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Nutritional needs of finfishes and shellfishes

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  • Fish Nutrition
  • Biology
  • Medicine


Malnutrition, as it adversely affects-the human being, impairs the growth, reproduction, health and wellbeing of the finfishes and shellfishes also. In the farming of these animals in an environment unlike their natural habitat, feeding of the stocked population with nutritionally balanced and quality diets is of critical importance not only to promote their optimal biological and physiological processes, but also to the production. In the different aquaculture systems except that practised on farming the animals feeding on the natural food available in the field, formulated feeds are provided either as supplementary' feed or as whole feed. For the preparation of the formulated feed having the optimum dietary nutrient levels, the essential prerequisite is to have an understanding of the nutrient requirements of the species selected for culture.

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