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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING THE VALUE AND UTILIZATION OF ETHANOL MANUFACTURING CO-PRODUCTS Title: Tilapia: environmental and nutritional requirements

Authors
item Mjoun, Kamal
item Rosentrater, Kurt
item Brown, Michael -

Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: October 2, 2010
Publication Date: October 29, 2010
Citation: Mjoun, K., Rosentrater, K.A., Brown, M.L. 2010. Tilapia: environmental and nutritional requirements. Available: http://pubstorage.sdstate.edu/AgBio_Publications/articles/FS963-02.pdf.

Interpretive Summary: Tilapia are an important species to global aquaculture production. Their adaptability to a wide range of environmental and nutritional conditions and their ability to grow and reproduce make them a prime species for aquaculture. Nonetheless, to achieve maximum performance in culture, tilapia require specific conditions and nutrients. The first part of this paper deals with environmental requirements of tilapia such as temperature, salinity, and water quality parameters. The second part focuses on major nutrients required by tilapia. Protein, amino acids, energy, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals requirements are summarized. Thus this paper should be a useful reference for aquaculture producers and nutritionists.

Technical Abstract: Tilapia are an important species to global aquaculture production. Their adaptability to a wide range of environmental and nutritional conditions and their ability to grow and reproduce make them a prime species for aquaculture. Nonetheless, to achieve maximum performance in culture, tilapia require specific conditions and nutrients. The first part of this paper deals with environmental requirements of tilapia such as temperature, salinity, and water quality parameters. The second part focuses on major nutrients required by tilapia. Protein, amino acids, energy, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals requirements are summarized. Thus this paper should be a useful reference for aquaculture producers and nutritionists.

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