Nutrition and Feeding of Aquatic Organisms (11037P)

Responsible: Dr Marcelo Borges Tesser
Credits: 03 (30 h/a T 15 h/a P)
Offered: Apr./May.

Syllabus: Nutrition of fish, shrimp and other animals of importance in aquaculture. Understanding food chains, anatomy and physiology of the digestive system and attraction of animals to food. Nutritional requirements (proteins and amino acids, lipids, energy, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) for fish and shrimp. Feed formulation and production. Feeding strategies. Special diets for the maturation, larviculture and fattening phases of aquatic animals.