The Proximate of Natural Foods Gracilaria lichenoides and Ulva fasciata for Abalone Haliotis squamata Culture
Magdalena Latuihamallo*, Joice W Loupatty and Gratia Dolores Manuputty
Pattimura University, Ir. M. Putuhena Street Poka, Ambon, Indonesia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Magdalena Latuihamallo
Marine Science and Fishery Faculty, Pattimura University
Ir. M. Putuhena Street Poka, Ambon 97233, Indonesia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 01, 2016; Accepted date: May 09, 2016; Published date: May 16, 2016
Citation: Latuihamallo M, Loupatty JW, Manuputty GD (2016) The Proximate of Natural Foods Gracilaria lichenoides and Ulva fasciata for Abalone Haliotis squamata Culture. Fish Aquac J 7:171. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000171
Copyright: © 2016 Latuihamallo M, 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.
The aim of this research was to analyse the proximate in natural foods Gracilaria lichenoides and Ulva fasciata for abalone Haliotis squamata. The proximate analysis included water, ash, protein, crude fibre, and lipid components. The proximate of Ulva fasciata were 82.0% of water, 25.7% of ash, 3.5% of protein, 4.8% of crude fibre, and 1.7% of lipid, while in Gracilaria lichenoides were 92.5% of water, 50.3% of ash, 2% of protein, 4.4% of crude fibre, and 1.2% of lipids. Natural food Ulva fasciata provides better result of growth of abalone due to the nutrients contained in it particularly the higher value of amino acids and fatty acids compared to natural food Gracilaria lichenoides.