A preliminary study to determine the potential of a prototype feeding stimulant in improving the weaning of juvenile marble goby (Oxyeleotris marmoratus)

Jason, Sian Kang Lai and Leong, Seng Lim and Annita Yong Seok Kian, and Gunzo Kawamura, and Rossita Shapawi, (2018) A preliminary study to determine the potential of a prototype feeding stimulant in improving the weaning of juvenile marble goby (Oxyeleotris marmoratus). Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol, 40 (1). pp. 163-166.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the potential of a prototype feeding stimulant (FS) comprised of amino acids and nucleotides to improve the weaning of Oxyeleotris marmoratus. Two diets (control and FS) were formulated and fed to 2 groups of fish for 14 days. Six fish were in each group. Each fish was in one aquarium and each fish was a replicate. The body lengths were 7.7-9.3 cm. Each fish was given 5-pellet feedings at 17:00 daily and the ingested feedings were recorded the next day at 12:00. Fish fed the FS diet started ingestion on the1st day and attained a higher ingestion ratio of 0.5 and 50% were successfully weaned. However, on the 8th day, fish fed the control diet had an ingestion ratio of 0.17 and 16.7% were successfully weaned. In conclusion, the FS efficiently promoted feed intake and it can be used to improve the weaning of O. marmoratus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sleeper, pellet-training, diet formulation, ingestion, taste preference
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: SCHOOL > Borneo Marine Research Institute
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 06:15
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 15:41
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24571

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