EFFECT OF PROTEIN AND ENERGY LEVELS IN COMMERCIAL DIETS ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF JUVENILE NILE TILAPIA (OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS)

@inproceedings{ElDahhar2000EFFECTOP,
  title={EFFECT OF PROTEIN AND ENERGY LEVELS IN COMMERCIAL DIETS ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF JUVENILE NILE TILAPIA (OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS)},
  author={Alaa A. El-Dahhar and Hassan Zeweil and Nader El-Tawil},
  year={2000}
}
An experiment was carried out to determine the optimum protein to energy ratio for maximum growth, diet utilization and body composition of juvenile Nile tilapia (Qreochromis niloticus) (3,6g initial body weight) raised in glass aquaria. A 4 x 2 factorial design was employed in which eight diets containing 12, 16, 20 or 24% protein each with 245 or 262 kcal metabolizable energy (ME)/I00g were used. Each treatment was replicated in three glass aquaria. Results revealed that. increasing dietary… CONTINUE READING