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See detailPartial replacement of fish meal with Azola meal in diets for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) affects growth and whole body fatty acid composition
Abou, Youssouf; Adite, Alphonse; Ibikounle, Moudachirou et al

in International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (2011), 5(6), 2224-2235

The replacement of fishmeal (FM) with Azolla meal (AM) in diets on growth and fatty acid in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (initial mean weight: 16.4 g) was studied. Fish were fed with six ... [more ▼]

The replacement of fishmeal (FM) with Azolla meal (AM) in diets on growth and fatty acid in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (initial mean weight: 16.4 g) was studied. Fish were fed with six isonitrogenous (29.2% CP) and isoenergetic (16.9 kJ.g-1) diets containing 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% AM respectively, as partial FM substitute. Diet A0 acted as a control. The final weight (51.0-88.3 g), the weight gain (210.8-438.3%) and the SGR (1.3-1.9%day-1) decreased when AM level higher than 10% in diets (P < 0.05). The FCR (1.44 to 2.35) significantly increased when AM level exceeded 20% (P < 0.05). The protein efficiency ratio and the apparent net protein utilization decreased consequently. The fatty acids in the whole fish were significantly influenced by the diets. The replacement of FM by AM produced fish with lower (n-3) highly unsaturated fatty acids mainly docosahexaenoic acid, and higher arachidonic acid (P < 0.05). The n-3/n- 6 fatty acid ratio ranged from 0.08 to 0.17, and was lower in fish fed A40 and A50 (P < 0.05). The findings suggest that high AM in diets affects Nile tilapia growth and the fern could be incorporated in diets up to 30% without any adverse effect on fish fatty acid composition. However, alternative additional source of lipid must be used to improve the quality of fish fed AM-diets. [less ▲]

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See detailApproximate compositional values and tissue fatty acid profiles of Nile Tilapia (Oreachromis niloticus L.) fed azolla-diets in earthen ponds
Abou, Youssouf; Fiogbé, Emile Didier; Beckers, Yves ULg et al

in Food and Nutrition Sciences (2011), 2

The approximate general composition and the fatty acid profile of Nile tilapia fed Azolla-diets in ponds were studied for 90 days. Six isonitrogenous (29.2% CP) and isoenergetic (16.9 kJ·g−1) diets were ... [more ▼]

The approximate general composition and the fatty acid profile of Nile tilapia fed Azolla-diets in ponds were studied for 90 days. Six isonitrogenous (29.2% CP) and isoenergetic (16.9 kJ·g−1) diets were formulated to contain 0% (A0), 10% (A10), 20% (A20), 30% (A30), 40% (A40) and 50% (A50) of Azolla meal (AM), as partial fish meal (FM) substitutes. Diet A0 without AM served as a control. Fish growth decreased as AM level exceeded 20% in diets (P < 0.05). Dry matter and crude protein showed no significant differences (P > 0.05). Crude lipid was significantly lower in fish fed A50 and significant differences were also found in crude ash (P < 0.05). Linolenic acid (LLA) decreased significantly when AM level in diets increased (P < 0.05). In contrast, arachidonic acid (ARA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahex- aenoic acid (DHA) showed significantly higher values in fish fed high AM (P < 0.05). The n − 3/n − 6 ratio ranged from 0.35 to 0.49, with values being significantly higher in fish fed A20, A30 and A50. High level of the fern reduces growth without negatively affecting fatty acid in fish. Fish PUFA, especially the (n − 3) fatty acids, are affected posi- tively, even when fed 50% AM, which is good for the quality of the fish produced in regard to the benefits for the health of consumers. [less ▲]

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