Abstract: A total of 600 juvenile fish with average initial weight of 2.54±0.07 g were enrolled to this study to investigate the effects of different oil sources (fish oil, soybean oil, linseed oil and beef tallow) on the growth performance and body composition of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, L.) during 14 weeks. Experimental diets were prepared as isonitrogenous (30.76% CP) and isocaloric (13.09 MJ DE kg-1). At the end of the study, it was observed that there were no significant differences among the groups for average live weight, live weight gain, feed consumption, Condition Factor (CF), Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR), Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER), Specific Growth Rate (SGR) and survival rate (p>0.05) but carcass composition (p<0.05).
Sezai A. Bozaoglu and Murat Bilguven , 2012. The Effects of Different Oils Sources on the Growth Performance and Body Composition of Juvenile Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, L.). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 853-857.