Pigmentation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with carotenoids from red pepper


Yanar M. , Kumlu M., Celik M. , Yanar Y., Tekelioglu N.

ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH, vol.49, no.4, pp.193-198, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-198

Abstract

In this study, the effects of synthetic astaxanthin and red pepper on the pigmentation of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss were investigated. The fish (167 g) were fed three diets: Diet A (control diet with no addition of carotenoids), Diet B (75 mg/kg synthetic astaxanthin added) and Diet C (5% red pepper supplemented) for 20, 40 and 60 days.