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AMINOCarp® based diet improves growth performances of Indian carp, Rohu

Karthik Masagounder1, Shivananda Murthy2 and Girish Channarayapatna1 1Health and Nutrition, Evonik Industries, Singapore 2Mangalore Fisheries College, India Recently, the practice of using commercial feeds in rohu farming has gained much attention and is growing steadily. However, under commercial conditions, more importance is still given to crude protein content of feed than to their amino acid profile.The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate the growth performance of rohu fed diets formulated based on essential amino acid (EAA) levels found in commercial feeds in the market versus those recommended by AMINOCarp®.

December 29, 2014

Karthik Masagounder1, Shivananda Murthy2 and Girish Channarayapatna1

1Health and Nutrition, Evonik Industries, Singapore 

2Mangalore Fisheries College, India

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Rohu, Labeo rohita (one of the Indian major carp) is the 9th largest produced fish in the world (1.17 million tonne/year), farmed mainly in Indian subcontinent (FAO 2012). Recently, the practice of using commercial feeds in rohu farming has gained much  attention and is growing steadily. However, under commercial conditions, more importance is still given to crude protein (CP) content of feed than to their amino acid profile. This is partly because of lack of knowledge of the amino acid nutrition of carp. AMINOCarp®, a tool developed mainly for common carp, provides amino acid recommendations for a given growing period based on presumed growth and feeding rates, feeding frequency and contribution of natural food.  This tool can be highly useful to rohu feed producers, but a validation test was needed given that the tool was developed mainly for common carp. 

The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate the growth performance of rohu fed  diets formulated based on essential amino acid (EAA) levels found in commercial feeds in the market versus those recommended by AMINOCarp®. 

Download AMINOCarp® based diet improves growth performances of Indian carp, Rohu (pp 2-5 AQUAFEED: Advances in Processing & Formulation, vol VI issue IV, 2014) (PDF) from the link below.

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