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Table 1 Fish growth performance during Phase III (growth trial, 63—105 dof)

From: Impact of early-life rearing history on gut microbiome succession and performance of Nile tilapia

System FTS BFS SEM P value
BWi (g) 7.2 7.1 7.5 7.5 0.19 ns na na
BWf (g) 34.2b 30.8a 34.9b 31.3a 0.36 ns ** ns
FI (g DM d−1) 0.76 0.74 0.76 0.74 0.000 ns ns ns
Growth (g d−1) 0.66b 0.58a 0.67b 0.58a 0.005 ns *** ns
FCR 1.16a 1.27b 1.14a 1.27b 0.01 ns *** ns
SGR (% BW d−1) 3.8b 3.6a 3.8b 3.5a 0.04 ns * ns
Survival (%) 100 97 100 100 0.83 ns ns ns
  1. FTS flow-through system, BFS biofloc system, M-NSP moderate NSP diet, H-NSP high-NSP diet, BWi initial body weight, BWf final body weight, FI feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio, SGR specific growth rate, ns not significant, na not applied, S larval rearing system in Phase I, D diet type in Phase III. Different superscript letters within a row indicate statistical significance
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001