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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2016, Vol 16, Num, 2     (Pages: 481-488)

A Novel Food Formulation for the Juveniles of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius)

Siddhartha Pati 1-2 ,Chinnari Sumedha 1 ,Anil Chatterji 1 ,Bisnu Prasad Dash 2

1 Malkolak Institute of Marine Studies, Dona Paula, Goa-403 004, India
2 Fakir Mohan University, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Balasore, Odisha, India
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v16_2_29 Viewed : 2242 - Downloaded : 1469 The efficiency of carbohydrate rich food was studied and compared with four different feeds on the juveniles of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius). The average food consumption of formulated feed rich in carbohydrates (Feed 2) showed minimum consumption (0.479 g dry weight), faecal production (0.061 g dry weight) and Food Conversion Ratio (0.471) as compared to protein rich Feed-1 where these values were maximum. The assimilation efficiency (86.78%) and average gross efficiency (198.47%) was higher in Feed-2 as compared to these values obtained for other feeds. Mean relative growth (14.29%) and asymptotic weight (300 g) was calculated maximum for Feed -2 whereas, it was minimum for Feed-1. The von Bertalanffy’s growth equation fitted well to describe the growth pattern of the juveniles and represented as: Wt=180[1-e-0016(t+3.75)] for Feed-1; Wt=300[1-e-0.0013(t+3.00)] for Feed-2; Wt=220[1-e-0.0015(t+3.33)] for Feed-3; Wt=240[1-e- 0.0016(t+3.18)-0.0015(t+3.60)] for Feed-5 Keywords : Food conversion ratio; assimilation efficiency; shrimp feed