Dietary zinc requirement of fingerling channel catfish.

  title={Dietary zinc requirement of fingerling channel catfish.},
  author={Delbert Monroe Gatlin and Robert P. Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={113 3},
Two experiments were conducted in order to establish the essentiality of zinc for fingerling channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and to determine their dietary zinc requirement. Purified egg white diets with and without supplemental zinc were fed to channel catfish fingerlings for 12 weeks in the essentiality experiment. Catfish fed the basal diet containing 1.0 - 1.5 mg Zn/kg diet developed deficiency signs such as anorexia and suppressed growth. After week 8 of this experiment, two groups… CONTINUE READING
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