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RADUNZ NETO, João et al. Piava's fed (Leporinus obtusidens) with different protein sources. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2006, vol.36, n.5, pp.1611-1616. ISSN 0103-8478.

The piava (Leporinus obtusidens) is a important native fish in the South Brazil Rivers. In this study it was verified the growth of piava juveniles fed 60 days with three diets having different protein sources: yeast (L), meat and bone meal (FCO) and soybean meal (FS). Fishes were measured each 20 days to obtain the performance in weight, total and standard length, specific growth rate, condition factor and survival. At the end of trial the carcass yield, intestinal quotient and the digestive and hepato-somatic index were estimated. Higher growth was verified in fish fed with soybean meal (FS), where the weight and specific growth rate were higher (P<0.05). Digestive index values were smaller in fish fed with meat and bone meal diets (FCO). The carcass yield was higher than 90%, had no significative differences. We concluded that soybean meal as main diet protein source provide good growth for piava juveniles (L. obtusidens).

Keywords : growth; soybean meal; juveniles; meat and bone meal; yeast.

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