International Journal of AgriScience, vol.4, no.1, pp.60-65, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
This study aimed the evaluation of corn gluten meal (CGM) as a fish meal (FM) replacer in diets of two banded seabream, Diplodus vulgaris, juveniles. Five isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets were formulated containing %0, %15, %30, %45 and %60 CGM, and two banded seabream juveniles with an average weight of 5.92±0.004 g. were fed. Experimental fish stocked in to 84 L glass aquariums with a stocking density of 20 fish.aquarium-1 were hand fed twice a day for a 60 days period. Fish fed on the diet containing %15 and %30 CGM showed the best growth performance compared to the other experimental groups. During the course of the study, no mortality was recorded in any treatment groups. The results of the study showed that CGM, up to %30, can replace FM with no negative effects on growth performance and feed utilization of two banded seabream.