Effect of feed restriction on fatty acid profile, body composition and selected blood parameters of intensive reared pike (Esox lucius)

Balázs Kucska, András Szabó, Chris Blake, Csaba Hancz, Dániel Varga
2021 Acta Agraria Kaposváriensis  
This study investigated the effects of a six-week starvation period on the fatty acid profile, body composition and blood parameters of intensively reared pike (Esox lucius). 150 pike were stocked in an experimental recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and feed was completely withdrawn. Body composition, fatty acid composition and blood parameters (serum protein, albumin, triacylglycerol, cholesterol concentration and Lactate dehidrigenase and alkaline phosphatase activity) were measured and
more » ... omatic indices were calculated. A significant decline in bodyweight, crude fat content and somatic indices was accompanied by a significant decrease of blood triacylglycerol content. The relative proportion of saturated fatty acids in the fillet decreased, while polyunsaturated fatty acids increased. There was also a significant increase in the average chain length and unsaturation index of fatty acids found in the fillet flesh.
doi:10.31914/aak.2505 fatcat:45hdavayu5gnbnuzpyodwuv7ru