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Table 2 Growth performance of shrimp fed a variety of experimental diets

From: Excess dietary cholesterol may have an adverse effect on growth performance of early post-larval Litopenaeus vannamei

Cholesterol levels, % D10 D20.5 D31 D42 One way ANOVA (P value)
Growth performance      
Initial number 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 /
IBW, mg 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 /
Final number 865.3 ± 33.5 806.3 ± 49.3 856.7 ± 24.7 853.7 ± 10.7 0.599 (ns)
FBW, mg 53.0 ± 1.5a 41.3 ± 0.4b 35.3 ± 4.1b 33.5 ± 3.8b 0.006
WG, % 6529 ± 192a 5058 ± 44b 4308 ± 514b 4092 ± 480b 0.006
SGR, %/day 15.5 ± 0.1a 14.6 ± 0.0ab 14.0 ± 0.4b 13.8 ± 0.4b 0.015
Survival, % 86.5 ± 3.4 80.6 ± 4.9 85.7 ± 2.5 85.4 ± 1.1 0.599 (ns)
  1. Values are shown as mean ± SE of three replicates. Means within the same row and not sharing a common superscript are significantly different (Ducans, P < 0.05); ns, no significant difference detected (P > 0.05).
  2. IBW (mg/shrimp): Initial body wet weight (mg/shrimp).
  3. FBW (mg/shrimp): Final body wet weight (mg/shrimp).
  4. WG (%): weight gain = 100 × (final body weight- initial body weight)/initial body weight.
  5. SGR (%/day): specific growth rate = 100 × (ln final wt.- ln initial wt.)/total number of experimental days.
  6. Survival (%) = 100 × (final shrimp number)/(initial shrimp number).