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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part I

Role of feed additives in pigmentation of ornamental fishes


Author(s): Rajinder Kaur and Tarang Kumar Shah

Abstract: Skin coloration is one of the most important factors which decide the aesthetic value, therefore the market value of ornamental fishes. Pigmentation in the skin is responsible for colouration in the fish. In natural environment, the fishes meet their carotenoid requirements by ingesting aquatic plants or through their food chains. But, fishes cannot synthesize carotenoid de novo. The enhancement of coloration can be done by administrating pigment enriched feed, it will definitely improve the quality and cost of the fish. Attractive colouration determines the commercial value of ornamental fish. This paper gives information about the pigmentation in fishes, natural sources of carotenoids and its types also. Due to the numerous applications of carotenoids in the pharmaceutical industry, there is an increasing demand for carotenoids in the international market.

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How to cite this article:
Rajinder Kaur, Tarang Kumar Shah. Role of feed additives in pigmentation of ornamental fishes. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(2):684-686.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies