Course detail

LZT5804 - Fish Feeding and Nutrition

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Brunno da Silva Cerozi

Teach students fundamentals of fish feeding and nutrition, focusing on main feedstuff for the formulation
of aquafeeds; digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in neotropical and temperate fish, and
the industrial processing aquafeeds.

Fundamentals of fish nutrition; the carrying capacity of farming systems - nutritional management as
factors that limit the carrying capacity. Fish digestive tract and glands and feeding habits. Physiology of
nutrition and digestion. The nutrients and their use by fish. Traditonal and surrogate feedstuff; feed
atractants and anti-nutritional factors. Nutritional requirements and the formulation and processing diets
for neotropical and temperate fish. Fish fedding and nutrition in intensive and semi-intensive farming
systems: maintenance, growth and reproduction. Interaction nutrition and health in fish farming

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