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Protein and energy nutrition of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) at optimal and elevated temperatures


Amin, MN and Carter, CG and Katersky Barnes, RS and Adams, LR, Protein and energy nutrition of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) at optimal and elevated temperatures, Aquaculture Nutrition, 22, (3) pp. 527-540. ISSN 1365-2095 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1111/anu.12274


The digestible protein (DP) and digestible energy (DE) requirements for maintenance and growth of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) were determined using a factorial model at either optimum (15C) or elevated temperature (19C). Several key parameters of the factorial model were measured using a series of inter-related studies. The maintenance requirements for DP and DE were 0.10gDP kg−0.69 day−1 (15C) and 0.31gDP kg−0.78 day−1 (19C), and 34.86kJDE kg−0.84 day−1 (15C) and 46.14kJDE kg−0.86 day−1 (19C). The total requirements for DP were 0.10gDP kg−0.69 day−1 + 2.14PG (protein gain) (15C) and 0.31gDP kg−0.78 day−1 + 1.98PG (19C). The total requirements for DE were 36.86kJDE kg−0.84 day−1 + 1.58EG (energy gain) (15C) and 46.14kJDE kg−0.86 day−1 + 1.64EG (19C). The partial efficiencies for growth were 0.47 (15C) and 0.51 (19C) for protein, and 0.63 (15C) and 0.61 (19C) for energy. Nutrient gain was lower at the elevated temperature; however, feed formulation for brook trout should be adjusted to match changes in nutrient requirements at different culture temperatures. The protein and energy requirements model will be useful for developing commercial feeds and feeding charts for brook trout.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:brook trout, climate change, factorial model, feed formulation, nutrient requirement
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Amin, MN (Dr Md Amin)
UTAS Author:Carter, CG (Professor Chris Carter)
UTAS Author:Katersky Barnes, RS (Dr Robin Katersky Barnes)
UTAS Author:Adams, LR (Dr Louise Adams)
ID Code:106961
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2016-02-27
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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