International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
Temporal changes in body composition of striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus, Sauvage, 1878) during starvationAuthor(s):
Palash Halder, Hazrat AliAbstract:
The present study was conducted to investigate the changes in body composition of Thai pangas (Pangasius hypophthalmus) during food deprivation at Fish Physiology and Fish Nutrition Lab of Khulna University, Khulna from 10 November to 7 December, 2007. Fish were starved for a 27 days in10 glass tanks (50cm×30cm×30 cm) at 3 individual per tank. At the initial stage (1st day) of the experiment, the water, protein, lipid and ash contents were 76.88±1.13%, 20.5±0.23%, 1.4±0.02% and 1.20±0.05%, respectively whereas at the 27th day water, protein, lipid, and ash contents were 78.35±0.42%, 19.40±0.25%, 0.80±0.02% and 1.42±0.02%, respectively. The results revealed that lipid and protein concentration of muscle was decreased with prolongation of deprivation, with a significant decline of lipid concentration recorded after 6 days of deprivation (P≤.05). On the other hand, water and ash concentration was increased during deprivation without any significant variation.Pages: 132-135 | 1095 Views 20 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Palash Halder, Hazrat Ali. Temporal changes in body composition of striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus, Sauvage, 1878) during starvation. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;3(2):132-135.