Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

Forum: Response of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings to different replacement levels of fish meal with soybean meal using Garlic and Onion

Published on: 12/28/2011
Author/s : Hafez A Mabrouk (National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries), Eman M. H. Labib (Animal Production Research InStitute,) and Zaki, M.A.(Alexandria University)
AbstractTwelve experimental diets were formulated to containing 35% crude protein and 429.93 Kcal gross energy 100g-1 in order to study the effects of replacement levels of dietary fish meal with soybean meal using garlic and onion on growth performance, feed utilization and whole body composition of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) mono-sex fingerlings. Three groups of diets according to repl...
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Shonoiki Saidat Shonoiki Saidat
Animal feed producer
December 28, 2011

Interesting article about Nile Tilapia. Thanks .Dr Hafez,can we also apply this results to catfish species especially claria gariepinus which is very common in Nigeria

Hafez A Mabrouk Hafez A Mabrouk
December 28, 2011
Dear Shonoiki Saidat , sure you can apply that procidure to Catfish as the same nutritional requirements are similar, and with variation in feeding behaviour in catfish which is carnivour, replacement soybean meal instead of fishmeal must not increase than recommended levels using both Garlic and oinion for their roles in improving digestion and flesh quality.
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