Comparing feed intake, utilization of protein and energy for growth and body composition in S. solea fed natural and commercial diets

S.S.W. Ende, S. Kroeckel, J.W. Schrama, O. Schneider, J.A.J. Verreth

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Abstract

The present work was carried out to study the effect of polychaete Nereis virens on feed intake, utilization of protein and energy for growth and body composition in sole (S. solea). It is hypothesized that intake, efficiencies of protein utilization and growth rates obtained for sole fed ragworm are comparable to those previously reported for S. solea. The mussel M. edulis was used as a reference diet to allow comparisons of present results with those obtained previously, which until today serve as reference for optimum growth in sole. Intake, efficiencies of utilization for protein and energy for growth and growth rates obtained for sole fed ragworm are expected to be higher compared to commercial feed. A commercial feed, commonly used for turbot but also in sole culture served as a second reference diet to discuss differences between natural and commercial feeds.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYerseke
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.nr. C045/09

Keywords

  • fishes
  • dover soles
  • feed intake
  • growth rate
  • nutrition physiology
  • polychaeta
  • feed conversion efficiency

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