Growth experiments with the shrimp Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius)

J.R.B. Alfred, Sumitra-Vijayaraghavan, M.V.M. Wafar, J.P. Royan, P. Jeyachandran


The shrimp Metapenaeus monoceros was fed with five different types of compounded foods containing low protein and high carbohydrate. Gross growth efficiency (K1) ranged between 0.3 and 4.4% on dry weight basis and from 0.35 to 5.2% on caloric basis. All the diets used in this study gave high assimilation (A/C) and low conversion efficiencies (K1 and K). The significance of moulting and its relation to production and consumption has been discussed. The advantage of detritus over plant origin source in compounded foods has been indicated


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