Diet for ranchu

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Diet for ranchu

Post by h_b_K » Fri May 07, 2010 10:40 am

Other than crude protein, do crude fat, crude Fiber and crude Ash play an important role in Ranchu Diet? Can i assume that:

1.) Protein is for the head growth?
2.) Fat is for the body structure to make it more round and robust?
3.) Fiber is for better digestive system?
4.) Ash is for ...?

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Post by LauLanChu » Fri May 07, 2010 11:45 am

http://tetra-fish.com/sites/TetraFish/p ... spx?id=516

Each component has a vital role in fish health:

Proteins: Essential for tissue formation, repair of damaged tissue and injuries and reproduction. Because proteins cannot be stored in the body, the fry and young need large quantities on a regular basis, especially in captivity where protein sources are not readily available in their surrounding habitat. A deficiency of protein causes koi to grow more slowly. Proteins can only be used effectively for growth in warm water temperatures over 50 degrees F.

Fats: Provide a source of energy. Fatty acids, such as triglycerides and phospholipids, are vital components of membranes surrounding all cell walls. Koi are unable to make important fatty acids known as linleic and linolenic acids, essential for growth therefore they must be provided in fish food. Omitting fatty acids from the diet can cause symptoms of fin erosion and heart and liver.

Carbohydrates: Form a source of energy. Fish metabolize them less readily than other mammals. An overabundance of carbohydrate in the diet is very bad for koi health and may result in degeneration of the liver. Excessive storage of carbohydrates can lead to heart failure.

Vitamins: Essential for the normal metabolism and growth of fish; requirements of some vitamins are increased during spawning.They are divided into two categories: fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are found in a variety of forms, all of which are metabolized slowly and can be stored in the body fat. Water-soluble vitamins are easily absorbed and are not usually excreted.

Minerals: Aid basic metabolic functions, as well as performing their own duties, which include building skeletal structures, osmoregulation (water balance), building of nerves, and maintaining the efficiency of gaseous exchange in the blood system. Normally 12 percent of the diet is made up of minerals, being contained in fish food in the form of ash. Most minerals are absorbed from the surrounding water.
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Post by fd3s » Fri May 07, 2010 12:07 pm

Ash is whatever stuff they put in to make up the rest of the percentage.

IMO, don't read too much into the numbers, try and experiment and see what works in the way you want it to. :)

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Post by h_b_K » Fri May 07, 2010 2:04 pm

thanks moderator and fd3s for the explaination..

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