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Table 1

The proximate chemical compositions of feed pellets used when rearing green turtles. The analysis was performed in triplicate and the results are expressed as g kg−1 on DM basis.

Chemical compositiona Sinking pelletb Floating pelletb
Moisture 75.9 68.8
CP (DM) 474.1 466.8
Crude lipid (DM) 85.5 80.8
Crude fiber (DM) 23.4 29.4
Ash (DM) 117.7 111.5
NFE (DM)b 299.3 311.5
GE (kcal kg−1 DM) 4785.2 4774.5

CP, crude protein; DM, dry matter; NFE, nitrogen free extract; GE, gross energy.


Commercial floating or sinking feed pellets for marine carnivorous fish (Charoen Pokphand PCL., Samut Sakhon, Thailand).

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