Parameters Diet no. (% tuna oil / % corn oil)
Diet A (100/0) Diet B (71.5/28.5) Diet C (43.0/57.0) Diet D (14.5/85.5)
Initial shell length (cm) 0.5 ± 0.01 0.5 ± 0.01 0.5 ± 0.01 0.5 ± 0.01
Initial body weight (g) 0.04 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01
Final shell length (cm) 2.34 ± 0.14 2.44 ± 0.02 2.47 ± 0.08 2.38 ± 0.14
Final body weight (g) 2.24 ± 0.03 2.44 ± 0.18 2.63 ± 0.35 2.47 ± 0.46
Shell length increments (cm) 1.84 ± 0.14 1.94 ± 0.02 1.97 ± 0.08 1.88 ± 0.14
Body weight gains (g) 2.24 ± 0.03 2.47 ± 0.22 2.87 ± 0.21 2.47 ± 0.47
Absolute growth rate (cm mo-1) 0.46 ± 0.03 0.49 ± 0.05 0.49 ± 0.02 0.47 ± 0.04
Absolute growth rate (g mo-1) 0.56 ± 0.05 0.62 ± 0.06 0.72 ± 0.05 0.62 ±0.12
Feed conversion ratio 4.65 ± 0.21 4.64 ± 0.19 4.77 ± 0.20 4.35 ± 0.17
Final survival rate (%) 98.00 100 98.00 98.00
Diet A (100% Tuna oil),
Diet B (71.5% Tuna oil+28.5% Corn oil),
Diet C (43% Tuna oil+57.0% Corn oil)
Diet D (14.5% Tuna oil+85.5% Corn oil).
Table 2: Growth parameters (mean ± SE) of juvenile B. areolata fed different experimental diets for 90 days.