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Volume 24, Issue 1


Growth performance and feed utilization of keureling (Tor tambra) fingerlings fed a formulated diet with different doses of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

Zainal A. Muchlisin
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  • Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh 23111, Indonesia
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/ Ayu A. Arisa
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/ Abdullah A. Muhammadar
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/ Nur Fadli
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/ Iko I. Arisa
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/ Mohd N. Siti-Azizah
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Published Online: 2016-04-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aopf-2016-0005


The objective of the present study was to determine the optimum dosage of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) in the diet of keureling, Tor tambra (Val.) fingerlings for optimal growth performance and feed utilization. Five doses of vitamin E were tested: 0 mg kg−1 feed (control); 150 mg kg−1 feed; 300 mg kg−1 feed; 450 mg kg−1 feed; 600 mg kg−1. The feed ratio was 5% body weight, which was delivered twice daily at 08:00 and 17:00 for 60 days. The results showed that higher growth performance, feeding conversion ratios, feed efficiency, protein retention, and protein digestibility were obtained at 600 mg kg−1 feed, but the value was not significantly different from the other doses. The optimal dose in terms of the hepatosomatic index and survival rate was 300 mg kg−1. Hence, it was concluded that the optimum, most economical dose of vitamin E supplement for keureling (T. tambra) was 150 mg kg−1 feed, because this value was not significantly different from the doses of 300 and 600 mg kg−1 feed.

Keywords: alpha-tocopherol; feed efficiency; feed conversion; semah; tambra


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About the article

Received: 2015-06-22

Accepted: 2016-01-20

Published Online: 2016-04-09

Published in Print: 2016-03-01

Citation Information: Archives of Polish Fisheries, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 47–52, ISSN (Online) 2083-6139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aopf-2016-0005.

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