Studies on the manganese requirement of fingerling channel catfish Academic Article uri icon


  • Fingerling channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) were fed purified diets containing varying levels of manganese for 13 weeks in two experiments. Weight gain and feed efficiency data of catfish fed the basal diet (2.4 mg Mn/kg diet) were not significantly different from those of catfish fed manganese-supplemented diets in both experiments. Liver manganese superoxide dismutase activity, liver manganese concentration, serum alkaline phosphatase activity and hexosamine content of gill filament cartilage did not differ in catfish fed basal and manganese-supplemented diets. Bone manganese concentration increased almost linearly with increasing dietary manganese levels. The 2.4 mg Mn/kg supplied by the basal diet was apparently sufficient to meet the manganese requirement of fingerling channel catfish during these experiments. 1984.

published proceedings

  • Aquaculture

author list (cited authors)

  • Gatlin, D. M., & Wilson, R. P.

citation count

  • 48

complete list of authors

  • Gatlin, Delbert M||Wilson, Robert P

publication date

  • September 1984