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Table 3 Effects of four types of feed on the biochemical components of juvenile sea cucumbers (n = 15)

From: Culture of benthic diatom Nitzschia sp. with macroalgae carriers and its application as feed of juveniles Stichopus japonicus

Bait Group I Group II Group III Group IV
Diatoms cultured with Ulva Ulva powder Diatoms cultured without carrier Commercial bait
Protein (%)a 33.08 ± 1.25 30.96 ± 0.98 33.14 ± 0.99 32.96 ± 1.06
Lipid (%)a 4.79 ± 0.65 4.16 ± 0.58 4.82 ± 0.63 4.96 ± 0.62
Ash (%) 56.54 ± 2.78 56.86 ± 2.53 56.46 ± 2.64 56.49 ± 2.34
Water (%) 91.32 ± 3.12 91.36 ± 3.01 91.05 ± 2.61 90.96 ± 2.47
  1. a Protein and lipid content are exprerssed as the dry basis