Replacing palm oil for soybean oil in tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.), feed

M. A. Al-Owafeir, I. E.H. Belal

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Four isonitrogenous and isocaloric semi-purified feeds containing various levels of palm oil (0, 1.2 and 3%) as a replacement for soybean oil were fed to three replicate groups of tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.). fingerlings, mean initial weight 5.5 g, in 45-1 aquaria for 5 weeks under controlled laboratory conditions. Weight gain, feed conversion ratio, protein efficiency ratio and the chemical composition of the fish bodies did not vary significantly (P > 0.05). These results indicate that palm oil could replace soybean oil in feeds for O. niloticus fingerlings without any negative effect on the fish growth or body composition under these conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalAquaculture Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Aquatic Science


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