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Farm Made Aqua Feed

According to New et.al (1993), farm-made aqua feed refers to a type of compound feed that has a pellet or other shape and contains one or more artificial and natural food ingredients and is only made for a specific farm. It is never commercially marketed or produced for profit.Farm Made Feed Characteristics1. It is made […]

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Fish Feed Binders

Fish binder is a type of ingredient used in making fish feed. It enhances the taste of food, prolongs the storage period and increases the high water retention capacity in food. It also prevents food wastage and increases food intolerance efficiency.  It provides high strength capacity for pellet feeds. It also helps to keep the […]

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Fish Feed Evaluation and Feed Quality Estimation

Feed evaluation is a method of measuring the amount of nutrients in a portion of prepared food and the quality of these nutrients. That is, food evaluation gives an idea about the usefulness of food.Importance of Fish Feed EvaluationKnowing the nutritional value of any prepared food;Measuring food preparation time and the amount of nutrients lost […]

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Effects of Processing on the Nutritional Value of Fish Feeds

Various ingredients are used in the preparation of supplementary food to meet the nutritional needs of fish. Foods and prepared feeds are processed to improve the nutritional value of these ingredients. The reasons why food is processed are: (1) to facilitate the movement of food; (2) can be shaped like a pellet; (3) the quality […]

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Antinutrients in Fish Feed Ingredients

When fish feed is prepared without following proper procedures and dosages, fish feed is often damaged and poisoned by various types of anti-nutrients and toxins. Plants belong to the family Autotrophs; since they can produce their own food, green plants are called producers. They can synthesize many chemicals from nature, but animals cannot. All these […]

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Fish Feed: Natural, Artificial and Commercial Fish Feed

 Like other animals, fish need food to grow and survive. Fish food is the food that is consumed which results in growth, energy production and reproduction of the fish. Food plays an important role in fish breeding. Eating a balanced diet accelerates the growth of the fish and the fish reach sexual maturity in time. […]

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Fish Nutrition: Definition and Importance

Every living thing consumes food for maintaining its life or for conducting physiological functions like body growth, movement and reproduction. An organism collects the necessary food from its surroundings. This food is used directly or is used by the body in the form of simple products. Digestion is the process by which the body turns […]

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Fish Feed Preparation and Formulation

Most aquatic farming systems are intensive or semi-intensive, especially for fish and shrimp. Intensive fish farming requires extra food for stocked fish. As a result, the cost of such cultivation is high. The main purpose of food preparation is to mix nutritional value and balanced ingredients which keep the growth, reproduction and health of the […]

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Fish Feed Additives

Additives are those materials which are used as small quantity in the fish feed during feed preparation to increase feed attraction, palatable to the species under culture system and to prevent disease, and microbial activities and to enhance the horse power efficiency of feed.Additives is being used in animal feedstuff including-Synthetic amino acidsVitaminsBindersAntioxidantsPreservativesProphylactic medicines(antibiotics)HormonesAntimicrobial agentsFeeding […]

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