Asian Fisheries Society

The Effect of Inclusion Level and Time on Digestibility of Starch for Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio, Cyprinidae)


The effect of the level of inclusion and time on the digestibility of cornstarch for common carp (Cyprinus carpio, Cyprinidae) was determined. Raw cornstarch was included into a casein-based reference diet at four levels of inclusion (10, 20, 30 and 40%) and digestibility coefficients calculated over two time points (days 6-10 and days 13-17). Starch digestibility was significantly affected by the level of inclusion, being higher at the 30% (90.4%) and 40% (94.2%) inclusion levels than at the 10% (77.3%) inclusion level. Time had no significant effect on starch digestibility.

Publication Date : 1996-09-01

Volume : 9

Issue : 2

Page : 121-126

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