Bergapur® prebiotic dietary incorporation modulates growth profiles in Nile tilapia

Document Type : Original Article


1 Military Veterinary Services Administration, The Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF)..

2 Department of Aquatic Animals' Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University, Moshtohor, Toukh, 13736, Egypt.


The present experiment examined the effect of the prebiotic BergaPur® (de-oiled phospholipid complex) dietary incorporation on the growth parameters of  Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. Three fish groups (Average weight 10.0 ± 0.5 g) were supplemented with prebiotic,
BergaPur® at a rate of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 g/kg diet and the fourth group served as control without any dietary supplementation. The experiment lasted for 9-weeks; and fish were weighted each
3 weeks. Results showed that BergaPur® prebiotic incorporation significantly improved growth performance parameters including final weight, body mass gain, specific growth rate, and
length gain rate over the control group, with most significant elevation for 2.0 BergaPur® g/kg group. Also, 2.0g prebiotic BergaPur® group showed the most obvious reduced feed conversion ratio. Conclusively, our data proved the useful effect of incorporating O. niloticus diets with different concentrations of BergaPur® prebiotic on growth profiles, with a suspected enhancement of palatability and digestibility.


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