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Table 1 Proximate and amino acid compositions of the fish meals used to test diets

From: Apparent digestibility coefficients of the extruded pellet diets containing various fish meals for olive flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus

  Fish meals
HM AM MM SM-A SM-B TM PM-A PM-B
Proximate analysis (% in dry matter)
 Dry matter 93.3 92.2 92.4 91.3 94.0 92.0 93.7 93.1
 Crude protein 73.4 67.3 76.6 71.5 71.0 62.7 74.7 63.3
 Crude lipid 10.4 8.6 6.8 10.0 10.2 10.6 5.9 5.4
 Ash 16.6 19.7 16.7 16.0 14.6 20.1 15.7 26.4
 Gross energy (kcal/g) 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.3 4.7 3.9
Essential amino acids (% in protein)
 Arg 6.4 6.0 6.5 7.1 6.4 6.4 7.1 7.0
 His 2.8 2.0 4.5 2.5 3.0 3.3 2.5 2.5
 Ile 4.4 4.0 4.5 4.1 4.7 4.2 3.9 4.2
 Leu 8.0 6.6 7.9 7.8 8.3 7.6 8.0 8.0
 Lys 8.4 7.2 8.6 5.8 8.9 9.3 5.7 5.3
 Met + Cys 4.2 3.9 4.3 2.7 4.3 4.0 2.8 2.9
 Phe + Tyr 7.6 6.3 7.5 8.0 8.0 7.2 8.3 8.3
 Thr 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.2 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.3
 Val 5.9 4.9 5.0 4.4 5.3 5.6 4.3 4.7
  1. HM herring fish meal, AM anchovy fish meal, MM mackerel fish meal, SM-A sardine fish meal-A, SM-B sardine fish meal-B, TM tuna meal, PM-A pollock fish meal-A, PM-B pollock fish meal-B