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Table 4 Whole body proximate composition of mandarin fish fed the four experimental diets for 12 weeks (% wet weight)

From: Total replacement of dietary fish oil with alternative lipid sources in a practical diet for mandarin fish, Siniperca scherzeri, juveniles

  Experimental diets
FO LO SO Lard
Moisture 79.1 ± 1.5 77.0 ± 0.6 76.7 ± 1.7 77.8 ± 1.52
Crude protein 11.3 ± 0.6 11.8 ± 0.5 13.4 ± 0.9 12.4 ± 1.8
Crude lipid 3.85 ± 0.17a 5.95 ± 0.34b 5.80 ± 0.12b 4.84 ± 0.67ab
Ash 3.34 ± 0.12 3.36 ± 0.21 3.55 ± 0.48 3.51 ± 0.24
  1. Values are mean of triplicate groups and presented as mean ± SE. Values with different superscripts in the same row are significantly different (P < 0.05). The lack of superscript letter indicates no significant differences among treatments
  2. FO fish oil, LO linseed oil, SO soybean oil