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Optimum dietary protein requirement of Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) fingerlings.


Dorin, Josephine and Kamarudin, Mohd. Salleh and Musa, Mazlinda (2011) Optimum dietary protein requirement of Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) fingerlings. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14 (3). pp. 232-235. ISSN 1028-8880; ESSN:1812-5735


The optimum dietary protein requirement of the Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) fingerlings was determined in this study. In this completely randomized designed experiment, formulated diets of five levels of dietary protein (30, 35, 40, 45 and 50%) were tested on the T. tambroides fingerlings (initial body weight of 5.85 +/- 0.40 g), reared in aquarium fitted with a biofiltering system. The fingerlings were fed twice daily at 5% of biomass. The fingerling body weight and total length was taken at every two weeks. Mortality was recorded daily. The dietary protein had significant effects on the body weight gain and Specific Growth Rate (SGR) of the fingerlings. The body weight gain and SGR of fingerlings fed with the diet with the dietary protein level of 40% was significantly higher (p<0.05) than that of 30, 35 and 50%. The feed conversion ratio of the 40% dietary protein was the significantly lowest at 2.19 +/- 0.163. The dietary protein level of 40% was the most optimum for T. tambroides fingerlings.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/pjbs.2011.232.235
Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Dietary protein; Mahseer; Tor tambroides.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 03:14
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 08:51
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