The use of squid protein hydrolysate as a protein source in microdiets for gilthead seabream Sparus aurata larvae

S. Kolkovski, A. Tandler

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Abstract

In the present study, the use of predigested proteins as an ingredient of microdiets offered to gilthead seabream larvae was tested. The protein source (freeze-dried squid powder) was hydrolysed with protease (trypsin and pancreatin). Different levels of raw squid protein and hydrolysate (100% protein, 50% protein/50% hydrolysate, 100% hydrolysate) were added to the microdiets to produce a dietary protein level of 65%. For comparison, cofeeding of Artemia nauplii and microdiet as well as microdiet supplemented with pancreatin were also offered to the larvae. The final average dry weights of 32-day-old larvae were 1.65 ± 0.04 mg, 1.38 ± 0.06 mg and 1.13 ± 0.1 mg, respectively, for larvae cofed 0%, 50% and 100% hydrolysate microdiets and Artemia nauplii. Survival of larvae was not affected by protein source. The survival of larvae cofed Artemia nauplii and microdiet was significantly higher than that of larvae fed exclusively on microdiet (68% and 80%, respectively). These results suggest that the use of hydrolysate (at 50% greater) as a protein source in diets for seabream larvae is not to be recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalAquaculture Nutrition
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Artemia
  • Hydrolysate
  • Microdiet
  • Pancreatin
  • Protein
  • Seabream

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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