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Nutrition and Feeding of Fish and Crustaceans

Series: Springer Praxis Books: Aquaculture and Fisheries

By: Jean Guillaume(Editor), Sadasivam Kaushik(Editor), Pierre Bergot(Editor), Robert Metailler(Editor)

408 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #141514 | ISBN: 1852332417
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NHBS Price: £185.50 $238/€209 approx

About this book

Drawing on laboratory and farm studies, Nutrition and Feeding of Fish and Crustaceans reviews in detail the current state-of-the-art scientific research knowledge of fish and crustacean nutrition, from larvae to juvenile fish, through to the final stages of harvesting. Topics covered include issues surrounding the formulation, manufacture and delivery of feedstuffs to fish farms and the text provides a dual focus on fish and shrimp feeding requirements addressing practical applications as appropriate for the European aqualculture industry.


- General: Introduction. Terminology and Methodology
- The Nutritional Basis for Aquatic Animals: Feeding behaviour and regulation of ingestion. Digestive physiology and nutrient digestibility in fishes. Energetic nutrition. Protein nutrition. Lipid nutrition
- Glucide nutrition: importance and limits of glucide supplies. Vitamin nutrition. Mineral nutrition. Carotenoids and pigmentation
- Specific Study of Fish and Crustacean Larvae: Ontogeny, development and digestive physiology of fish larvae. Feeding of fish larvae with live prey. Inert food for fish larvae. Digestive physiology of prawns. Nutrition and feeding of penaeid prawn larvae. Nutrition and feeding of prawns in intensive and extensive culture
- Feeding of Fish: Applications: Basic constituents and additives used in fish foods. Anti-nutritional factors. Formulation of foods for aquaculture. Food manufacture. Practicalities of feeding fish
- Appendices
- Glossary
- Index
- List of Authors

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