The present study used commercial feeds, food waste feeds, Napier grass, and mixed feeds (food waste feed to Napier grass ratio, 1:10) to feed grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus). The results indicated that grass carp fed with food waste feeds and mix feeds achieved growth performance (based on specific growth rate and feed conversion ratio) that was similar to commercial feeds (p > 0.05). Concentrations of metalloid/metals in food waste feeds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Napier grass were relatively higher than other types of fish feeds (p < 0.05). However, most of the metalloid/metals and PAH levels in fish fed with four types of fish feeds were not significantly different (p > 0.05). These findings show that food waste feeds are suitable for using in the production of fish feed and Napier grass can be served as supplemental feeds for grass carp, and hence reducing the production cost. Copyright © 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
CitationCheng, Z., Mo, W.-Y., Nie, X.-P., Li, K.-B., Choi, W.-M., Man, Y.-B., et al. (2016). The use of food waste-based diets and Napier grass to culture grass carp: Growth performance and contaminants contained in cultured fish. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(8), 7204-7210.
- Food waste
- Napier grass
- Fish feeds