Effect of varying crude protein levels on spawning frequency and growth of Sarotherodon niloticus breeders
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Four-month-old S. niloticus breeders were fed with dry pellets containing 20-50% crude protein and the frequency of spawning involving removal of egg from the mouthbrooding females and growth were determined. When the diets contain high quality proteins from fish meal and soybean oil meal and the amounts of daily food allowance are at satiation level, the influence of increasing dietary crude protein on spawning frequency involving egg removal from the brooder and growth may not be significant.
Santiago, C. B., Bañes-Aldaba, M., & Laron, M. A. (1981). Effect of varying crude protein levels on spawning frequency and growth of Sarotherodon niloticus breeders.
SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Quarterly Research Report, 5(4), 5-10. http://hdl.handle.net/10862/2396