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Table 3 Whole body carcass quality of fry Heteropneustes fossilis

From: Effect of water temperature on protein requirement of Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) fry as determined by nutrient deposition, hemato-biochemical parameters and stress resistance response

Temp. °CDiet (% protein)Moisture (%)Protein (%)Fat (%)Ash (%)
18D2876.68 ± 0.02Aa12.15 ± 0.05Cc6.93 ± 0.03Aa3.98 ± 0.02Aa
D3276.77 ± 0.07Aa13.13 ± 0.02Bb5.29 ± 0.07Ab3.95 ± 0.09Aa
D3675.98 ± 0.05Bb13.68 ± 0.03Bb4.66 ± 0.06Ac3.95 ± 0.07Aa
D4076.21 ± 0.09Bb14.96 ± 0.05Aa3.19 ± 0.02Ad3.88 ± 0.09Ab
D4476.68 ± 0.02Bb14.97 ± 0.02Aa3.21 ± 0.01Ad3.81 ± 0.01Ab
D4875.88 ± 0.01Cb14.95 ± 0.03Aa4.21 ± 0.02Ac3.80 ± 0.01Ab
D5276.35 ± 0.01Bb14.89 ± 0.03Aa4.26 ± 0.02Ac3.81 ± 0.01Ab
26D2876.91 ± 0.02Aa12.81 ± 0.05Ee6.88 ± 0.03Aa3.95 ± 0.02Aa
D3276.11 ± 0.07Aa13.98 ± 0.02Dd6.13 ± 0.07Ab3.96 ± 0.09Aa
D3676.45 ± 0.05Aa14.41 ± 0.03Cc4.98 ± 0.06Ac3.94 ± 0.07Aa
D4075.69 ± 0.09Bb15.19 ± 0.05Bb3.54 ± 0.02Ae3.76 ± 0.09Ab
D4475.21 ± 0.02Bb16.98 ± 0.02Aa4.16 ± 0.01Ad3.74 ± 0.01Ab
D4875.11 ± 0.01Bb16.95 ± 0.03Aa4.26 ± 0.02Ad3.72 ± 0.01Ab
D5275.51 ± 0.01Bb16.93 ± 0.03Aa4.89 ± 0.02Ac3.75 ± 0.01Ab
P value
Dietary protein0.0030.0020.00010.004
Temperature0.00010.007NSNS
Dietary protein x tempNSNSNSNS
  1. NS non-significant (P > 0.05)
  2. Different upper case superscripts indicate significant differences (P < 0.05) between temperatures, whereas different with superscripts indicate significant differences between dietary protein levels