Aquafat-O® as a Growth and Physiological Enhancer Agent for Hybrid Red Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.) × Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters)

Published on: 03/25/2020
Author/s : Mohamd Moaaz Refaey 1, Ahmed Ismail Mehrim 1 and Magda Mahmoud El-Komy 2. / 1 Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University, P.O. 35516, Al-Mansoura, Egypt; 2 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, P.O. 35516, Al-Mansoura, Egypt.

In commercial aquaculture, the cost of feed is the main problem as it constitutes up to 60% of the total cost of production1. Hence, many researchers examined the use of substitute protein and lipid sources, especially the vegetable sources to replace fish meal and fish oil (FO) that are the cheaper, leading to reduce the feed cost2,3. Lipid is considered one of the most important compon...

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Paul Roberts Paul Roberts
Biologist
March 25, 2020
Well written article with good statistics and annotations.
The diets used would not work with Trout or Salmon.
The main point I found was that Aquafat-O was a better lipid source than Corn Oil, which it replaced in the diets. The content of Aquafat-O does not contribute any of the Essential fatty acids, only a better energy source than Corn Oil.
What is the source of the source of the components of Aquafat-O? Propriety Information secrecy won't save you, because a bit of back calculation based on the final result and the known properties of Food Oils is well known.
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