Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
The Importance of \omega-3 Series Fatty Acids in Marine Fish Larvae Nutrition and Recent Developments
In general, marine fish larvae require \omega-3 HUFA, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Larval growth, survival and larval activity are affected by dietary levels of essantial fatty acids. Some pathological signs, such as abnormal pigmentation, hydrops etc. and low feed conversion efficiency, poor growth, mass mortality are related to \omega-3 HUFA series fatty acids deficiency in larvae food. EPA/DHA ratio in live foods or microencapsuled diets is an important factor in larval development and survival.
Fatty acids, \omega-3 HUFA, EPA, DHA
POLAT, ABDURRAHMAN and ÖZYURT, GÜLSÜN (1999) "The Importance of \omega-3 Series Fatty Acids in Marine Fish Larvae Nutrition and Recent Developments," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 23: No. 9, Article 14. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol23/iss9/14