Nutrition is particularly important in the healthy development of fish during their early-life stages. Understanding the unique nutritional needs of larval fish can improve the efficiency and quality of fish reared in a culture setting. Larval Fish Nutrition comprehensively explores the nutritional requirements, developmental physiology, and feeding and weaning strategies that will allow aquaculture researchers and professionals to develop and implement improved culture practices.
Larval Fish Nutrition is logically divided into three sections. The first section looks at the role of specific nutrient requirements in the healthy digestive development of fish. The second section looks at the impacts if nutritional physiology on fish through several early-life stages. The final section looks at feeding behaviors and the benefits and drawbacks to both live feed and microparticulate diets in developing fish.
Written by a team of leading global researchers, Larval Fish Nutrition will be an indispensible resource for aquaculture researchers, professionals, and advanced students.
Section 1: Digestive Development and Nutrient Requirements
Chapter 1 Ontogeny of the digestive tract
Chapter 2 Lipids
Chapter 3 Proteins
Chapter 4 Micronutrients
Section 2: Nutritional Physiology
Chapter 5 Effects of broodstock diet on eggs and larvae
Chapter 6 Utilization of yolk: transition from endogenous to exogenous nutrition in fish
Chapter 7 Effects of larval nutrition on development
Chapter 8 Bioenergetics of growth in commercially important developing fishes
Chapter 9 Regulation of digestive processes
Section 3: Feeds and Feeding
Chapter 10 Feeding behavior in larval fish
Chapter 11 Live feeds
Chapter 12 Microparticulate diets: technology
Chapter 13 Microparticulate diets: testing and evaluating success
Chapter 14 Methods for assessing embryonic and larval growth in fish
G. Joan Holt is the Associate Director and Perry R. Bass Chair in Fisheries and Mariculture at the University of Texas at Austin.
'Larval Fish Nutrition' is a most useful compilation that is a welcome addition to the fish biology and aquaculture literature, but it is not an introductory book for the uninitiated . . . It can also act as a source of reference and supplementary reading for advanced level students taking courses in fish physiology and aquaculture.
- Aquaculture International, 18 June 2011