth and survival than the larvae on the control and 60% diets but significantly higher growth and survival rates than did larvae fed with 45 and 50% protein diets. Carcass moisture and total lipids after 16 days of feeding did not differ significantly (P > 0.05), but body protein increased with increasing dietary protein. Body protein of the control larvae was similar to that of larvae given the 60% protein diet.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study was funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (Government of Malaysia) through the Intensification of Research in Priority Areas (IRPA) Project.en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen
dc.subjectMystus nemurusen
dc.titleGrowth and survival of river catfish Mystus nemurus (Cuvier & Valenciennes) larvae fed isocaloric diets with different protein levels during weaningen
dc.citation.journalTitleJournal of Applied Ichthyologyen
seafdecaqd.library.callnumberVF SJ 0629
dc.subject.asfafeeding experimentsen
dc.subject.asfafish cultureen
dc.subject.asfanutritional requirementsen
dc.subject.scientificNameMystus nemurus
dc.subject.scientificNameHemibagrus nemurus

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