Article

Critical variability exists in the digestible value of raw materials fed to black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon: The characterisation and digestibility assessment of a series of research and commercial raw materials

Citation

Glencross B, Blyth D, Wade N & Arnold S (2018) Critical variability exists in the digestible value of raw materials fed to black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon: The characterisation and digestibility assessment of a series of research and commercial raw materials. Aquaculture, 495, pp. 214-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.05.026

Abstract
The digestibility of a suite of raw materials was determined when fed to black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in a series of three experiments. A total of 29 commercial and research raw materials were evaluated using the diet replacement digestibility method. Each of the reference and test diets were fed to tanks of shrimp for one-week prior to commencing faecal collection. The collected faecal samples were kept separate from any feed residue through using a discrete feeding period, after which uneaten feed was removed before a separate faecal collecting period. The same reference diet and soy protein concentrate diet were used across each of the three experiments and demonstrated consistent digestibility using this method. Most raw materials demonstrated some utility for use in diets for shrimp, with digestible protein or energy values >0.800. However, there were some raw materials (e.G. camelina meal) that provided very little nutritive value for shrimp. This study presents data on the digestibility and digestible nutrient content of a wide variety of raw materials, providing a clear basis for progressing to formulating shrimp diets on a digestible protein and energy basis, thereby optimising dietary formulation, maximising ingredient utilisation and reducing impacts of uneaten feed.

Keywords
Prawns; Ingredients; Digestibility; Plant proteins; Animal by-products; Fishmeal replacement

Journal
Aquaculture: Volume 495

StatusPublished
FundersCSIRO Agriculture and Food
Publication date01/10/2018
Publication date online30/05/2018
Date accepted by journal13/05/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27358
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0044-8486