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Table 2 Growth performance and feed utilization of red sea bream fed the eight experimental diets for 20 weeks

From: Effects of taurine supplementation in low fish meal diets for red seabream (Pagrus major) in low water temperature season

  FBW (g)1 WG (%)2 FI3 FCR4 PER5 Survival (%)
HFM 185 ± 7.4ab 77.6 ± 5.6bc 77.6 ± 1.8ab 1.16 ± 0.03bc 1.79 ± 0.04ab 91.7 ± 2.9
HFM-T 192 ± 2.9a 92.0 ± 2.9a 83.8 ± 0.9a 1.05 ± 0.04c 1.99 ± 0.07a 96.7 ± 2.9
SM20 170 ± 5.0cde 69.5 ± 5.0bcd 71.4 ± 4.7abc 1.39 ± 0.25abc 1.53 ± 0.29abc 91.7 ± 5.8
SM20-T 182 ± 5.1abc 82.2 ± 5.1ab 75.3 ± 3.7abc 1.06 ± 0.02bc 1.96 ± 0.04a 96.7 ± 2.9
SM35 165 ± 1.1de 64.8 ± 1.1cd 66.5 ± 4.1bc 1.25 ± 0.15abc 1.68 ± 0.18abc 96.7 ± 5.8
SM35-T 178 ± 4.0bcd 78.1 ± 4.0b 73.6 ± 9.8abc 1.14 ± 0.04bc 1.82 ± 0.07ab 96.7 ± 5.8
SM50 157 ± 7.1e 56.7 ± 7.1d 62.6 ± 3.3c 1.62 ± 0.07a 1.29 ± 0.06c 95.0 ± 5.0
SM50-T 171 ± 2.7cd 70.8 ± 2.7de 65.4 ± 1.3bc 1.46 ± 0.27bc 1.46 ± 0.30bc 88.3 ± 7.6
  1. Values are mean of triplicate groups and presented as mean ± SD. Values with different superscripts in the same column are significantly different (p < 0.05). The lack of superscript letter indicates no significant differences among treatments
  2. 1Final body weight
  3. 2Weight gain = [(final body weight − initial body weight)/ initial body weight] × 100
  4. 3Feed intake (g/fish) = dry feed consumed (g)/fish
  5. 4Feed conversion ratio = dry feed fed/wet weight gain
  6. 5Protein efficiency ratio = fish weight gain (g)/protein