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Table 1 Growth and feed utilization parameters of Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii Brandt) fed three experimental diets in which fishmeal was partially replaced with full-fat Hermetia illucens meal (15%) and Tenebrio molitor meal (15%) for 60 days. Data are presented as the mean ± standard error

From: Effects of insect diets on the gastrointestinal tract health and growth performance of Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii Brandt, 1869)

  Diets SEM p-value
CT TM HI
IBW (g) 636.67 648.33 646.67 6.45 0.4363
FBW (g) 1196.81 1195.04 1194.81 16.44 0.1178
BWG (g) 546.67 553.33 555.00 7.7700 0.9217
FCRa 1.47 1.47 1.48 0.03 0.9356
SGRb 1.03 1.03 1.03 0.02 0.9515
PERc 1.52 1.50 1.52 0.0100 0.8907
  1. All values are means of triplicate cases (n = 3). Different alphabetic superscripts in the same row indicate significant differences at α < 0.05
  2. IBW initial body weight, FBW final body weight, BWG body weight gain
  3. aFeed conversion ratio, FCR = feed offered (g)/biomass gain (g)
  4. bSpecific growth rate (% day−1), SGR = 100 x ln (final weight/initial weight)/days.
  5. cProtein efficiency ratio, PER = biomass gain (g)/protein offered (g)