Dietary phosphorus requirement of channel catfish. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two experiments were conducted to reevaluate the dietary phosphorus requirement of fingerling channel catfish. Basal diets containing either casein with supplemental inorganic phosphorus and 0.5% total calcium or egg albumin with supplemental inorganic phosphorus and 0.75% total calcium yielded similar requirement data. Eleven-week growth, feed efficiency, serum phosphorus, bone ash, bone calcium and bon phosphorus data indicate that 0.33% apparent available dietary phosphorus is adequate for maximum growth and bone mineralization. Based on these data and previous findings, we would suggest a value of 0.4% apparent available phosphorus be used in formulating catfish feeds. The apparent availability of phosphorus from soybean meal, as determined by the chromic oxide indicator method, was 29% for channel catfish.

published proceedings

  • J Nutr

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilson, R. P., Robinson, E. H., Gatlin, D. M., & Poe, W. E.

citation count

  • 99

complete list of authors

  • Wilson, RP||Robinson, EH||Gatlin, DM||Poe, WE

publication date

  • January 1982