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Benefits of saponin supplementation to tilapia

The nile tilapia is by far the most commonly used species in fish farming. However farming of this species in ponds results commonly in early maturation as low as 70 g fish body weight only. Hormones can be used to control reproduction to produces good-size fish, although they can pose some risks to human health. Saponin can be a good alternative to control reproduction according to Christian Lückstädt, Paz Kühlmann and Yasmin Primavera-tirol.

Feed Mix, Vol 14, nr 5, 2006

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