Digestible energy and inclusion of crude glycerin in diets for curimbatá juveniles

  • Rafael Ernesto BALEN Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR, Programa de Pós-graduação em Zoologia, Centro Politécnico
  • Gilson BUENO JUNIOR Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-graduação em Aquicultura e Desenvolvimento Sustentável http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0960-2721
  • Leda Maria Saragiotto COLPINI Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-graduação em Tecnologia de Bioprodutos Agroindustriais http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3660-188X
  • Robie Allan BOMBARDELLI Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná - UNIOESTE, Centro de Engenharia e Ciências Exatas http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5701-1881
  • Lilian Carolina Rosa da SILVA Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-graduação em Aquicultura e Desenvolvimento Sustentável
  • Fábio MEURER Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR, Programa de Pós-graduação em Zoologia, Centro Politécnico / Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-graduação em Aquicultura e Desenvolvimento Sustentável http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8389-9888


The curimbatá is an important fishery resource, however, little is known about its nutritional requirements. This work aimed to determine the apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC) and the effect of the inclusion of crude glycerin (CG) in the diet for curimbatá (Prochilodus lineatus) juveniles. Feces were collected from fish fed with reference diet based on ingredients of plant origin and with a test diet, having the inert marker chromium (III) oxide (0.1%). In the growth experiment, 750 juveniles (18.71 ± 2.70 g) were used in a completely randomized design, with six treatments (diets containing 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20% CG) and five repetitions, for 64 days. For P. lineatus, CG presented ADC of 0.76 for crude energy and digestible energy of 2,850.99 kcal kg-1 of the diet. The different levels of inclusion affected the final weight (FW), feed conversion rate (FCR), specific growth rate (SGR), and weight gain (WG), in addition to blood levels of glucose and triglycerides. Regression analysis showed a negative linear effect of the diets on FW, SGR, and WG, and a positive linear effect on FCR. Crude glycerin can be used as an energy source and its inclusion in 4% of the diet improves the productive performance of curimbatá.


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How to Cite
BALEN, Rafael Ernesto et al. Digestible energy and inclusion of crude glycerin in diets for curimbatá juveniles. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 3, p. 347-357, sep. 2017. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/1210>. Date accessed: 25 may 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305.2017v43n3p347.