Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate Levels and Feeding Frequencies on Growth and Carbohydrate Digestibility by White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei Under Laboratory Conditions
Zainuddin*, Haryati and Siti Aslamyah
Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Hasanuddin University, Sulawesi Selatan 90245, Indonesia
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Department of Fisheries
Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries
Hasanuddin University, Sulawesi Selatan 90245, Indonesia
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Received Date: July 12, 2014; Accepted Date: October 13, 2014; Published Date: October 15, 2014
Citation: Zainuddin, Haryati, Aslamyah S (2014) Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate Levels and Feeding Frequencies on Growth and Carbohydrate Digestibility by White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei Under Laboratory Conditions. J Aquac Res Development 5:274. doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000274
Copyright: © 2014 Zainuddin, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study aims to determine the level of carbohydrate and feeding frequency on the growth and the carbohydrate digestibility of juvenile shrimp vanamei. This study used a factorial design patterns completely randomized design with two factors and three replications of each factor given time. The treatments tested were factor A (carbohydrate feeding different levels, namely 26, 32, 38, and 44%) and factor B (feeding frequency 2 times, 4 times, and 6 times per day). Shrimp juvenile were used have an average individual weight of 0.3 g. Feeding dose is 10% of the body weight and the feeding frequency adapted to the treatment. The results showed that combination treatment with carbohydrate levels by 38% and the feeding frequency 4 times a day are the best combination of treatments to the specific growth rate and digestibility of carbohydrates juvenile white shrimp.